Ah, yes, yet another article exclaiming the benefits of protein consumption during pregnancy! In previous posts I’ve talked about eating meat again after 15-years as a vegetarian and also about upping my intake of protein prior to IVF (that we didn’t end up doing because I got pregnant, unsuccessful yes, but still pregnant for a short time all the same).
So without further adieu, here are the highlights of the NY Times article:
“The study found that the children whose mothers consumed more protein, phosphorus and vitamin B12 when they were pregnant had the greatest bone mass and bone mineral content. The researchers also found that higher consumption of carbohydrates and greater blood concentrations of homocysteine – an amino acid that accumulates in response to a deficiency in B vitamins – were associated with lower bone mass and mineral content.”
Read the full article here: Childbirth: Maternal Diet Affects Child’s Bone – NYTimes.com.
I’m not pregnant yet, but regardless I’m off to choke down some more protein! Gotten strengthen up those eggs, right?