Foods to Eat

During pregnancy, the expectant mother should find out which foods are best to eat, how much to eat and which foodsshould be avoided. It is not the case, that in pregnancy, the  mother has to eat for two, but she should have a diet that provides essential nutrients for the baby to develop healthily – and avoid certain foods that may be harmful. Read on to find out how from earlypregnancysigns.net.

  • Apples

Are full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants that keep both the mother and baby healthy and protect the unborn child from developing asthma and other allergies in the future.

  • Calcium

Low calcium diet can cause women to experience insomnia, irritability and leg cramps and problems linked to high blood pressure. And so pregnant women should have their calcium intake by eating dairy products, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, oily fish with bones, beans and pulses. Yogurt rich in calcium, helps to combat morning sickness and nausea as it is easily digestible and full of vitamins and minerals.

  • Seafood

This is the primary source of omega-3 fatty acids, that are essential for the baby’s brain and heart to develop healthily.  Pregnant women are also advised to limit their seafood intake in order to avoid trace contaminants of toxins like mercury. Eat oily fish like salmon, sardines, trout and mackerel, ideally at   least 2-3 times a week during pregnancy. The omega 3s prevent cancer, especially breast cancer, protects the child from future allergies, especially asthma and eczema.

  • Iron

Helps to make hemoglobin which transports oxygen to and from cells. It is vital for energy production and a lack of iron can lead to fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and anemia. It also affects the growth and development of the baby.

  • Whole Wheat

High in healthy fiber and prevents the child from developing   breast cancer in later life.

  • Folic Acid

A found in vegetables. Consumption of Folic acid avoids miscarriages, cot deaths and lifelong disability, depression, releasing “feel good” chemicals in the brain.