Highlights

  • Choline could have a very positive impact on expecting mothers
  • Consuming 2X the recommended choline in pregnancy linked to improved attention spans in kids
  • Choline is found in meats, fish, nuts, beans, vegetables, and eggs

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This nutrient during pregnancy could boost your child’s attention span

Children whose mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during pregnancy performed better at challenging attention tasks.

Choline, a nutrient similar to B vitamins, has been found to have a profound positive benefit for expecting mothers.

In a study, children whose mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during pregnancy performed better at challenging attention tasks.

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Published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the study builds on decades of research on rodent models that claim that adding extra choline to the maternal diet produces long term cognitive benefits for the offspring.

The findings suggest that the current recommended choline intake for expectant mothers does not fully meet the needs of the foetal brain. As a nutrient, choline is found in foods such as meats, fish, nuts, beans, vegetables, and eggs.

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