Eat to beat asthma

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - The Buzz -

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.

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