10 Important Foods You Must Consume While You Are pregnant

Every pregnant woman must be careful of what kind of food she is consuming, because it may affect her baby. We all know that a healthy diet is recommended, but here are 10 types of food for eating, that are the best for baby:

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Eggs

Eggs contain folate, choline, iron and prenatal protein. It does not matter if you eat scrambled, fried, hard-boiled eggs or omelet. Choline is important for fetal brain development and for reducing the risk of neural tube defects. Also, you can buy eggs, fortified with omega-3s. It is important to eat the whole egg because more important ingredients are in the yolk.

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Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin B6, nutritious fiber, potassium, iron and vitamin C, also copper and beta-carotene. Sweet potatoes are very important because of the beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that your body converts into vitamin A. vitamin A plays an important role in the baby’s eye development, also for the skin and bones. It is not important if you eat them baked, mashed or you make French-fries.

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Nuts

Nuts contain lots of healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, and fiber. Eating almonds and pistachios are very important, because it helps to reduce risks in mature labor and aids in the development of your baby’s nervous system.

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Beans and Lentils

These are two sources of protein and iron, and beans, especially baked, are rich in zinc. Eating this is an excellent option for those who are vegetarians or vegan. It is very important to consume them because they make a lower risk for preterm delivery, prolonged labor and low birth weight.

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Lean meat

It contains protein, and lean beef and pork also have iron and vitamins B. During your pregnancy, your body needs more proteins to help the fetus grow and ensure the muscles to develop properly. Also, iron is very important for baby’s growth and low birth weight.

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Orange juice

Every morning a glass of orange juice will be great, because it contains potassium, vitamin C and folate. Those are necessary for preventing birth defects and for ensuring a healthy pregnancy after that.

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Yogurt

Yogurt contains more calcium than milk, and also contains nutrients, vitamins B, zinc and protein, which are keeping your teeth and bones healthy and helping in your baby’s development.

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Oatmeal

It is filled with protein, vitamin B6 and fiber. It also helps in a baby’s development, and keep your energy level up, especially in the morning if you are feeling a bit tired.

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Leafy Greens

They include dark-green veggies, for example spinach, broccoli, kale and asparagus. This is very important, of course, for the development of the baby, but also for bone and skin growth and eyesight develop.

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Salmon

Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, which are the most important for the baby. It helps in the brain development, it is good for the baby’s eyes and helps for fewer neurological problems later on.

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