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Choline During Pregnancy

The People’s Pharmacy on NPR last week highlighted the importance of eating choline rich foods during pregnancy.  If you are deficient in choline, there is an increased risk of spina bifida and other neurological disorders.  On the other hand, babies born to mothers who have consumed lots of choline rich foods might have better memories and be faster learners.  Great reasons to eat lots of organic pastured eggs, bananas and all natural peanut butter.  Other good choline sources:  liver, butter, banana, barley, cauliflower, corn, flax seeds, lentils, milk, oranges, potatoes, sesame seeds, tomatoes and whole wheat bread.