Once you have conceived, there are certain foods to eat during pregnancy. The ultimate goal is to eat everything nutritious and as natural and fresh as possible. The foods you need to include in diet for a healthy pregnancy are:
Fruits are something you should start to eat in the first trimester of pregnancy. They are filled with nutritious vitamins that our body does not produce itself and a regular, adequate supply is needed for a healthy pregnancy. Fruits contain antioxidants like vitamin C that regulate the levels of progesterone and sustain your pregnancy. Other foods to include in your diet are vegetables. The leafy green fresh vegetables are filled with nutrients, omega 3s and iron reservoirs. They not only repair the body and help your outer skin but also are very useful for the growing baby.
In vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes and cabbage are great. Do not fry the potatoes as that will only make it lose its nutritional value. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A.
You need to include lean proteins into your diet which include eggs, meat, milk and nuts. Proteins help the growth of your baby. Meat helps provide iron to your body which in turns raises haemoglobin level and increase red blood cell production. It also fastens the process of delivering oxygen to each and every cell in the body thereby relieving the feeling of fatigue and extreme depression hence meat is very important to eat in first month of pregnancy. Proteins also form the building blocks of your body and DNA hence these are the one of the foods to eat during pregnancy.
Eggs are also one of the most important proteins. They contain abundant vitamins and a choline. Choline is necessary for the development of baby’s brain and spinal cord and prevents neural tube defects.
Whole grains are a great source of energy and Vitamin B. During pregnancy women tend to get constipated, whole grains contain fibres that help you with constipation. Beans, Brown rice, pasta and oatmeal are some of the foods you need to include in your diet as they contain vitamin E and selenium, required to repair the body and help release get rid of harmful toxins in the body.
Dairy products are the best way to obtain calcium and vitamin D. Calcium strengthens bones and vitamin D helps the absorption of calcium so both are equally important. Dairy products are one of the most important foods to eat during pregnancy as they are required by the growing and developing baby in ample amount. Take yogurt and milk on regular basis.
Salmon and other fish
Salmon is a well known, important and natural source of Omega 3 fatty acids that help during organ development and the repair of DNA. Not that it is healthy but also known to kick start your endorphins and increase your mood. It is low in mercury content so it will be safe for use.