Nutrition Advice During Pregnancy

It is extremely important for pregnant women eat correctly to ensure adequate nutrients for the baby to develop and grow in good health.

During a healthy pregnancy, the mother's diet needs to be balanced and nutritious with the proper amounts of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Here are nutrition facts for pregnancy:

Aim for five portions of fruit and vegetables per day.

Carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice and whole grain breads are provide energy.

Proteins include fish, lean meat, and chicken, as well as eggs. Vegetable proteins include Quinoa, Tofu, Beans, Lentils, nuts.

Fats should not make up more than 30 percent of a pregnant woman's diet.  Too much fat can genetically program baby for diabetes according to the Journal of Physiology.

Healthy fats are the best choices. Such as olive oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil,  avocados, many nuts, and seeds.

Women can develop constipation during pregnancy. Eating plenty of fiber is very helpful avoiding this issue.  It will also help to reduce hemorrhoids.

Author
Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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