Pregnancy: the baby’s brain benefits of nuts

Food women in the first trimester of pregnancy, many of the nuts, the brain of their babies may be better. A new study from Spain suggests that the diet of the mothers and the mental abilities of their children were investigated.

There’s no question that nuts are healthy. Previous studies have already proven that their consumption can lower the risk for hypertension, dementia and Diabetes. Apparently, the nuts also have a positive effect on the neuropsychological development of babies, as the current study shows.

Children whose mothers consumed in the first Trimester of pregnancy, according to their own information the most nuts (about two Times per week, 30 grams), cut in Tests related to cognitive functions, concentration ability and working memory is best. The scientists suspect that the nuts contained folic acid as well as Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids for the positive effect of responsible.

For the study 2.208 mother-child pairs from four regions of Spain were studied. The maternal consumption of nuts (walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pine nuts, and hazelnuts) was determined on the basis of questionnaires. Data on the mental development of children were collected 18 months, 5 years and 8 years after birth by different internationally validated standard tests.