Pregnant Woman’s Diet and the Child’s Nutritional Habits

Foods preferred by prospective mothers influence the eating habits of their children in future. It is has been proved by a group of scientists from the University of Colorado (USA).

A pregnant woman’s diet affects the foetus and the development of its brain due to specific smells and tastes. Therefore, certain products later seem more attractive to the child and vice versa.

The author of the research, Dr. Josephine Todrank, states the importance of a healthy diet and alcohol avoidance during pregnancy and lactation. If a would-be mom consumes alcoholic drinks, her child may experience the consequences of alcohol addiction in future, because the developing foetus is “sure” that everything that comes from the mother is “a priori safe”. This fact has an important role in terms of healthy lifestyle strategies implementation among both children and adults.

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