When we are pregnant it's very important eating right, this means having a healthy and nutritious diet. Today I share with you 9 Super Foods That You Should Eat If You Are Pregnant. These super foods will help you stay healthy and fit, and will give good nutrients to your baby.
Eggs have biotin and vitamin A that will boost your immune system, and the vitamin B2 will boost your metabolism, red blood cells, and nervous system. It also has vitamin D that will keep your bones healthy and will help your body absorb calcium. Remember that you only should eat fresh eggs. You can eat them boiled, poached, scrambled eggs, you just have to choose.
Broccoli are full of benefits! They help the production of enzymes, protect your heart and keep your eyes healthy. It also can reduce the risk of bladder cancer, and they have a lot of calcium. As a garnish, in a salad , are just some of the options.
Like the carrot, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer. Besides that, they protect against asthma and heart disease. Sweet potatoes are full of fiber that will help maintain your glucose levels, reduce the low blood sugar and resistance to insulin. Sweet potatoes are Must-Have for those that have diabetes. Salads, purees, with chicken , they are good with almost everything!
When you eat whole grains you are reducing your blood cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of diabetes and obesity. They are full of nutrients like selenium that will keep your immune system healthy; magnesium that will keep your muscles and bones healthy. You can make a toast with chicken ham for breakfast for example.
Yogurt contains probiotics that boost your immune system and help you have a good digestive tract. If you have an intolerance to lactose, diarrhea or constipation, yogurt is a good choice. It also contains vitamin B12 and B2, calcium, animal protein, potassium, and magnesium. It's great for breakfast or as a snack with fruit and/or seeds.
Berries are full of antioxidants, good carbohydrates, vitamin C and fiber that will prevent constipation, will reduce the risk of cancer and will improve the health of your urinary tract. You can eat them with yogurt, with pancakes or simple.
To help the development of your baby brain you should eat avocado, as they contain almost 20 minerals and vitamins and also healthy omega-3 fatty acids. They also have Vitamin B that will prevent the risk of infection; folate that is very important during pregnancy because will repair the cells. You can add avocado to your salads, fruit, yogurt or make a good smoothie.
Bananas are a good font of energy, for you don't feel weak during the pregnancy. Full of benefits they will prevent constipation, reduce the risk of gastrointestinal problems. You can eat them on yogurt, smoothies or as a snack.
Dried apricots contain a very high amount of soluble fiber, dietary fiber, potassium, iron, and beta-carotene. With such good nutrients, they will help your digestive system, prevent constipation, will maintain your blood pressure and prevent the risk of anemia. They are great as a snack, with yogurt or you can eat them on a salad.
If you can, try to buy bio foods, because they are much better for your health and will help the nature.
All the 9 Superfoods that I talked about are safe during the pregnancy. However, you should talk with your doctor about these foods and see if he/she approve them. Once your doctor says what he/she think about this 9 foods you can include them in your daily meals.