‘Mediterranean diet’ can protect unborn child against asthma

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The Mediterranean-style diet has long been credited with healthy life. Now, a new study has found that it may be the best type of diet a woman should have during pregnancy as it can protect her baby against asthma and other allergies.

Researchers in Europe have found that children born to mothers who eat a diet loaded with fruits, fish, vegetables and nuts are much less likely to develop asthma by the time they are 6 years old than children whose mothers opted for a a less healthy diet during pregnancy.

According to the researchers, the development of children’s lung function might be helped when exposed to a high level of antioxidants before birth.

Fatty acids found in fish oil are also known to have anti-inflammatory effects and have been linked to a reduced risk of allergies in kids,” according to the researchers.

 

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