The traditional English breakfast is not normally associated with good health.
scientists have found that eating a plate of bacon and eggs could help
pregnant women boost the intelligence of their unborn child.
are usually given a list of foods to avoid during pregnancy and it is
well documented that a pregnant woman's diet can affect her unborn
Scientists have found that eating a plate of
bacon and eggs could help pregnant women boost the intelligence of
their unborn child
But the new study suggests that a chemical in pork products and eggs can help the baby's growing brain to develop.
at the University of North Carolina have discovered that the
micronutrient, called choline, is vital in helping babies in the womb
develop parts of their brains linked to memory and recall.
a study of the effects of choline on the brains of baby mice, those fed
small doses of choline while in the womb had genetic differences to
those given large amounts.
Dr Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief
of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
journal, which published the research told The Telegraph: 'We may never
be able to call bacon a health food with a straight face, but [similar
studies] are already making us rethink what we consider healthy and
Other foods that contain a high level of the nutrient include liver, milk, chicken and nuts.
Previous studies have suggested that large doses of choline could help protect against heart problems.