Lots of veggies during pregnancy can protect your child from asthma and allergies

I read this article suggesting that pregnant women who eat a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy can significantly reduce the risk of asthma and allergies in their children. This is according to researchers from the University of Crete, Greece, who studied 468 mothers and their children from pregnancy until the children were 6½.

A Mediterranean diet typically includes lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish. It rarely includes red meat. This type of diet is high in antioxidants, which help keep the body healthy.

The study also found that eating red meat more than 3 or 4 times a week actually increased the risk of asthma and allergies.

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