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Pregnancy Power Foods You Should be Eating

Fortified Breakfast Cereal

Folate is important and the pregnant women have to consume it during the first few weeks of the pregnancy and even before the pregnancy but expecting moms need vitamin B for the entire 9 months. Breakfast cereal is a good way to take nutrients. Many brands contain 400 mcg of vitamins per bowl. There are many foods that contain 200 micrograms folate and these foods include black-eyed peas and asparagus.

Pregnancy and Fortified Breakfast Cereal
Pregnancy and Fortified Breakfast Cereal

Nonfat Milk

Your body needs calcium in greater amount during pregnancy. So drinking non fat milk will fulfill the requirements of your body.

Pregnancy and Nonfat Milk
Pregnancy and Nonfat Milk

Oatmeal

Oatmeal contains carbohydrates that are necessary to keep your body full of energy. Oat bran helps in maintaining the cholesterol level. Pregnant women can cook plain oatmeal in breakfast.

Pregnancy and Oatmeal
Pregnancy and Oatmeal

Beans & Lentils

Protein is very important in pregnancy and expecting mothers need to consume 10 grams of protein in extra amount during pregnancy. Beans and lentils are the best source of proteins. One cup contains 15 grams proteins.  1 cup cooked lentils will give you folate.

Pregnancy and Beans & Lentils
Pregnancy and Beans & Lentils

Meat

Iron is also very necessary during pregnancy. So women must include the iron rich food in their diet. Deficiency of iron will make you feel tired very quickly. Iron present in meat is easily absorbed in the body. So, pregnant ladies should eat meat in good amount.

Pregnancy and Meat
Pregnancy and Meat

Leafy Greens

Spinach in cooked form contains good amount of iron and folate. Turnip green contains high calcium level. Salads can be added to sandwiches or pasta dishes to increase the nutrient values of the food.

Pregnancy and Leafy Greens
Pregnancy and Leafy Greens

Broccoli

It is very healthy to eat during pregnancy because it has important nutrients like vitamin C, calcium and folate. It is rich in fiber and contains disease-fighting antioxidants. It helps the body in absorbing iron when it’s consumed.

Pregnancy and Broccoli
Pregnancy and Broccoli

Bananas

Women feel too much fatigue in pregnancy. Bananas contain potassium and provide quick energy to the body to combat fatigue. They are easy to digest and don’t contribute to nausea.

Pregnancy and Bananas
Pregnancy and Bananas

Oranges

Oranges are rich in vitamin C, fiber and folate. Eating oranges in pregnancy is very good for health.

Pregnancy and Oranges
Pregnancy and Oranges

Cheese

Cheese is rich in calcium and is very helpful to your body in meeting its needs of calcium. It also contains protein in good amount.

Pregnancy and Cheese
Pregnancy and Cheese

Eggs

Aversion to meat is quite common in pregnancy. Eggs are high in protein so they are good source of taking protein. They also contain essential amino acids that are required by the body.

Pregnancy and Eggs
Pregnancy and Eggs

Whole-Grain Bread

Traditional white bread is not good for health. It does not contain fiber. But if you eat whole grain bread, it will give your body a good amount of iron and zinc along with fiber.

Pregnancy and Whole-Grain Bread
Pregnancy and Whole-Grain Bread

Nuts & Nut Butters

Some amount of fat is very necessary for you and your baby. It helps in the brain development of your baby and also gives you energy. Pregnant women should replace saturated fats with some unsaturated fats. This fat is present in nuts. Nuts and nut butter contain fats and calories which is important to take in pregnancy.

Pregnancy and Nut Spread
Pregnancy and Nut Spread

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