What you eat and drink while pregnant is very important as it could affect the health of your unborn child.
Pregnancy affects the immune system and you and your unborn one are susceptible to a host of illnesses that can cause serious health issues. There are some foods that carry food borne illnesses such as Salmonella poisoning and Listeriosis, or foods that contain high levels of mercury or vitamin A. Such foods should be completely avoided in pregnancy.
Now that we have discussed what meals to eat in pregnancy as well as the fact that eating for two isn’t exactly doubling our portion sizes, let’s discuss how much weight is one required to gain during pregnancy. Extra weight is needed to nourish your growing baby & also stored for breast feeding. However, your […]
Is the term eating for two meant to be taken literally?
Should a pregnant woman double her food portion sizes to cater to her growing baby?
Here is a great summary on optimal nutrition during pregnancy.
Fats are an essential part of a healthy diet, but some fats are better for your health than others.
You should aim to have enough of the good fats in your diet and reduce the bad ones pregnant or not.
Consuming good fats in pregnancy are essential because they support your baby’s brain and eye development both before and after birth.
Fats also help the placenta and other tissues grow, and studies show that some fats may help prevent preterm birth and low birth weight.
Here are great protein and dairy food choices in pregnancy.
How do I know what foods are made up of whole grains?
Before we get into the don’ts, let’s discuss the Dos of eating in pregnancy!