7 Superfoods To Take During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, a few do’s and don’ts about the whole nine months, or 40 weeks may stress you out, but eating shouldn’t be one of them.
Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is one of the most important and essential things for you and your growing unborn child.
For some reason, most of the advice you will hear from family, friends, and sometimes total strangers about what is and isn’t good for you to eat during pregnancy is enough to mislead and/or confuse anyone.
While there are a lot of old wives’ tales out there, health professionals and nutritionists agree on what is good for you and what isn’t during pregnancy.
What’s for sure is that if your diet lacks in key nutrients, it may negatively affect both you and your baby’s development.
Strangely though, both extremes – poor eating habits and excess weight gain – can cause complications in pregnancy by increasing your risk of gestational diabetes, and other birth complications later.
In simple terms, choosing to eat healthy and nutritious foods will ensure both you and your baby’s health are covered.
It also makes it a lot easier to lose the extra weight gained during pregnancy once you have delivered your little one.
Today, however, pregnant moms are bombarded with loads of information, so you can get confused especially when you can’t always meet with or have access to your personal doctor for continuous guidance.
However, there are foods that are great for consumption during pregnancy, and that helps keep both you and your baby healthy, but also ensure that you, the mother, are kept active.
You need to have foods that are rich in vitamins, nutrients and essential minerals. Not only this will keep you nourished but help you to fight day to day sicknesses.
Good nutrition also has a profound effect on your mood and overall look.
So, if you’re wondering what’s okay to eat or whether you’d have to give up your favorite foods for the full 40 weeks, check out the infographic below on the 7 superfoods that are good for you to take during pregnancy.
Jenny Travens –
Jenny is a creative blog writer who has many passions and interests. Health and wellness is one area where she likes to contribute as much as she can. She has long been writing for Superfoodsliving.