Every mum will think a step just for their baby to grow smarter, even while you are pregnant and baby is still inside your stomach.
Yet, that is in fact true and claimed that several foods have the ability to positively affect your baby's memory and learning capacity while there are some to avoid from hold back brain development.
Here Are List Of What Foods To Eat and NOT To Ensure Your Baby Fetus Is SMART.
1. Supply with Daily Prenatal Nutrients.All pregnancy must ensure sufficient balance of nutrients for your baby needs such as
• Folic Acid And Vitamin B12 To Make Red Blood Cells,
• Vitamin C To Produce Collagen,
• Vitamin D For Bone Building,
• Zinc For Brain Development.
If you get upsets stomach from the prenatal vitamins, do not skip them. Take it with your meals or consult with your doctor about switching brands.
2. Get Omega-3s.Fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are low mercury healthy fish and contain most rich amount of omega-3 fatty acids, can boost your baby's brainpower.
Based on study from Harvard Medical School, more consumption of cooked fish during the second trimester pregnancy will promote results of higher new-born babies scored on a mental-growth test at 6 months of age.
Omega-3s can be found in brain-cell membranes, this is why they can be positively beneficial to influence brain’s function, according to Lise Eliot, PhD, assistant professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, in Chicago.
Consult with your pregnancy doctor for taking a fish-oil supplement if you dislike eating fish.
3. Choose The Right Fish, Avoid High Mercury Fish.Even though fish is good for your baby's brain, here are some easy precautions to avoid high mercury contamination in some fish that could be harmful.
Based on FDA, Food and Drug Administration recommends all pregnant women to avoid fish such as shark, tilefish, king mackerel, and swordfish completely because they contain the highest mercury level.
Remember to always limit all fish to 12 ounces is about 2 meals in a week and also ensure to cook all the fish even though is low in mercury such as salmon, shrimp, canned light tuna, pollock, and catfish.
4. Eat More Fruits and Veggies.Fruits and veggies contain high antioxidants to protect the baby's brain tissue from damage according to nutritionist Elizabeth Somer, RD, author of Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy.
You should add into pregnancy meals such as dark leafy greens, papaya, blueberries, and tomatoes to supply rich antioxidant.
Make sure to cleanly wash all fruits and vegetables, especially fruits with skin when cutting it will drag germs into its flesh.
5. Avoid Alcohol.Heavy alcohol abuse during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome . But based on March of Dimes, pregnancy research, even moderate amounts of beer, wine, or liquor can harm a baby's brain.
Even small to moderate drinking can affects the problems with learning, attention, memory, and social skills for in baby’s future.
6. Boost Protein.Pregnancy women need more protein right now to build cells and produce hormones for your growing baby. Indeed, all women need 10 extra grams of protein a day during pregnancy.
Include Protein Boosters of
• 1 Fruit Yogurt At Breakfast,
• 1 Cup Of Bean Soup At Lunch,
• Whole-Grain Crackers Peanut Butter For A Snack, Or
• 100g of Lean Cooked Tenderloin & Cooked Sirloin Beef At Dinner.
7. Include Iron Source.Iron sources needs to double when you are pregnant because iron is necessary to helps supply life-sustaining oxygen to your baby.
The problem is that many women when enters into pregnancy had already deficient in iron. Since when baby's having poor of oxygen in the womb, this cause risk of poor growth and can lower IQ.
Suggest talking with your doctor to test you for iron lacking, also important to ensure your diet includes rich foods in iron such as lean beef, chicken, legumes, and fortified breakfast cereal.
8. Do Not Gain Too Much Weight.You are now eating for 2, but when eating too many pounds during pregnancy can increase chances of premature delivery (babies born early) can affects learning ability.
Premature delivery is known as one of the huge risk factors for mental impairment which affect between birth weight, IQ score, and study abilities, based on Doctor Lise Eliot.
Babies born early can miss out on the unique nourishment provided by placenta, which are unprotected to stimuli they are normally protected from in the womb, and are now weaker to infection.
In order to ensure your healthy weight, follow these advices.
• When You are currently normal weight, gain 11 to 15 kg.
• When You are currently overweight, gain just 6 to 11 kg.
• When You are currently underweight, gain 12 to18 kg.
9. Avoid From Food Poisoning.Toxoplasmosis, is an illness affected from parasite of undercooked meat and eggs.
It cause flulike signs to mom but potentially more harmful concerns for the baby including blindness, hearing loss, and mental retardation.
To help avoid from such pregnancy complication, remember to wash your hands, the cutting boards, and knives using a hot, soapy water before and after preparing food.
All Meats need to be cook for at least 160 degrees F (71 Degree Celsius). If you eat outside or restaurants, do not eat meats rare or medium rare.
Avoid from tiramisu and Caesar salad dressing which are made with raw eggs especially outside foods.