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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuna

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I have 4 boys and they seem to me to be pretty normal. They each are their own person and have their own strengths and weaknesses. When I was pregnant with each of them I read everything I could to make sure I was doing the right things for my babies. Between my oldest and youngest is 10 years. There was a big difference between what you should be doing when you were pregnant between the two. I now have a niece that is pregnant and it sounds like everything has changed again. I guess everyday there are doctors out there doing research and learning more about how what a mother eat, breaths even does effects their unborn baby.

I was reading about mothers eating seafood when they are pregnant and breast feeding. I remember when I was was pregnant that you shouldn't eat fish because many of the fish have to much mercury in them. I guess they put all fish in the same category at that time. While it's true that pregnant women should stay away from fish high in mercury (shark, mackerel, swordfish, tilefish), it is actually SMART to eat seafood during pregnancy. Fish like Tuna is very good for you when you are pregnant.This is one of things I was reading about this:

Authors: Emily Oken, et al.
Harvard Medical School
Journal: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 2008
Summary: Researchers followed over 25,000 Danish mother/child pairs to determine the overall effect of maternal fish intake during pregnancy on child development. Mothers were interviewed about how much fish they ate, and then about their children’s developmental milestones like crawling and putting words together. Compared with women who ate the least fish, women with the highest fish intake (2 ounces per day on average) had children 25% more likely to have higher developmental scores at 6 months and almost 30% more likely to have higher scores at 18 months.

I don't know about you but that sound very interesting and something that would play a big part in what I ate when I was pregnant. I love fish and right now I eat fish regularly because it is said to improve your brains memory. I also love it!

One of my favorite fish is tuna. I love tuna sandwiches, tuna steaks and of course tuna casserole. I'm very happy to find out that tuna is so good for you no matter what age you are. Check out healthy tuna to read more about the pro of eating tuna.

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2 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, very interesting. I was told to stay away from fish during my pregnancy. Though the doctors told me it was okay to eat it once in a while. That was only 5 years ago. It's amazing how fast things change.

got mercury said...

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