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  2. Sep 27, 2023

Fruits and Veggies in Maternal Diet Can Benefit Children’s Mental Health

For pregnant women whose babies were at high risk of small gestational age at birth, a healthy maternal diet can benefit their children’s mental health later on. In a randomized study, the intervention group that was told to eat a Mediterranean diet had higher cognitive and social-emotional scores than the control. A Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating plants, especially fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A stress reduction intervention also had neurodevelopmental benefits. 


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