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Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy

Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly essential during pregnancy, as they foster healthy brain and vision development in a growing fetus.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:

  • Eat 12 ounces of omega-3-rich fish each week.

  • Choose low-mercury seafood. Good choices include anchovies, bass, halibut, herring, blue mussels, Pacific oysters, trout, salmon, tuna and whitefish.

  • Avoid tilefish, shark, swordfish and king mackerel, which are higher in mercury.

  • Eat foods fortified with DHA.

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