Choline rich foods

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in News/Articles | 0 comments

Hailed as the new ‘rockstar’ pregnancy nutrient in the US, choline is essential for healthy brain development during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Unfortunately up to 90% of us aren’t reaching the recommended adequate intake.  “Our preliminary dietary studies clearly show an insufficient choline intake compared to the recommended levels,” said Curtis, an analytical chemist and project leader for ongoing choline research at the University of Alberta.[i]

I’m often asked about the best foods to boost your choline intake, so here they are

  • Egg (yolks in particular)
  • Lecithin granules
  • Beef
  • Salmon
  • Chicken
  • Kidney beans
  • Lentils
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Oats
  • Wheatgerm
  • Milk

For some tasty recipes containing these choline superfoods head to our Recipes section and for more information on choline and all your other important nutrients grab a copy of The Vitamins Guide.

[i] Andrea Hill. U of A researchers strive to increase awareness of forgotten essential nutrient. University of Alberta News August 5, 2011

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