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The best foods to eat while pregnant

A pregnant woman must eat well because she is not just feeding herself but baby as well. It is so important that a pregnant woman must eat a balanced diet so that she can get all the required nutrients. Protein, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals are a good starting point.

Eggs

By eating an egg, one gets 90 calories, more than 12 vitamins and minerals, and plenty of protein. Remember that the baby cells are growing very fast, so the amount of protein required is quite high. Eggs are loaded with choline, one of the main ingredients that promotes overall growth of brains. Eggs are also loaded with omega 3 fats which are essential for vision and brain development

Salmon

Salmon is rich in high quality protein and omega 3 fats. These are essential nutrients required by a pregnant mother to help boost the mother’s mood and develop the baby. Also, studies show that salmon has low amounts of mercury, a compound that is available in other species of fish such as king mackerel, swordfish, and shark, but which is harmful to the baby.

Beans are loaded with protein and fiber. Getting enough protein and fiber during pregnancy is important because fiber reduces the risks of hemorrhoids and constipation. Also, beans contain calcium, folate and zinc.

Sweet potatoes

These contain carotenoids, a plant pigment that is converted to vitamin A. In addition, potatoes are also rich in vitamin C, fiber and folate. They are available in abundance and are inexpensive.

Whole grains

Pregnant mothers require foods that are high in fiber and nutrients. Whole grains are rich in fiber and nutrients such as selenium, phytonutrients and vitamin E.

Leafy vegetables, Dark green,

Spinach, Swiss chard, kale and green vegetables are loaded with vitamins A,C and K. They are also thought to contain folate and promote good vision.

Lean meats

Fat free lean meat is good and is rich in proteins. However meat must be cooked well to reduce chances of passing parasites and bacteria to the unborn baby.

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