As soon as you announce that you are expecting a baby, almost everyone will suggest you eat healthily and stay happy.
A healthy and well-balanced diet is significant for the expecting mother, it helps to nurture the fetus.
During the entire pregnancy journey, it is best to stick to natural, healthy, nutritious and a balanced diet. Apart from eating healthy, you can include the below mentioned super-foods. These super-foods offer excellent nutritious to the baby and make weight loss post-childbirth simple.
4 Super-foods to eat during Pregnancy for a Healthy Baby-
Tiny and colorful lentils, peas, soybeans, chickpeas, kidney beans, etc are the best plant-based source of soluble proteins, calcium, fiber, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants, folates. The folate is a vital component during pregnancy, it reduces birth defects in the fetus. Legumes are perfect for everyday consumption.
I am sure all the pregnant ladies would have got the advice to drink at least 2 glasses of milk every day. Dairy products are rich in protein, vitamin B, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. If you don’t like the taste of milk you can include other dairy products like cheese, buttermilk, curd yogurt, etc. Regular consumption of dairy products ensures your baby is healthy.
Whole Grains are excellent super-food which should be consumed in the second and third trimester for a healthy baby. Include healthy whole grains like rice, oats, wheat as they are power-packed with iron, fiber, selenium, and magnesium. The right amount of whole grain in your diet prevents constipation and hemorrhoids. Consume a bowl full of whole grains like millet and cereal for breakfast, this will provide the needful energy to the body. Avoid consumption of processed whole grains.
The tiny berries are loaded with nutritive value and are the perfect snacks while you are expecting a baby. Berries are rich in water content, Vitamin C, folate and antioxidants. The soluble carbs keep your tummy full and vitamin C present in berries increases the iron absorption.
When you are pregnant, your body needs more nutrients for the overall development of the baby. You should select the right food, the poor eating habit can cause various health issues that includes sudden weight gain, premature delivery, gestational diabetes, under the developed baby, etc. Have a healthy wholesome meal along with these above-mentioned super-foods during pregnancy.
About the Blogger-
I am Hema, HR turned full-time blogger based in Bangalore. I prefer to observe and analyze the real world and blog about my learnings. As a parent, I always look for the best possible ways and hacks to make parenting easy. Stay tuned to this space and witness some healthy food recipes and tips to make parenting a fun journey.
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