Top Power Foods for Pregnancy

A healthy diet is a significant part of a healthy lifestyle. However, it is especially important if you’re pregnant. Eating healthy is crucial during pregnancy. It will help your baby develop and grow. Healthy food will keep you fit and well.

Here are some healthy food choices you need to focus during Pregnancy:

Broccoli

Packed with essential nutrients, broccoli is extremely necessary for a healthy pregnancy. It consists of folate and calcium. Broccoli is rich in fiber. It also consists of many antioxidants. Since it is rich in vitamin C, this popular green vegetable will help your body absorb maximum iron when consumed with eaten with an iron-rich food such as brown rice.

Protein

You should focus on consuming a lot of protein rich food to keep your body healthy during pregnancy. Some of the best sources of protein include meat, eggs, fish, poultry, beans, nuts, and pulses. It is crucial to eat some amount of protein on a daily basis. Try adding lean meat with its skin removed into your diet. Also cook it using very little fat.

Salmon

These are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and beneficial for your baby’s brain and eyes. It also provides the much needed protein and B vitamins for the foetus.

Fortified Breakfast Cereal

It is important to add adequate amount of folate before conception and during first few weeks of pregnancy. The B vitamin is important for the entire nine months. Experts also advise getting about 400 micrograms each day through vitamin supplements or fortified foods. The best source in this respect is breakfast cereal. Most brands will offer you about 400 micrograms per bowl. Naturally high folate foods should also be added to the diet in about 200 micrograms. Some of the best source of natural folate includes asparagus and black-eyed peas.

Low-fat yogurt

Calcium is an essential ingredient to buy during pregnancy. A cup of plain, low-fat yogurt has more calcium as compared to milk. It is also high in protein. You can dress it up with fresh, yummy fruits or whole-grain cereal of your choice.

Eggs

There is no need to mention that eggs are versatile and a powerful source of protein that provides good amount of amino acids you and your baby require. Eggs comprise of over a dozen of vitamins and minerals, including choline. Choline is highly beneficial for baby’s brain development.

Comments

Anchal
Anchal

Quite informative article! I apply this food chart on my routine as i am going through my first pregnancy. These days "Amir Khan" is flashing in television in an advertisement of "kuposhan". is this food diet helps to remove "Kuposhan"?


adnankhan17
adnankhan17

every pregnant woman should read this article by that they will know what food is good for them during the pregnancy.


shilpamanocha
shilpamanocha

very good arden you should be and not only you but every husband should be careful about their wife when they got pregnant of their food and diet.because only husband can be good care taker of her that time.


Arden
Arden

Pregnant women should be very careful with what they eat because it will affect baby's health. When my wife was pregnant, I make sure that she eats nothing but healthy foods.


shilpamanocha
shilpamanocha

yeah,niharika i am totally agree with you during the pregnancy woman should be careful about their diet and they should take a healthy and perfect diet because after pregnancy they have to eat fro their baby also.


niharikamatre
niharikamatre

it is very important to take a heavy diet during the pregnancy because this time you are not only eating for yourself but you ate food for you and your baby so it is very important to take healthy diet and include fruits in your diet.


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