Tips for a Healthy Diet & Nutritious During Pregnancy

by Pooja Late so cut

For most people, being pregnant is exciting. For other, it comes with some feeling of anxiety as to what they need to know or not. Every pregnant woman wants to give birth to the baby in a perfect condition. Adopting a balanced nutrition during pregnancy can help in achieving your goal. There are foods you can eat or avoid when pregnant. It is a special time and it is important to follow special pregnant women diet to help you and your child.

Healthy eating

Did you know that eating a variety of food when pregnant could help in giving you all the nutrients your body need? Your body needs carbohydrate, protein, and fats for energy. There are various sources to get these nutrients. You can get them from:

·         Unsaturated fats like fish, nuts, canola oil, and olive oil.

·         Carbohydrate from fruits, whole grains, low-fat milk products, legumes (lentils, beans, and peas), vegetables, and fruits.

·         Lean protein like poultry without skin, fish with low mercury, low-fat milk products, and legumes.

The consumption of healthy food during pregnancy is beneficial to the health of your baby and your overall health. Perhaps you already have a healthy balanced diet plan or thinking of changing it; it is important for you to integrate vegetables and fruits into it.

Folic acid: This is vitamin B. The consumption of folic acid prior and during early pregnancy help in reducing the chances of the baby having neural tube defects or birth-related defects. Ensure you consult your doctor before taking any dose. Follow the prescription of your doctor in order to avoid any complications.

Iron: During your second and third trimesters, you will need iron as twice as possible. The consumption of extra iron helps with the development of the fetus and placenta. It also supports additional blood within your system. Though the requirement within the first three months of your pregnancy and the consumption of iron supplements have the tendency of aggravating morning sickness.

According to doctors, most pregnant women will need about 16 to 20 mg of iron daily. For women expecting twins or more, are required to take more iron. Please for your safety; ensure to consult your doctor concerning the amount of iron that you require. There are some side effects as it could lead to constipation and stomach upset. In addition, the consumption of iron during bedtime increases the likelihood of having stomach upset.

Calcium: The importance of calcium to the body cannot be overemphasized. It is required for the development of the skeleton of the fetus. There is various food to obtain enough calcium from by eating or drinking foods. Good sources of calcium include:

·         Calcium-fortified orange juice

·         Corn tortillas made with lime

·         Tofu

·         Cauliflower and broccoli

·         Greens (Turnip greens and mustard), watercress, kale, Choy, and bok

·         Cooked beans, lentils, and legumes

·         Canned fish with bones such as sardines and salmon

·         Calcium-fortified soy and rice beverages.


Author’s Bio

Maria Sharp, a medical practitioner looks at the importance of nutrition during pregnancy. She explored the various important nutrient to integrate into pregnancy diet to help the growth of the fetus.  

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