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A guide to eating healthy during pregnancy

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A guide to eating healthy during pregnancy in order to avoid health related problems for a pregnant women and their baby.

A guide to eating healthy during pregnancy in order to avoid health related problems for a pregnant women and their baby.

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  • 1. ==== ====One of the most pressing issues for pregnant women today is diet and nutrition. With theavailability of preprocessed foods and fast-food restaurants, it’s easy to unconsciously do harm tooneself by making poor food choices. For more information and tips click here:http://www.diet-for-pregnant-women.com/==== ====Best pregnancy diet is the secret to the healthy development of your baby. Contrary to the popularbelief of eat for two during pregnancy period, you only need to add 300 calories to your daily dietin order to have a healthy pregnancy and diet.It might be difficult to maintain a well balanced first trimester diet due to nasty pregnancysymptoms like nausea and vomiting. But this shouldnt deter you from eating healthy. Discussabout pills with your doctor during pregnancy so that any deficiencies can be prevented.Pregnancy Diet PlanThe key to the best diet is eating a variety of foods. Here is a recommended daily diet chart:2-4 servings of fruits4 servings of vegetables3 servings of protein foods such as nuts and pulses4 servings of diary products6-11 servings of whole grains and breadsLess quantity of sweets and fatty foodsChoice Of FoodsChoose fibrous foods like cereals, pasta, whole grain breads, rice, vegetables, and fruits.Consume foods rich in calcium such as diary products so that your body gets its daily requirementof 1000-1300 mg of calcium.Dont forget to have foods rich in iron. The recommended daily requirement of iron is 27mg andthis can be fulfilled by taking a minimum of 3 servings of such foods.Choose at least one food rich in vitamin C. You can select oranges, green peppers, strawberries,grapefruits, papaya, honeydew, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, or mustardgreens. During pregnancy, you require 70 mg of vitamin C daily.Choose at least one food rich in folic acid such as legumes like black beans, lima beans, andchickpeas. Green leafy vegetables are also a good source. You need a minimum of 0.4 mg of folicacid daily for best diet. Deficiency of folic acid may lead to neural tube defects in your baby.Choose at least one food rich in vitamin A. However; be careful not to take an excess of thisvitamin as it may lead to fetal malformations. Sweet potatoes, carrots, water squash, spinach, beetgreens, turnip greens, cantaloupe, and apricots are good sources. In addition to this, you need totake care of your mineral and vitamin requirements. The best pregnancy diet is one that containsprenatal vitamin supplements. Through these pills, you can be rest assured that your body isgetting an adequate amount of minerals and vitamins daily. Always consult your doctor beforestarting on supplements.
  • 2. Maintain the best pregnancy diet plan and enjoy your pregnancy!Following the best pregnancy diet plan is vital for a healthy pregnancy. If you want a healthy baby,ensure that you take sufficient amount of nutrients during the entire nine-month span. Diet pills areto be made a part of pregnancy diet plan only after consultation with the doctor. Try to maintain ahealthy first trimester diet plan, although it may be a wee-bit tough with all those bothersomepregnancy symptoms.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Apurva_Shree==== ====One of the most pressing issues for pregnant women today is diet and nutrition. With theavailability of preprocessed foods and fast-food restaurants, it’s easy to unconsciously do harm tooneself by making poor food choices. For more information and tips click here:http://www.diet-for-pregnant-women.com/==== ====