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Eating in pregnancy is considered extremely important because it directly affects the development of baby and your own health.

Description: Eating apple every day is good for pregnant women.

Eating apple every day is good for pregnant women.

Which foods should you eat or not eat? Which is the best food for babies and do not make mother become obesity? That is the information that you need to know as below.

Cereals for breakfast

A bowl of cereal for soft and perfect breakfast contains enough essential nutrition required for your need. Many cereals supplement vitamins and minerals such as folic acid, iron, vitamin B, and so on; so they are wonderful foods to add more nutrition for your children.

To keep blood sugar stably and avoid loss of energy, eat cereals which consist of a very low sugar and high fiber such as bran flakes, oat cereal.

Red meat

Many pregnant women are easy to have an anemia by iron deficiency which makes women always feel tired and sluggish. Therefore, red cells in meat increase blood volume in pregnancy.

Description: The red cells in meat increase blood volume in pregnancy

The red cells in meat increase blood volume in pregnancy

Instead of taking iron supplements, the best way is that you add directly iron from natural foods because iron medicine easy to cause constipation in pregnant women. Red meat is the best source of natural iron.

Pregnant women who have vegetarian diet and complement iron from green vegetables, beans, dried fruit; although iron in vegetables is not absorbed so easily as that in meat, it usually has more vitamin C, which improves absorptivity.

Vegetables

Vegetables are foods that pregnant women are not allowed to forget. Along with taking folic acid by tablets, you also need more natural folate to prevent complications for baby such as spina bifida.

Green leafy vegetables that pregnant women should supplement include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, turnips and other vegetables.

Adding folic acid is necessary but should also ensure that you do not receive in excess of nutrients. Therefore, the important thing is you need to balance your diet.

Fish oil

Fish oil (found in sardines, herring, mackerel, salmon ...) is an important food that pregnant women need to supplement during pregnancy. It is rich in essential fats that benefit for formatting baby’s brain, developing eyes’ nervous system, and is very high in nutrients for the mother.

If you are suffering from dry skin, poor memory, impaired concentration, these essential fats in fish oils may help you a lot. It also helps promote the growth of the fetus and relieve uterine contractions when laboring.

You can eat 2 meal of fish a week and remember to eat just enough, because marine fish often are integrated toxins from environment, even including mercury; that can affect unborn baby if you eat too much.

Water

Everyone knows how water is necessary for human health. Drinking enough water during pregnancy will help you have the necessary amount of amniotic fluid, reduce the risk of urinary tract infections; avoid constipation and the body always keep water.

But more important, many studies show that drinking plenty of water can prevent early uterine spasms when bearing. Dehydration and hot weather will cause hormone stimulating contractions.

You should drink 2 to 2.5 liters of water per day - drink with small sips, not drink a big glass of water at the same time that putting pressure on your kidneys.

Description: Drinking enough water during pregnancy will help you have enough amniotic fluid required.

Drinking enough water during pregnancy will help you have enough amniotic fluid required.

Apple

According to Asthma center in the UK, eating an apple a day during pregnancy may reduce risk of suffering from asthma for baby. Apples are rich in vitamins C and E which protect lungs naturally, and help reduce asthma and allergies.

Many mothers say that eating apples make their morning sickness be reduced.

Banana

All fruits are good for pregnant women, they are rich in fiber, folate, vitamin C to boost immunity, and beta carotene is essential for development of skin and eye.

Banana is even more special, it contains tryptophan promoting sleep, potassium helping retain water and preventing women from getting cramps.

Nutrition in bananas also provides you lasting energy, less illness and fatigue.

Description: Banana contains tryptophan promoting sleep, potassium helping retain water and preventing women from getting cramps.

Banana contains tryptophan promoting sleep, potassium helping retain water and preventing women from getting cramps.

Milk

Calcium is essential for growth of baby’s bone and milk is the best source of calcium, which is absorbed more easily than calcium from plants.

Milk also contains vitamin B helping release energy from food.

Nuts

If you believe that nuts should not be put into pregnant women's diet, think again. In case that your family has history of asthma, you should abstain from nuts and seeds. Nuts contain much protein, essential fats which are necessary for the development of children.

Especially, nuts and almonds are rich in calcium; so if hardly get in milk, you can try them.

 

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