Scientists think that if women take choline during their pregnancies, they?ll “super-charge” their children’s brains for life. If they eat chocolate daily, they’ll have a happier baby. And if they have a toddler who’s a finicky eater, it’s because of the way he was fed as an infant.
Babies born to pregnant rats that were given the supplement were known to be faster learners with better memories. They also had better memories when they got old. Choline is found in egg yolks, liver and other meats that, according to researcher Scott Swartzwelder, are “exactly the kind of things people were told not to eat” due to worries about high cholesterol.