Choose fish from clean waters, at best from the sea or fish from sustainable aquacultures. Fatty fish are particularly healthy. Salmon from Norwegian aquaculture is an example of such a high quality product. In order to combine health and consumption, meals with fish should be designed as varied as possible. Herring, codfish and shellfish are a delicious alternative, just like crustaceans. Mussels, shrimp, lobster and crab are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and trace elements.
There is a long row of scientific studies about the connection between fish as food, taking fish oils and embryonic development. A study with 9,000 pregnant women from the university in Aarhus showed a low risk for premature births as well as for a low birth weight for women who ate a lot of fish during their pregnancy.
The human brain consists of around 60 percent fat and more than half of this fat is composed of omega 3 fatty acids. They are indispensable for supplying the human brain and central nervous system. Developmental biologists even see a connection between the mental development of a human and a diet rich in fish and crustaceans. These assumptions are proven by studies that were able to show a connection between the mental development of the child and a corresponding diet from the expectant mother. The child’s brain makes particular progress during the final trimester of pregnancy. Omega 3 fatty acids are therefore an absolute necessity at this time.