As a mom-to-be you should be ready for a long list of changes in life – not only with the time management and home re-designing, but prior to these two, your diet should also be altered. Bear in mind that you’re now eating for two individuals; hence, you should consume more vitamins and nutrients to keep your baby healthy, and to have a stronger shield against disease-causing virus and bacteria. But what types of diet should a mom-to-be like you, focus on? Here’s one of the tiptop menus you can find.
Protein has always been important for us to have a well-balanced and healthy well-being. However, during pregnancy, women, should consume extra protein. According to medical experts, protein is of great help in your child’s brain development. It’s also helps in repairing and growing your muscles. Now that you’ll be carrying a growing baby inside you for 9 months, you will need to have stronger muscles help you out.
Lastly, protein provides you all the antioxidants you need to safeguard yourself from virus and bacteria that may cause harm.
Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and veggies should never be scratched off of a pregnant woman’s diet. During the first few months of pregnancy, most pregnant women experience morning sickness. In fact, some needs to be confined in the hospital for observation if excessive vomiting is present. A great way to alleviate such dilemma is to consume sweet fruits.
As for the loss of nutrition, you can replace it by eating more veggies. This will not only make you healthy, but it will also ensure that your baby gets all the nutrition he/she needs.
Snacks may be small meals, but being too conscious about your weight and avoiding it is not ideal. It’s advisable to consume small meals every time you feel hungry or when you just feel like eating. You should focus on fiber-rich snacks like wholegrain crackers and bread, cereals, and pasta.
This is also a perfect alternative if you have difficulties on eating due to excessive vomiting. Fiber-rich snacks also help in keeping you and your baby healthy.
Milk and dairy
Dairy products are highly important for pregnant women. Such type of food is rich in calcium which plays a vital role in the development of your child’s bones and teeth. It also contains a good dose of protein, phosphorus, and vitamin D. all these nutrients help in developing and strengthening your child’s organs especially the heart and nerves.
Water and only pure water
Studies revealed that enhanced water sometimes contain sugar. If you are to drink such water and consume sweet fruits, your child may grow bigger than expected and may give you difficulty especially for normal delivery. That’s why it’s more advisable to go for the typical tap water.
Pregnant women are often thirstier than those who are not, and bringing enough water to hydrate you anytime, anywhere is advisable.
Eating a well-balanced meal three times a day is essential for every individual, however, during pregnancy, your body will make its own changes, and you should always keep up with it. Diet is on top of the list. By eating equal parts of all the types of food present in this article, and by consuming enough water, you can ensure that you and your child will be healthy throughout pregnancy.
This is a guest post by Baby Calculators, a site that helps parent’s track their Baby Weight Percentile.