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New Study, Are Peanuts Good or Bad for Baby?

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For expectant mothers the list of what to eat and what not to eat could seem pretty lengthy.

A new study on nuts and whether eating them is safe for your un-born child may put at least some of the food anxiety to rest.

Peanuts can be a healthy and high-protein snack but for about 1 in 50 kids they're a deadly allergy risk. Because of this, many mothers fear a child's exposure to peanuts even before they are born

Pregnant women had been told in the past that eating peanut products might increase the risks their child would develop an allergy.

Now, researchers at Northwestern have refuted this idea and report the exact opposite.

In their study of more than 8,000 children, they found that the more peanuts a woman eats during her pregnancy, the less likely her child is to have a peanut allergy.

This can be thought of almost like a vaccine – it teaches their body to recognize peanut as something safe.  

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