Added to the ever-changing, constantly growing, completely contradictory list of shit that pregnant women should and should not do to have the best pregnancy ever is the consumption of nuts, previously thought to increase the risk of nut allergies in children. A new study suggests that the exact opposite is true.
The latest study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, finds that preggos should eat nuts as a way to prevent nut allergies as a way to induce tolerance into the baby. According to the author of the study:
It does seem like there is a part of time in the young child's development where exposure to the food allergen is needed to acquire tolerance and not allergy.