Monthly archives: March 2016

 
 
 
 

A chip off the old block

The consumption of EPA and DHA throughout whole pregnancy has a protective effect on pregnancy induced hypertension, preterm birth risk, birth weight, birth length and head circumference at birth. The developing fetus completely depends on the maternal essential fatty acid supply. Maternal nutrition (especially omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) is a determining factor in fetal development. Third trimester of gestation is considered to be the most important regarding the contribution […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and B vitamins in cognitive health

Our body needs vitamins to grow, develop and function normally. Vitamins are a group of substances that help us to get energy from the food we eat; they are important in iron and calcium absorption, also for nervous, digestive, and immune systems; and they are needed to form new cells, especially red blood cells. Humans require adequate amounts of 13 vitamins: four fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) and […]

 
 
 
 

About breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the best for babies and mommies: it can protect children against infections and reduce the possibility of later health problems (including diabetes, obesity, and asthma), and for mothers it helps the uterus to contract, helps bleeding to cease more quickly after delivery, and can reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. “What else?” As HE would say. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the […]