08 January 2010

Good news for pregnant women!

It’s tough being pregnant – your hormones go awry, you have to carry extra weight and as if that weren’t bad enough, you’re not allowed to compensate with a few glasses of wine!

But good news is just in – researchers at the University of North Carolina have found that consuming large quantities of choline during pregnancy can actually ‘boost the baby’s brain’ by promoting growth in the parts of the brain associated with memory and memory recall.

Since choline is found in pork products and eggs, a good fry-up should be on the menu on a regular basis. As Dr Geraldine Weissmann, the editor-in-chief of the journal which published the research findings said; “we may never be able to call bacon a health food with a straight face, but similar studies are already making us rethink what we consider healthy and unhealthy.”

High levels of choline are also found in liver, milk, chicken and nuts – but I like the sound of bacon and eggs better!

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