Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats
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Fish low in mercury are safest
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fatty fish, are an essential part of a healthy diet during pregnancy.
Opt for these safer sources, recommends the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
- Choose fish that are low in mercury, such as salmon, catfish, cod and sardines.
- Avoid fish that are high in mercury, such as swordfish and shark.
- Eat foods fortified with DHA, or if your doctor approves, take a DHA supplement.
- Eat eggs from hens fed DHA-rich microalgae.
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