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A lot of people are unaware of this important issue. Lets give the child what it needs to be a healthy clever individual. :peace:


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Foods that produce a bigger then average brain….. Did Einstein’s mother eat fish, or something else for the DHA?

The size of a baby’s brain, and its head circumference are linked to its blood levels of DHA during the first year of life. By the age of nine months after birth, babies fed on mother’s milk (which contains DHA) or formula enriched with DHA seem to have significantly better visual acuity than baby’s receiving formula that does not contain DHA. As a result, most formula milks are now enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.



 
Two servings of fish a week can boost your baby's brain development.

During pregnancy, the foods you eat directly affect the growth and development of your unborn child. A diet high in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats, and low-fat dairy and whole grains is essential for supporting the development of every organ, including the brain. However, if you want to support the development of the fetal brain specifically, you can also add certain foods to your diet that foster neuronal development in the womb.
Fortified Cereals
Fortified cereals provide many of the micronutrients essential for proper fetal brain development. The folic acid and choline in fortified cereals help prevent spina bifida and other neural tube defects. Iron in fortified cereals can also improve fetal brain health -- iron deficiencies during pregnancy are a leading cause of preventable mental retardation. Choose a fortified cereal low in sugar and high in fiber to ensure that both you and your baby are the healthiest you can be.
Fish
Fish contain the omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, which is necessary for optimal brain development. Babies born to mothers with a deficiency of DHA develop visual and behavioral defects; mothers with high omega-3 intake during pregnancy tend to have children who do better on tests measuring verbal, social and communication skills during early childhood. One to two servings of fish per week is ideal because this amount provides enough DHA for brain development without exposing the mother and baby to high levels of mercury or other toxins that can sometimes be found in fish.
Sea Vegetables
Sea vegetables, such as the seaweed nori, are an excellent source of iodine. Iodine assists in brain and spinal cord development and prevents mental retardation. Sea vegetables also contain folic acid, choline and omega-3 fats, so it boosts brain development in a few different ways. Avoid the brown sea vegetable hijiki, however, because it can contain high levels of arsenic.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds contain healthy omega-3 fats,DHA, as well as plenty of brain-boosting micronutrients, such as vitamin B6. This vitamin assists in normal brain functioning by acting as a chemical messenger between brain cells. Simply add a handful of nuts or seeds to your meal plan each day. Walnuts are particularly beneficial because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids in addition to having plenty of micronutrients.

DHA Food sources:

 Flaxseeds(Alsi)75133%


 Walnuts196113%


 Sardines18961%


 Salmon15855%


 Beef17546%


 Soybeans29843%


 Tofu16428%


 Shrimp13514%


 Brussels Sprouts5611%


 Cauliflower299%

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How vegetarians may get their DHA levels high.

The World Health Organization, (WHO) has declared Alsi as the ‘super star food’. In Aryuveda, Alsi is treated as Godly food.

The French emperor Charles Magne was so bedazzled with the magical spells of Alsi that he had made a law ordering his subjects to eat regular doses of Alsi so that his peoples could live without diseases.

Father of India, Mahatma Gandhi had mentioned this in his book, “where Alsi will be eaten, there the society will be prosperous and healthy”.
 
Alsi is packed with Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid ,
Omega-3 is health booster, beauty enhancer and life extender. Omega-3 are found also in walnuts, fish etc apart from Alsi. DHA form from the ALA present in Alsi.
 
http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/143611-What-are-benefits-super-star-food.aspx

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DHA linked to intelligence in children:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/19/omega-3-fat-dha.aspx

A very good source of DHA is krill oil, which has the world's strongest antioxidant astaxanthin in it which prevents the omega-3 fats from getting oxidized and going rancid. Salmon is a good source of DHA and EPA but it has to be wild Alaskan Salmon rather than farmed and should not be eaten a lot because of mercury present in every fish. Krill oil should be Antarctic which has very low levels of mercury.

Krill oil is the best source of omega-3 fats:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/21/krill-oil-radically-better-than-fish-oil.aspx

It is not recommended to use plant based DHA sources as the only sources for omega-3 fats because of reasons mentioned in following article. Also fish oils are not good because they don't have astaxanthin in them and become unhealthy by getting oxidized fast. Flaxseed or Alsi should be organic and freshly ground and consumed immediately to prevent oxidation. Flaxseed oil is not good because it also gets oxidized very fast. Plant based omega-3 fats should always be consumed with animal based omega-3 fats along with astaxanthin supplement (4-8 mg daily). Other sources of plant based omega-3 fats are chia seeds and hemp.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/16/rudi-moerck-on-fish-oil.aspx

Benefits of astaxanthin, the world's strongest antioxidant:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/10/cysewki-discloses-astaxanthin-benefits.aspx

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