Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Monday, August 1, 2011

DHA During Pregnancy Reduce Colds in Infants.

A woman who consumes fish oil-type supplements during pregnancy may decrease the number of colds early in her baby's life, according to a randomized, controlled trial.
Symptoms resolved faster throughout the first six months of life for the supplement group compared with the placebo group, they will report in the September issue of Pediatrics.

1,094 pregnant women in Mexico took 400 mg DHA or placebo daily during the later half of gestation.

At 1 month, symptom duration for the DHA group compared with the placebo group was:
                26% shorter for cough
                15%, shorter for phlegm
                30% shorter for wheezing
                22% longer for rash

At 6 months, symptom duration differences in the DHA versus placebo group were:
                20% shorter for fever
                13% shorter for nasal secretion
                54% shorter for difficulty breathing
                23% shorter for rash
                25% shorter for "other illness," such as ear infections and sore throats.
                74% longer for vomiting


         Imhoff-Kunsch B, et al "Prenatal Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation and Infant Morbidity: Randomized Controlled Trial" Pediatrics 2011; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-1386.

                Various recommended doses of EPA and DHA during pregnancy:
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