10 Healthy Foods for Pregnant Women   Leave a comment

healthy pregnant women

healthy pregnant women

Eating for two can be a pretty heavy responsibility, especially with all the conflicting information from the surrounding environment. For example, if the fish is important, not the content of mercury in food is too much? Or foods pregnant women should be a lot of protein and that of meat but instead of meat containing large amounts of cholesterol and fat?

Or are both eating a lot of egg shell were remembering the source of cholesterol?

There are many ways to ensure that you and your baby get nutrition and nutrients you both need. Here, experts discussed some of their main food pregnant. You do not have to like or eat them all, but pick and choose your favorite provide nutrition to the development of your fetus. Following a healthy diet for pregnant women:


a dietician named Elizabeth Ward said that the egg is a wonderful thing, where you get many benefits in one egg and it was only about 90 calories.

In addition to more than 12 vitamins and minerals, eggs contain a lot of quality protein, which is important for pregnancy. “Your baby’s cells to grow at an exponential rate, and each cell is made of protein,”explains Ward. “Plus, as a woman who is pregnant, you have needs its own proteins.”

Eggs are also rich in choline, which promote the overall health of your baby’s growth and brain, while helping to prevent neural tube defects. Some even contain omega-3 fats, important for brain and vision development.

The egg is a bad cholesterol, not justified by Ward. It turns out that eating more saturated fat can cause many adverse effects on your cholesterol than eating cholesterol is found naturally in food. Eggs high in cholesterol, but also has a relatively low saturated fat content, with about one-half gram per egg. So that healthy women with normal blood cholesterol can consume 1-2 eggs a day as part of a balanced diet low in saturated fat.


Not just because salmon are filled with high-quality protein, but salmon is also a source of omega-3 fats. Nutrient content on this salmon good for pregnant women, as well as these fish have a lower number of merkury. Danger of other fish for pregnant women is high merkury content, which can be dangerous in infants nervous system development process. But remember, do not eat too much salmon, at least with a limit of 12 ounces per week to reduce the dangers of mercury it.


There are so many choices, the benefits of nuts for a pregnant woman is not in doubt. Of all types of nuts, beans contain the best for fiber and protein the most from all types of vegetables.

You already know protein is important during pregnancy, but you may not realize that the fibers can become your best new friend while waiting nine months. In pregnancy, the digestive tract slows down, puts you at risk for constipation and hemorrhoids. Fiber can help prevent and alleviate this problem.

In addition, fiber-containing foods tend to be nutrient rich. This is justified because the seeds are also good sources of iron, folate, calcium, and zinc.

Sweet potato

One new knowledge about the benefits of sweet potatoes for women who are pregnant, sweet potatoes have orange color of carotenoids, plant pigments are converted into vitamin A in our body.

While consuming too much vitamin A-forming (found in animal sources, such as liver, milk, and eggs) can be dangerous, carotenoids are a different story. This substance is converted into vitamin A only as needed, so no need to limit the consumption of vitamin A-rich fruits and vegetables.

Sweet potatoes are also a source of vitamin C, folate, and fiber. And like the peanut, sweet cheap and versatile.

Popcorn and other whole grains

Popcorn is a grain. The whole point is important in pregnancy because of high wheat fiber and nutrients, including vitamin E, selenium, and phytonutrients – plant compounds that protect cells. Not just popcorn. There are many other grains out there, from oatmeal to whole wheat bread till for wheat.


Do not like fish or eggs?, but still want to get the omega-3 essential for the growth of your baby’s brain? Try walnut, this is one vegetable source of omega-3 are the richest. A number of walnut is a great choice for snacks or salad ingredients.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt typically has a protein content of yogurt twice the normal protein, this made them one of the favorite foods during pregnancy. And any kind of yogurt is a source of calcium, which is important in the diet pregnancy. If you are not getting enough calcium, the amount of calcium that will arrive at your baby’s development is also limited.

Goal during pregnancy is to make sure you give everything a baby needs without sacrificing your own health and nutrition,. Calcium will help keep your own bones to remain intact while making a sound framework for your baby.

Leaf Color Dark Green Vegetables

Benefits of vegetables for pregnant women have no doubt, especially dark green vegetables. For example spinach or other green leafy vegetables are loaded with vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and K, and folate is very important. Vegetables also have been found to improve the health of our eyes.

The meat without fat

Meat is a source of high quality protein, look for lean meat or fat that has separated. When buying red meat, very hard to get fat-free meat. Do not eat hot dogs, though, unless the meat is heated with steam heat. There is little risk to the food like this because it could be an intermediary for bacteria and parasites from meat such as toxoplasma Listeria monocytogenes, or Salmonella in infants.

Fruits and vegetables Colourful

Eat a variety of colors of vegetables and fruits such as green, red, orange, yellow, purple, white will ensure that you and your baby get the various nutrients. Each color group provides different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Another advantage across the spectrum of eating fruits and vegetables is During the final stages of pregnancy, babies ‘taste’ the food you eat through the amniotic fluid. So if you’ve introduced your baby on a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables in the uterus, you will increase the chances your baby will recognize and accept their sense later.


Posted May 25, 2011 by aqinbelieve in Healthy

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