#1. Sacha Inchi Seeds
And Other Omega 3 Foods
Sacha Inchi is an excellent food for pregnancy because of its high content of plant-based Omega 3. It contains 20x the Omega 3 content of Wild Pink Salmon. In pregnant women, Omega 3 is critical for your baby’s brain development, the timing of gestation, and birth weight.1 Not only should women consume Omega 3 while pregnant, you should continue to consume it as you breastfeed. Omega 3 fats influence brain development and performance in growing infants.
Sacha Inchi contains 20x the Omega 3 content of Wild Pink Salmon
One serving of Sacha Inchi offers 350% the Daily Value of ALA, a type of Omega 3 that is converted to EPA and then to DHA. Sacha Inchi also contains more protein, fiber, and iron than many other nuts and seeds—making it one of the most nutritious foods for pregnancy. Mamas-to-be should incorporate Sacha Inchi seeds into meals and smoothies, along with other sources of Omega 3 such as seafood.*
*While Seafood is a good source of Omega 3, the FDA recommends limiting seafood intake to two servings a week because of mercury risks, which can damage the development of your baby.2