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5 Super Foods for Pregnant Woman

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 16 September 2011, 03:31 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Should a pregnant woman eat for two people? Yes, it's true when it comes to the fact that a woman has to provide good nutrition for two individuals. The growing baby gets all its nourishment from its mother through the umbilical cord. So you need to be more careful on what you eat during pregnancy. If the mother is lacking in any vitamins and nutrients her baby might lack them too. You need to actually be more conscious of the types of foods that you consume and see to it that you eat foods from all the different food groups on a daily basis. Here are some healthy foods for pregnant woman to get enough nutrients and multi-vitamins.

Berries

Berries are good source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and fiber and are very nutritious that should be part of a healthy well-balanced diet before and during pregnancy. You can also include Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in your pregnancy diet as they are delicious snacks and taste great in pancakes and on top of cereal. Berries are packed with. Make sure you wash them thoroughly before eating them. Blueberries are also rich source of folic acid, which may benefit the foetus during pregnancy. The phytonutrients in berries are naturally occurring beneficial plant compounds that protect cells from damage.

Beans

It's true when it comes "Beans, beans, and good for the heart /the more you eat. " . Beans, or legumes, are a great source of protein and fiber; they also contain key nutrients including iron, folate, calcium, and zinc. Add them to your diet in salads, soups or pasta dishes. They are great for your baby. Black beans, white beans, pinto beans, lentils, black-eyed peas, and kidney, garbanzo, or soy beans are all great source of protein and fiber. Baked beans contain insoluble fiber that is not digested. It moves into the large intestine, or colon, where bacteria act on it and produce short-chain fatty acids


Milk

Milk is good source of proteins, calcium and vitamin D, when taken during pregnancy; it may help relieve renal colic and stomach ache. Also it is believed to improve digestion and increase the appetite of a pregnant woman. While choosing milk opts for organic one because organic milk is produced without antibiotics, artificial hormones, and pesticides, and can also provide extra omega-3s and beta-carotene. Milk and milk products will also help build your baby's bones and teeth since Vitamin D is considered important in skeletal growth and in producing strong bones. It is also needed to transport calcium from a woman during pregnancy through the umbilical cord to the foetus.

Red Meat

You should eat red meat during pregnancy as it is full of Iron and other vitamins and nutrients that are essential during pregnancy. Only thing is you should choose organic meat because organic one tend to be leaner and contain more Omega-3 when compare to other products. Omega-3 has an important role in fetal brain development and women who ate diets high in omega-3s during pregnancy had reportedly higher attention spans than other infants.


Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of pregnancy diet and are packed with essential nutrients and full of fiber. So it should appear in abundance in your kitchen when you're pregnant. You must include at least three vegetables and two fruits every day, including a juice or fruit rich in vitamin C, such as an orange or Apple. Vegetables are also very important, especially leafy vegetables. Green leafy and yellow vegetables, as well as yellow fruits supply the body with vitamin A, which is vital for cell growth, healthy skin, bones and eyes in your developing baby.

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Posted by:Boxtree - 20 Sep, 2012
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