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Q&A with SPB: Eggs

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Eggs: Two per day
The benefits of eggs are many.  You can click HERE for a breakdown of nutrients from A to Zinc.  If you are allergic to eggs, that post list alternatives for getting those nutrients through other foods.  Also listed below are two links to learn more about LUTEIN and CHOLINE, two nutrients found in eggs that are super-important for that ever-developing baby brain.  

If you just can’t stomach eggs, read about the nutrients from A to Zinc, and maybe you will be motivated to find at least a couple of egg dishes you can tolerate so that baby has all the brain-building advantages available to him or her.  

Coach Bruss got really good at making a couple of egg dishes in order to support our pregnancies. He handled the raw egg smell and texture that I couldn't stand in pregnancy, and made two yummy dishes that I could stomach in order to give our Sweet Peas a nutritional boost every day during pregnancy.  I continued eating eggs into the childbearing year when we were exclusively breastfeeding and that baby's brain continued to grow.
Excerpt from "Egg nutrients A to Zinc":

Eggs are important for you and your growing baby because: 

    • Eggs are a good source of the highest quality protein, which helps to support fetal growth. 
    • Eggs also have B vitamins that are important for normal development of nerve tissue and can help reduce the risk of serious birth defects that affect the baby's brain and spinal cord development. 
    • The type of iron in eggs (a healthy mixture of heme and non-heme iron) is particularly well-absorbed, making eggs a good choice for pregnant and breastfeeding women who are at higher risk for anemia. 
    • Eggs are an excellent source of choline, a little-known but essential nutrient that contributes to fetal brain development and helps prevent birth defects. The National Academy of Sciences recommends that pregnant women consume 450 milligrams of choline per day and that breastfeeding women consume 550 milligrams per day.  Eating two eggs a day gets you halfway there! 
    • Eggs are a source of antioxidants.  Antioxidants reduce harmful free radicals in various parts of the body. Free radicals (bad guys!) play a role in a variety of diseases: macular degeneration, cancer and heart disease 
    • The yolk includes healthy monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats and almost half of the high-quality protein found in eggs  

Other posts in this series 
Nutrition Focus Dairy:

Brewer Pregnancy Diet:

The material included in this video is for informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The viewer should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog and video contain information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained in this video and on our blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.
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Categories: Breastfeeding, Nutrition, Q&A with SPB

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