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Choline In Eggs And Meat May Influence Gene Expression From Infancy To Adulthood

Meat and Eggs

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  • Consumption of higher levels of choline during pregnancy (about double the recommended pregnancy intake) is linked to beneficial epigenetic changes in the fetus that likely last into adulthood
  • Higher choline intake decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the fetus, which may offer protection against stress-related conditions, including mental health disorders, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Eggs and meat are two of the best dietary sources of choline; if you’re a vegan or vegetarian who does not consume any animal foods, you may be at risk of deficiency

By Dr. Mercola

Folic acid is perhaps the most well known B vitamin, and is especially important for pregnant women to avoid certain birth defects.


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