Now, in pregnancy, it is particularly important that you eat a balanced diet. So you and your baby get all the nutrients you need.
If you already suspect that you have not always eaten healthily, it is all the more important to start in your pregnancy. Enjoy nutrient-rich and balanced food. Your daily meals should include all food main groups as recommended.
Food Guide For Pregnant Women
Protein Rich Foods
This includes mainly lean meat, chicken, fish, eggs and legumes such as peas, beans and lentils. Meat including sausage and eggs should come on the table two to three times. Try to eat fish once or twice a week, whether fresh, frozen or out of the box, the main thing is that it is not raw.
Milk, cheese and yogurt belong to this group-all contain a lot of protein and calcium. Eat three portions of it daily, such as a slice of cheese, a yogurt and a glass of milk.
Iron And Folic Acid
Especially iron and folic acid are important in pregnancy and they have a higher need than usual. Consult your doctor to see if you should be feeding these substances with a dietary supplement.
Fruits And Vegetables
Try to eat five fruits and vegetables a day-be it fresh, frozen, dried or as freshly squeezed juice or as a homemade smoothie.
You should not take more than 200 mg caffeine daily. This is equivalent to a large cup filter coffee (depending on strength) or four cups of tea or five cans of cola. Get on decaffeinated coffee.
Even if you’re not hungry, your baby may be hungry. Therefore, you should eat regularly. Try it with three full meals and two to three healthy snacks in between. And if regular meals are difficult due to morning or constant nausea, lack of appetite, heartburn or indigestion, then try to eat a lot of small snacks instead. To digest a trifle five to six times a day can be easier for your body than three large meals.