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Super Foods For A Healthy Pregnancy Diet And Nutrition Plan
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Super Foods for A Healthy Pregnancy Diet And Nutrition Plan

You are the most important person in your baby’s life. And nature has also given you the advantage, honor and power to have the very first influence on your baby by way of your pregnancy diet and nutrition plan.

Many of our current eating habits were installed in us by our parents, either during pregnancy already and also while growing up. It all starts with pregnancy; therefore it is wise to take the first step in granting your children with a healthy lifestyle when you find out you are pregnant. Although this way of living is supposed to be a way of life, it is best to start as soon as possible.

Keeping this in mind, think about your baby’s health, from conception to birth and beyond. In other words, what we eat and how we eat now will influence not only your baby’s health at birth, but also well into adulthood.

That being said, we realize the importance of a healthy pregnancy diet and nutrition plan, and therefore I have prepared a list of super foods that have been shown to give e you and your baby the greatest health benefits.

Apples are rich sources of vitamins and fiber. Eating an apple a day is also reported to decrease the incidence of asthma in children.

Low fat yogurt is a great source of calcium as well as pro-biotics. Your baby needs calcium to build healthy teeth and bones. The low fat yogurt is a better option, as it is lower in fat therefore you don’t accumulate unnecessary fat in your body.

Beans, legumes and lentils are a super great source for folate, low fat protein and fiber.

Whole grains are a great source of healthy fats and proteins. But that’s not all; it’s also rich in folic acid, Iron, zinc, B vitamins and fiber.

Broccoli is so good for you I recommend that you eat as much of it as possible. Include broccoli as much as you can stomach it into your healthy pregnancy diet and nutrition plan. It has fantastic antioxidant properties because it contains Vitamin A, Potassium, Calcium, folate, lutein, carotenoids and zeaxanthan.

Berries – raspberries, strawberries, blue berries, young berries, they all look so good because they are so good. Also a really good antioxidant which protects you and your baby from all kinds of diseases. That is not all, they are rich in vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and they are low in insulin producing carbohydrates. The perfect little fruit to snack on as much as you like without any unwanted effects.

Brightly colored fruit and vegetables. Are really good for you and your baby. They should be added to your healthy pregnancy diet and nutrition plan as much as possible. You should eat there fresh and raw or cooked or cut into pieces as snacks. They are nutrient dense and have protective health benefits against cancer and other diseases. They also help with diabetes control as well as calorie intake and blood sugar.

Quinoa is high in protein content, in fact it has the highest protein content of most grains, it is a complete protein source. Indeed a rare quality in plant products. But it is also high in fiber, minerals and B vitamins.

Asparagus and spinach are superb sources of folate and iron too. It is very important that you include spinach into your healthy pregnancy diet and nutrition plan together with vitamin C. Therefore you can mix spinach with bell peppers in your meal.

There are many more super foods that you should include in your daily pregnancy diet and nutrition plan. These I mentioned above are only a few of the many choices you have to give your baby the very best healthiest start in life.

Every single day holds the possibility of a miracle.


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tadek  

good article

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  about 5 years ago

Fine article Cindy!

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  about 7 years ago

Excellent advice, especially for women carrying a child, but really for any and all of us. Quinoa is a very special "super food." The Inca armies in the Andes, where it originates, were able to march for weeks at a time above 12,000 ft with no other source of protein. In the 1500's the Spanish Conquistadors realizing how powerful it is burned their quinoa fields and made its production against their laws. Great article, Cindy.

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  about 7 years ago

Awesome article Cindy i liked it even though it doesn't pertain to me keep up the good work

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  about 7 years ago

Great article Cindy, we take our food for granted most of the time without thinking about the consequences. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.

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  about 7 years ago

I couldn't agree more, our children are to important and they need to be taught healthy habits. Everyone is wondering around with McDs hamburgers and eating processed foods wondering why they never have any energy or are over weight. I believe everything we eat or drink has an immediate effect on our bodies. I have dealt with some recent health issues that have made me start eating healthy food and the results have been immediate and drastic. I have lost a lot of weight and feel better than I can ever remember. This is even more important for a child while in the womb and while growing up. I can't think of anything more important than teaching your child healthy habits.

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  about 7 years ago
  

True spoken words Ty. Thank you very much and may you life a long and healthy life. My advice is not just for pregnant women, you can use it too.

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  about 7 years ago
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