1: Increase your intake of fruits
If your pregnancy diet consists of paltry cut fruit bought from the supermarket, you’ve got to sit up and take notice of this. “For your vitamins, minerals and fiber intake, make sure you have a mix of fresh fruits with yogurt or honey. You could even have 2 tall glasses of milkshakes”. We love this pregnancy diet already!
2: Eat lots of iron rich food
“To maintain a good iron level of at least 13 to 14, as a mommy-to-be, you must make sure you take additional iron in your pregnancy diet.” Pop in 3-4 dates a day, eat a spinach based veggie every second day and take folic supplements on your doctor’s advice. Now that’s a pregnancy diet advice not many will give you.
3: Avoid nuts, too much vitamin A and too many calories
“Pregnancy diets usually advice mothers to steer clear from all sorts of peanuts, nut bars and nut butters, as the baby may start developing allergic tendencies to it inside the womb itself”. To stay away from eating too much liver, papaya, fish with high mercury content and unpasteurized milk products to avoid any birth defects”.
4: Eat protein foods
“To deal with morning sickness, emotional anxiety and other pregnancy-induced uneasiness, you’ll need to have lots of energy to keep you up and about And building on a good protein intake in your pregnancy diet is the only way you can do it”. Did you know, by enriching your pregnancy diet with beans, peas, fish, skinned chicken and lean meats, you can reduce risks of hypertension and eclampsia?
5: Drink, drink, drink!
Having enough water along with a proper pregnancy diet has numerous benefits. It keeps early labor, constipation and skin swelling in check. Not only that, a water accompanied pregnancy diet will flush out your system of any toxins that might have generated during the day.