I always thought that something smelled fishy when it came to the purported benefits of fish oil. So when a recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that people have every reason to be cautious, I was pretty relieved—of course, I wouldn’t take fish oil supplements anyway. (I’m a big fan of sea kittens.)
The report’s rundown? After extensive research, we now know that all those old wives’ tales about how fish oil is a cure for Mommy’s postnatal depression or can encourage infant development don’t amount to a hill of beans—in fact, eating beans is probably better for you! According to the American Dietetic Association, “Well-planned vegan, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy and lactation. [They also] satisfy [the] nutrient needs of infants, children, and adolescents and promote normal growth.”
You should ditch the cod or tuna (and all other meat) if you’re hoping to chase away those blues or help make baby the next Einstein. (Einstein was a vegetarian, by the way.) Stop on over and take our Pledge to Be Veg today!
Posted by Jason Baker