Eggs, considered a nutritional powerhouse, is an excellent food to recommend to these women during pregnancy. According to Niva Shapira of Tel-Aviv University in Israel, eggs can provide various nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are also found in human milk and that support peak brain development (1).
If those eggs are also produced in such a way as to contain high levels of DHA, then they become even more supportive to the young one’s brain (2).
1. Shapira N. Modified egg as a nutritional supplement during peak brain development: a new target for fortification. Nutr Health 2009;20:107-18.
2. Carlson SE. Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in pregnancy and lactation. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:678S-84S.