|It’s recommended that pregnant women eat food rich in omega 3, bit it’s also important to avoid seafood with high levels of mercury. So, the question is: Should you or should you not eat fish during pregnancy?
According to the FDA, a pregnant woman should eat about 8 to 12 ounces of fish per week, given its wide range of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, protein, and omega 3. These nutrients are key for your baby’s brain development. However, there’s seafood that contains high levels of mercury, which could have a negative effect on your baby’s development. The important thing is to be able to tell the difference between fish high mercury and fish that doesn’t.
Why be careful?
Here’s a list of fish and seafood that you can consume due to their wide range of nutrients and low mercury levels:
Don’t forget to avoid raw fish and eat a maximum of 12 ounces of fish per week!
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March 6, 2017