Should You Eat Nuts During Pregnancy?

If you’re not allergic to nuts or peanuts, eating them while you’re pregnant may lower your baby’s risk of having those allergies.

[HD]

Researchers studied roughly 8,200 children born between 1990 and 1994. Among mothers who were not allergic to nuts, those who reported consuming nuts the most often (at least five times a week) during—or shortly before or after—their pregnancies had a 70 percent lower risk of having a child who was later diagnosed with a nut or peanut allergy than those who consumed nuts the least often (less than once a month).

What to do: Don’t avoid nuts or peanuts while you’re pregnant in order to lower your child’s risk of an allergy. Exposure to nuts in utero may protect against allergies.

Source: JAMA Pediatr. 2013. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4139.

Nuts and Pregnancy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *