How to improve foetal brain growth during pregnancy?
Foetal brain starts forming just 3 week after conception and food you eat plays a vital time in its development.
A baby 's brain undergoes rapid changes between 24- 40 week of pregnancy with significant growth from 34 week.
Micronutrients required are
DHA, IRON , IODINE, FOLATE, CHOLINE
SELENIUM, VITA E , ZINC , BETA - CAROTENE , MUFA ( mono- unsaturated fatty acid)
Dietary sources of micronutrients are as below :
DHA - walnuts , flexseeds , fish
IRON - spinach , raisins , pista , black beans , lentils
IODINE- yogurt, corn, cheese , green peas , banana
FOLATE - spinach , beets , broccoli , avocado
CHOLINE - eggs , chickpeas, cauliflower
SELENIUM - eggs, spinach
VITA E - almonds, peanuts, sweet potato, spinach , sunflower oil
ZINC - yogurt , cashew , mushroom
Beta carotene - melons, sour cherries , sweet potatoes
MUFA - almond , peanut, cashew , avocado, butter
DR. Astha Dudhat Mulani
Best Female gynecologist, bapunagar