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A Low Fat Diet Is Not Good For You Or Your Baby

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Including Omega-3 fats in your diet during pregnancy can help avoid birth defects. The daily recommended consumption dosage for pregnant and/or nursing women is 2.6g of Omega-3 fats and 100-300mg of DHA. Research has linked brain malfunction like depression, ADHD, ADD, low IQ, memory loss, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, Dementia etc. to low DHA in the brain.

It is recommended that a pregnant/nursing woman should take at least 2.6g of omega-3 fatty acids and 100–300 mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) daily to look after the needs of her fetus and suckling infant.

We have been told for years by the government to consume a low-fat diet and that fats cause heart disease and can kill us. This is simply not the truth! It has been an over-simplification of fats that has done this. Not all fats are created equally.

Different Types Of Fats

Let’s go over different types of fats for a second. There are trans-fats, saturated fats, mono-unsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats. There are a few different fats in each of those categories too; some of the most important fats and the ones concentrated on in this article are under the poly-unsaturated category. They are Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Omega-3 And Omega-6 Fats

Fats are not the easiest to understand and there are so many different ones, but there are a few that we should really pay attention to. Those would be the pro-inflammatory Omega-6 fats and the anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats. The most important of those would be DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which is the longest and most important of all the Omega-3 fatty acids or Polyunsaturated Fats. In a typical American diet, the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is around 20:1 whereas the preferred and healthy ratio would be around 2:1.

All the recent research correlates low omega-3 fats with reduced brain function. Too little DHA in the brain is being linked to a wide range of brain malfunctions, including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Low IQ
  • Manic depression
  • Memory loss
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia

Omega-3 Fats And Pregnancy

The data makes sense to me because the brain is made up of about 60% fat and if our diets were rich in the anti-inflammatory omega-3’s, we would then have less inflammation in the brain. I feel that we would have less inflammation in the rest of the body as well because all cells use fats.

All these fatty acids are transferred to the baby through the placenta and breast milk. Omega-3’s are good for both mom and baby, during pregnancy and lactation. Actually, these fats are good for everyone.

I recommend for most of my clients to start taking an eco-friendly omega-3 supplement to boost their levels while they also increase eating the right foods to boost omega-3 from the diet.

Help stop birth defects by starting to incorporate more omega-3’s into your diet and educate those around you on the importance of incorporating these beneficial fats into their diet as well.

Fat is your friend! Don’t believe the low-fat diets as they are not good for you or your baby in the long run.

Nikki Golly

Think about popping out of bed in the morning, feeling well rested and full of natural energy. Up without the need to stumble to the coffee maker to drink a few cups before anyone even tries to talk to you. Enjoying a quicker metabolism and healthy elimination that won’t need everyone to evacuate the house after. Having energy to excel at work and still have liveliness to have fun after. But most of all looking in the mirror and being happy with what is reflected back at you. This is what its like to be healthy and happy, if this sounds good to you then contact me so we can make a plan to get you there. 'Diets' are often boring, involve crazy tactics, and never work for long term but a change in lifestyle though knowledge is fun and long lasting.

Nikki Golly

Think about popping out of bed in the morning, feeling well rested and full of natural energy. Up without the need to stumble to the coffee maker to drink a few cups before anyone even tries to talk to you. Enjoying a quicker metabolism and healthy elimination that won’t need everyone to evacuate the house after. Having energy to excel at work and still have liveliness to have fun after. But most of all looking in the mirror and being happy with what is reflected back at you. This is what its like to be healthy and happy, if this sounds good to you then contact me so we can make a plan to get you there. 'Diets' are often boring, involve crazy tactics, and never work for long term but a change in lifestyle though knowledge is fun and long lasting.

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