Taste of kale makes unborn babies grimace, study shows


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According to a new study, the taste of the bitter leafy green makes unborn babies with a “crying face” smile, while carrots are more likely to smile.

According to a team of researchers from Durham University in England, fetuses were twice as likely to have a gross-out expression after their mothers swallowed powdered black capsules compared to powdered carrot tablets.

Conversely, when future mothers ate carrots, unborn babies were more likely to make a “laughter face,” according to the study. published Wednesday in the journal Psychological Science.

,[It means] mom hasn’t finished her meal yet [when] The fetus is already aware, or capable of understanding, of what the mother has eaten,” Benoist Schaal, one of the study’s authors, said. Told the Guardian.

According to the study, to test the ability to taste flavors in the womb, researchers took ultrasound images of nearly 70 unborn babies between 32 and 36 weeks after their mothers ate vegetables.

According to a new study, the baby in the womb reacts with "crying face" When their mothers eat kale.
According to a new study, babies in the womb respond with a “crying face” when their mothers eat kale.
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Pregnant women aged 18 to 40 were divided into three groups, including kale-eaters, carrot-manchers, and women who were given no food at all.

The expecting mothers were asked not to eat anything for at least an hour before their babies’ faces were scanned.

The researchers then analyzed 180 ultrasound images of the fetuses, frame-by-frame, to study their facial expressions – and found that black made young babies green in the gills.

in embryos a.  found to be more likely to make "laughing face" When moms ate carrot capsules.

The fetus was found to be more likely to make a “laughter face” when the mothers ate the carrot capsules.


An example of a fetus grunting after the mother eats kale capsule powder.

An example of a fetus grunting after the mother eats kale capsule powder.


It may be a bitter pill to swallow, but exposure to the once fashionable leafy green Beza Uston, lead author of the study, said, and other vegetables in the womb may make the baby less picky.

“what [we] Other research shows that in fact if the mother’s diet is varied, such as vegetables and fruits etc., the babies are much less fussy,” she said.

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