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The best foods to eat during pregnancy

The best foods to eat during pregnancy

 

If you’re already taking good care of your diet during your pregnancy, but think that you may still be missing some of the good stuff, then read on our guide on the best foods to eat during pregnancy.

The foods mentioned in this guide are power foods that pack the right nutrients that are essential for both you and your baby.

Lentils During pregnancy, one of the most important nutrients for you is vitamin B, which is also called folate or folic acid when taken in supplement form. Lentils are packed with Vitamin B which makes them perfect for a pregnancy diet. Folate directly helps in forming and developing the baby’s brain and the entire nervous system.

Eating lentils while pregnant will also protect your baby from defects like Spina Bifida. You’ll also get a decent supply of protein, iron, and vitamin B6.

Wild Salmon

Healthy fats are essential for your body during pregnancy. Since your body is unable to make healthy fats on its own, cold-water fish like wild salmon will help. The fish is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids, which is packing with DHA.

Omega-3 fatty acids will help develop the baby’s brain and eyes. Wild salmon, herring, sardines, and farmed oysters all have plenty of omega 3 and are absolutely safe to consume under pregnancy. If you don’t like fish, you can try eggs, tofu, or walnuts.

Oats

Oats do not play a very crucial role in developing your baby, but the high fiber, iron, B vitamins, and a set of other important nutrient makes them a superfood that you need to eat. Add oats to your breakfast and other foods such as muffins, pancakes, meatloaf, cookies, cakes, and whatever else you make with flour.

Oats will greatly help reduce nausea! So it definitely does have a great purpose.

Nuts

Nuts have a ton of important minerals like potassium, magnesium, copper, and more. They serve as an excellent snack on the go. They’re also high in healthy fat which is essential for the baby as well as the mother.

Mangos

If you hate taking your minerals and vitamins through vegetables, then opt for Mangos. This fruit is rich in Vitamin A and C and has a sweet taste which can add flavor to any of your salads. Add mangos to other vegetables or eat them whole!

Lean Meat

Lean meat provides you with amino acids which are essentially the building blocks of every single cell in your body. Food high in protein will keep your hunger at bay and will stabilize blood sugar which is good for both of you.

Water

This one is a no-brainer. Water isn’t food, but it is one of the most important parts of your diet. Dr. Caroline Colin at https://www.colinobgyn.com/, recommends it is very important to stay hydrated during pregnancy. Water will not only help absorb all vitamins and minerals you consume but will also make sure your body produces enough cells to keep you and your baby healthy. Water is also important for delivering nutrients throughout the body. So don’t skip on water!

Mandy X

 

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