Want a healthy kid? It starts before she’s born. A recent study, led by Dr. Suzan Carmichael of Stanford University, shows that pregnant women who eat a healthy diet decrease their risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect (the neural tube forms the brain and spinal cord), or a cleft palate.
What’s in a healthy diet? Plenty of
- whole grains
A healthy diet also is low in fat and sugar. So protect your child’s brain health, and overall health, before he even gets here!
Reinberg, Steven. Mom’s Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk. Healthy Day News, October 3, 2011.