Pregnant Moms Can Influence Child's Future Palate
A new study suggests that pregnant moms can influence their child's palate before they're born! So if you want your kid to like veggies, then you need to eat them while you're pregnant.
ABC reports on the study conducted by Monell Chemical Senses Center, which found that what a woman eats during her pregnancy shapes her baby's palate:
In the womb, the baby is surrounded and nourished on the amniotic fluid, which is filled with the flavors of what the mom has eaten.... The babies are feasting on the flavored amniotic fluid, forming memories of these flavors even before birth. These memories result in preferences for these foods or odors for a lifetime.For example, eating broccoli while pregnant means there's a better chance your baby will like broccoli more than another baby would, whose mother did not eat broccoli.... Researchers say this helps explain why kids from countries with more adventurous menus enjoy more diverse foods than a child exposed to American peanut butter and jelly and chicken nuggets.
Explains a lot, right? Here's the video: