While we all need a balanced body chemistry in order to stay healthy, that requirement goes to a whole new level during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant need to keep a close eye on their vitamin and mineral levels in order to ensure their health as well as that of the unborn child. In particular, pregnant women should focus on Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These both have different functions, and it’s important to keep a balance of both.
- Managing our body chemistry on a daily basis is critical for all of us in staying healthy.
- For pregnant women, the importance of this grows to a whole other level, since the woman is providing nutrition to the fetus as well.
- Pregnant women should pay particular attention to the balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in their diets.
“This is where omega (n)-3 PUFA and their metabolites come in. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism attest to the value of these polyunsaturated fatty acids in boosting a pregnant women and her fetus’ health.”