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.