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Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats

Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats

(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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