More than just cute baby chicks come from eggs. If you're pregnant, a good wonder food is the common old...

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More than just cute baby chicks come from eggs. If you're pregnant, a good wonder food is the common old egg. Eggs are packed with something called choline. More than 90% of Americans are choline-deficient, and if you're pregnant, that's doubly bad. Benefits of choline:
  • Helps to build a strong and healthy baby brain.
  • Choline is a key component of many fat-containing structures in your cells and is especially vital to overall good health and brain function.
  • It's important for cellular processes.
  • Choline is a key component of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotrasmitter that carries messages to and from the nerves in your body and is the main way your muscles get messages from your nerves. I.e choline = healthy muscles.
  • Choline helps to prevent things like heart disease, osteoporosis, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's, and type-2 diabetes.
Pregnant mamas should get about 450 milligrams of choline each day. 4 eggs provide a full day's supply of choline. 4 eggs is A LOT of eggs huh? Still two a day for breakfast is a great start since that meets half your daily requirements. Other food sources include include beef liver (355 mg), dried soy beans (116 mg), wheat germ (152 mg), cod (83 mg), chicken (70 mg, and salmon (65 mg). Source: The George Mateljan Foundation

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