Eat to beat asthma
Tucking into salmon while pregnant can reduce your child’s risk of becoming asthmatic, according to new research from the UK. Scientists from the University of Southampton found that eating two portions of salmon a week from week 19 of pregnancy onwards can reduce a child’s risk of developing asthma by the time she reaches the age of three. That’s because the fatty acids and vitamins in salmon work to strengthen bub’s immune system, which helps prevent it from reacting to asthma triggers such as animal fur and pollen when she’s older. However, make sure you don’t eat more than three portions weekly, as oily fish can contain low levels of pollutants such as mercury.