Foods to eat during Pregnancy

1.ORANGE

Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

 Orange is a great source of

  • Folate

It is a B vitamin that helps in preventing brain and spinal cord defects, also known as neural tube defects.

  • Vitamin C

It is an antioxidant that helps in preventing cell damage.

It also helps you stay hydrated.

  1. AVOCADO
Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

Avocado is a great source of

  • Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin K
  • Choline
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Folate more than other fruits.

Leg cramps is a common pregnancy symptom and potassium helps in relieving pain. The reason behind leg cramps is low potassium and magnesium.

For your baby’s brain and for nerve development choline is essential. Deficiency of choline may cause neural tube defects and lifetime memory impairment.

3.MANGO

 

Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

Mangoes are rich in

  • Iron
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B6
  • potassium folate, all vital nutrients for your pregnancy.

Since this fruit is naturally sweet, it’s good while being pregnant as a replacement for cakes or candies. On the other hand, some women develop gestational diabetic issues during pregnancy. In these cases, the consumption of fruit rich in sugar should be under the supervision of a doctor.

  1. APPLES
Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

 

Apples are rich in fiber and a good source of

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium

In pregnancy, if you are eating apples, it is beneficial for your baby. It is found that the children of mothers who consumed apples while being pregnant were less likely to have childhood asthma attacks and allergies reactions.

5.BERRIES

Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

Berries are the good source of

  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Folate and
  • Phytonutrients like flavonoids and anthocyanins.

You get much-needed energy from carbohydrates and good for the nourishment of your baby. It is vital to consume food that is high in nutrients but relatively low in calories like berries rather than processed, simple carbohydrates like doughnuts, cakes, and cookies.

6.SWEET POTATOES

Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

Sweet potatoes  are a great source of

  • Vitamin C
  • Folic acid and
  • Fiber.

Sweet potatoes get their orange color from carotenoids, plant pigments that are changed to vitamin A in our body.

7.EGGS

 

Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

Eggs are a great way to obtain protein, a crucial part of your pregnancy diet. The amino acids that make up protein are the building blocks of the cells in your body – and your baby’s.

Eggs also contain more than a dozen minerals and vitamins, including choline. Choline helps in the development of your baby’s brain and spinal cord, and also helps in preventing neural tube defects.

8.WHOLE GRAINS

Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

 Whole grains are rich in

  • nutrients and
  • fibers.

They also contain phytonutrients – plant compounds that protect cells.

9.WALNUTS

Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

Walnuts are considered one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3s.

They are also a good source of fiber and protein.

Grab a handful of walnuts for an on-the-run snack or toss some into a salad.

10.DARK LEAFY GREENS

Foods to eat during pregnancy
Foods to eat during pregnancy

 

Spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and other dark leafy greens are prenatal superfoods.

They are loaded with vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folic acid.

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