Is it safe to have Sardine during pregnancy?

Yes, with caution

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How does including sardine in your pregnancy diet help with neonatal development?

Sardine - also known as 

Pilchard, Madeiran Sardinella, Japanese Sardinella, Brazilian Sardinella, Bali Sardinella, Rainbow sardine, Slender rainbow sardine, Slender white sardine, White sardine, European pilchard, Goldstripe sardinella, Indian oil sardine, Round sardinella, South American pilchard
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Limits during pregnancy
8-12 ounces a week
How does including sardine in your pregnancy diet help with neonatal development

Sardines have high levels of Omega-3 fatty acid. These are critical for the brain and eye development of the baby. Omega-3 is not created by the human body. Hence, you need to supplement yourself with the right foods to get your regular intake of this fatty acid.
The two most beneficial Omega-3s are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). EPA supports the heart, immune system, and inflammatory response, while DHA supports the brain, eyes, and central nervous system. Hence, you should include sardine in your pregnancy diet for good neonatal nutrition.

Good source of
Calcium, Folate, Iron, Omega-3, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc,
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