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Top 10 Foods For Pregnancy

family-with-pregnant-momA pregnant woman approximately needs 2500 calories per day. Eat well but be choosy about your food.

 

  • Beans:

 

  • Richest source of protein and fiber. Fiber keeps constipation away.
  • Serves body with Folate, Calcium, Iron and Zinc.

 

  • Soy:

 

  • Gem of plant foods that contain complete protein with all essential amino acids. Versatile enough and blends well in whatever you cook – starting from latte to stew.
  • Rich source of calcium, fiber, Phytochemicals, protein and vitamins.

 

  • Salmon:

 

  • Best source of DHA and EPA Omega – 3 fatty acids, protein, very low saturated fat, vitamins and minerals. 197 calorie per servings.

 

  • Sweet Potatoes:

 

      • Natural source of fiber and vitamins essential for a pregnant woman. Great source of Vitamin C, folate and fiber.
      • Inexpensive and versatile. Just cook in large amount and stock up for snacks later.

 

  • Whole grains and Popcorn:

 

      • Popcorn is whole grain with fiber and rare minerals and vitamins. It carries nutrients like selenium, phyonutrients.
      • Not only popcorn, you can also eat from barley, to grain bread, to oatmeal.

 

  • Dark leafy veggies:

 

      • For good eye health for mamma as well as baby. Loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Also includes vitamin A, C, K and folate.

 

  • Lean meat:

 

      • Excellent source of high-quality protein. Rich in choline which is important for brain cell development in babies.

 

  • Walnuts:

 

      • Vegetarian’s source of concentrated nutrients. One of the richest sources for plant-based Omega – 3s.
      • In addition to salad, it makes a good choice for on-the-run snack.

 

  • Greek Yogurt:

 

      • It has twice the amount of protein than regular yogurt. Great source of calcium to keep the bones strong of both, the pregnant woman and baby.

 

  • Egg:

 

    • 1 Egg = 99 Calories, apart from being a quality source of protein. Rich source of Choline too – instrumental for baby’s brain growth.

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