Best Foods During Pregnancy
You start feeding your baby not when he/she is born, but much earlier – starting with the conception. During all nine months you should pay special attention to nutrition. Pregnant women should consume only fresh and healthy foods.
Meat is the main source of animal protein, iron and В group vitamins, which are essential both for you and your baby. Opt for fresh or chilled meat instead of frozen, as it saves more useful elements. Fish contains phosphorus and vitamin D, which ensure the proper functioning of the baby’s nervous system. Fresh unfatty sea fish will fit for this purpose.
Choosing foods for pregnant women, don't forget about milk: you need to drink one or two glasses a day. Milk contains vitamins D and B, as well as calcium and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Eggs are a source of 12 vitamins and microelements. Having one boiled egg every other day will provide the correct development of your baby’s mental abilities. In addition, chromium contained in eggs will prevent you from having toxicosis in the first trimester of pregnancy.
This generous gift of nature contains valuable nutrients essential for the baby’s immune and nervous systems’ development. Nuts also contain other useful elements: Vitamin e, Selenium, Magnesium, Omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, phytic acid.
If you eat broccoli regularly, you and your baby get folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamins A, C, E. In addition, broccoli removes all toxins, cleans the body and prevents the formation of free radicals. The healthiest way to cook broccoli is to steam or blanch it. Be careful not to overcook it! Broccoli soup is also very tasty and healthy.
Do you think that potatoes do not contain useful elements? That is not quite true. Potatoes will provide the mom-to-be with folic acid and vitamin C, potassium, carbohydrates and fiber. To preserve these elements bake unpeeled potatoes, of course after thoroughly washing it with a brush. Peel of new potatoes is rich in potassium necessary both for you and your baby, as it is good for cardio-vascular system.
During pregnancy you can eat any fruit, as they contain natural vitamins and nutrients. The main thing is not to cause an allergy, so be careful with citrus and strawberries. Do not forget to properly wash fruits before consuming them. The healthiest way to eat vegetables is to eat them fresh or simmered in unrefined oil. You can also season salads with the same oil.
A proper, balanced and varied diet including the healthiest products for pregnant women will provide you and your baby with adequate nutrition and guarantee health.