A Breakfast to combat environmental toxins – Leafy greens such as spinach, eggs, on organic wholemeal bread is a breakfast for raising champions especially for pregnant mothers. Environmental toxins such as Bisphenol A (BPA) are commonly ingested and it is affecting our gene expression!
BPA is found in many consumer products, including water bottles and tin cans. Reports questioning the safety of BPA came out in 2008, prompting some manufacturers to stop using the chemical but it is still widely found in our environment.
Prenatal exposure to BPA changes our baby’s epigenome responsible for activating or silencing certain genes and so it has been found that BPA exposure increases the risk of obesity and diabetes later in life. But just as toxins can negatively affect gene expression we can also positively counteract this commonly found environmental toxin by eating foods rich in folic acid, B12, choline and betaine.
Foods such as leafy greens, egg yolk, sunflower seeds, beets, Tofu (organic and non-GMO of course) and animal protein sources, are high in methyl donating nutrients which positively effect healthy gene expression and in this case, help our future generation grow into healthy strong individuals.