“There is no escape-we pay for the violence of our ancestors”.- Frank Herbert, Dune
What a child eats will determine the health and strength of his or her brain as an adult.
What a mom eats during the 9 months of pregnancy will have a significant effect upon fetal brain development, which in turn plays a major role in shaping adult brain health and ability.
What a mom eats in the year before she conceives will also shape her child’s future adult brain.
And, surprisingly, we now have evidence that what the dad eats before conception also plays a very important role in shaping the child’s future intelligence & health.
You should realize it’s not just what you eat: tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs/toxins used by mom or dad before conception are bound to have a very negative influence on development!
Reference: “Low paternal dietary folate alters the mouse sperm epigenome and is associated with negative pregnancy outcomes,” by R. Lambrot, C.Xu, S. Saint-Phar, G. Chountalos, T. Cohen, M. Paquet, M. Suderman, M. Hallett, and S. Kimmins in Nature Communications, 2013.