I’m sure you’re aware of the health benefits eggs bring to the table when it comes to pregnancy. It’s packed with the necessary nutrients like vitamin B12, choline, and folate.
Some of us might not know what choline but I can tell you it is a very important nutrient that most of us aren’t getting enough of. It’s is equally important for pregnant women to get a good dose of choline when the baby’s spinal cord and brains start developing.
Furthermore, a recent study done by the University of Wollongong shows that less than 10% of the Australian population are getting enough choline in their food intake.
If you’re pregnant and want to reach the choline requirements, you have to eat eggs. Choline plays a vital role in the development of the brain and the way nervous systems function.
Eggs are also good for the eye and brain as they contain omega-3s. They’re a good source of iodine coupled with the 20% RDI (recommended dietary intake) provided during pregnancy. Many pregnant women don’t consume enough iodine which is a bad thing as it needed for normal thyroid functioning which is why it is one of the nutritional facts in eggs.
Nutritional facts of eggs:
They are the perfect baby food.
The nutrients in eggs make eggs the perfect food for your baby as it supports there growth and development. Coupled with the high-quality protein, omega-3s, and variety of vitamins making it the best food for introducing solids to them.
Sharon Natoli (an expert dietitian) advises that we match the texture of the eggs according to the baby’s stage of development. Firstly, you start with purees, before moving on to mashed, then lumpy, and you always ensure that the yolks are cooked hard for babies.