By Riva Preil
Forgot where you put your car keys? Do you find yourself blaming those “pregnancy hormones” for occasional forgetfulness? Believe it or not, it might not be the hormones talking…rather it might be your diet.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and two fatty acids present in fish oil that are highly recommended for pregnant women. These fatty acids facilitate brain development in the growing fetus. In fact, studies have shown that children develop motor skills approximately two months faster if they received these important nutrients during pregnancy.
DHA helps with the development of motor skills, language skills, and the ability to concentrate. EPA helps with mood enhancement and development of positive outlook. If your diet is lacking DHA and EPA, your baby will snatch them from YOUR brain! This can result in forgetfulness …so remember to eat your fatty acids.
Many obstetricians recommend fish oil as an excellent source of fatty acids. However, not all fish oils are created equally. Salmon, tuna, and sardine based oils from a CLEAN ocean are recommended. In addition, you want to make sure that the oil underwent MOLECULAR DISTILLATION purification process (please refer to this link for more information).