Food to Eat for Healthy Pregnancy

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When you are pregnant, you are not only feeding yourself – you are eating for two. This means that the more you should be aware of the appropriate pregnancy diet. For most moms, this could be very nerve-wracking to think that there are certain foods to avoid and some you should increase consumption of, which could be something you love or hate to eat.

 

Soon-to-be mommies, please remember that while you are packed on vitamins and milk, eating well can do you especially your little one a lot of good. This list of food to eat for healthy pregnancy are not only filled with vitamins and minerals that a pregnant body needs, but can also be munched easily when you feel really sick to eat, you want to gain enough weight, or even maintain a healthy pregnancy weight.

 

Yogurt

 

This was my personal favorite snack when I was pregnant. Your body needs calcium and milk should not be the only source of it. Calcium helps your baby’s growing bones, keeps you strong, and helps your muscles and nerves perform its functions despite your body’s increasing work. Yogurt is also packed with folate and protein, plus it keeps you away from yeast infection and stomach upsets, which are common during pregnancy. Yogurt comes in several great-tasting flavors, but if you don’t like to eat it plain, you can get creative with it by adding granola bars, pieces of sliced fresh fruits, or blending it to your smoothie.

 

Eggs

 

These are also good sources of protein, bringing you the amino acids that you and your baby need. Choline is also among its wide array of vitamin and mineral content, which is good for your baby’s brain development. Just a few words of caution – be sure not to eat undercooked or raw eggs.

 

Oats

 

These are hosts of various minerals including iron. Oats also contain B vitamins and fiber, which can help you deal with constipation as your uterus grows even more. Eating oats along with other whole grains like qunioa, whole corn, wheat, barley, etc. is also part of a healthy pregnancy diet. You can also put a twist to regular oats by mixing it to your pancakes, muffins, cookies, etc.

 

Fruits and veggies

 

Of course, mom has always reminded us to eat fruits and veggies at least a serving a day. Come to think of its hosts of benefits for your pregnant body knowing the rich vitamin and mineral content of each of it. Have some slices of apple, mango, or pieces of mangosteen or grapes for snack and include some vegetable dishes for your lunch or dinner.

 

Nuts

 

To avoid feeling nauseous when eating, you can munch several small portions of healthy snacks everyday. In my case, cashews and almonds were some of my favorite handy snacks. Nuts like these are great sources of plant-based omega 3’s, which are good for the heart. Plus, these are filled with minerals like copper, selenium, zinc, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and even calcium.

 

Avocados

 

If you want to ease morning sickness, prepare slices of avocado or blend it to make a smoothie. Avocados are loaded with folate, vitamin B6, potassium, and vitamin C, which are good for your growing baby’s tissues and brain.

 

These are just a few of the endless list of food to eat for healthy pregnancy. Make sure that you include some or all of these in your daily diet.

 

Happy tummy = healthy baby! 🙂

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