6 Foods That Will Make Your Pregnancy More Pleasant
Now that you are eating for two, you want to pick foods that both satisfy your hunger and help nourish your growing baby.
Sweet potatoes have carotenoids, which are plant pigments that convert to vitamin A in our bodies. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, fiber and folate. Best of all, they are versatile, so you can slice them up for a quick snack or mash them up as a side with you dinner.
Looking for a healthy snack? Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt. Plus, it’s a great source of calcium. If you don’t consume enough calcium, your body will give the little bit you have to your baby, leaving you at a deficit.
Fortified Breakfast Cereal
Whether you're looking for something quick to munch on or you want a quick breakfast, fortified cereal is great for pregnant women because it contains high levels of B vitamins that you need during your pregnancy.
Looking for a protein packed snack? Try some lentils, chick peas, black beans or pinto beans. In general, beans are high in fiber which helps keep your gastrointestinal tract moving and helps you avoid getting hemorrhoids or constipation.
Trying to fight off pregnancy fatigue? Grab a banana or make a banana smoothie. Bananas are rich in potassium which can help give you an energy boost, plus, they are easy on the stomach so If you are having problems with nausea, they would be a good pick.
Try some nuts. Walnuts are a good source of omega-3s and help with your baby's brain development.
- Dan Canfield