If you are pregnant and looking for gearing up for a healthy and nutritious diet, here are some great superfoods to add to your diet! Eating right at all stages of your pregnancy is a great way to give a lot of nutrients to your baby. Adding these superfoods to your diet will really be beneficial to your little baby and you! Eating right is essential when you are pregnant.
Superfoods to Eat During Pregnancy
They are a rich source of dietary fiber, and soluble fiber. They help in binding the fatty acids in your body and are beneficial in a good digestive system. When you are pregnant some women have irregular bowels, and it can be hard on your system. Eating dried apricots can help prevent constipation. Plus they are high in potassium, which helps your blood pressure levels stay level. You can also find iron and vitamin A. All in all, they are a great food to have on hand!
Of course you knew this would be on the list! This superfood is packed with potassium, fiber, lutein (which is a good fat), vitamin C and E, and more. The fiber present in avocados keeps your digestion smooth and bowels regular.
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I love mixed berries, and when you are pregnant it is a great snack! Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc. These are a great source of vitamin C, fiber, carbohydrates, and contain antioxidants! They also help in preventing constipation, aide in your urinary tract, and memory function. Some women can get UTI’s easily during pregnancy, so this is a great way to help prevent them.
They contain a good amount of beta-carotene, which is great for your body. Eating sweet potatoes can reduce low blood sugar, and this super food is great for diabetics! They have fiber which is wonderful and hlep keep your glucose levels where they should be. You can find so many ways to use sweet potatoes in your everyday meals!
Here is a great one to try and eat often, it is a great source of folate. Folate also known as folic acid is essential for a growing baby. Having a good amount of folic acid or Folate in your diet helps lower birth defects like spinabifida!
Kale, Collard Greens and Spinach
No surprise here, kale and spinach are packed full of calcium, fiber, vitamin A, and folic acid! Use these when you make salads, cook up and add with your pasta meals, or any other way you can think of!
Eggs are a great source of protein, and have iron and vitamin A, all of which are good for you and your baby!
This is great because it contains friendly bacteria, known as probiotics. Add some berries on top and some granola and you have yourself a super food snack!
Those are a few of the foods to put in your menu for getting some super food nutrients in your system! Don’t feel you have to eat just super foods, make sure you have a wide variety of foods you eat. A good key is eating all colors of the rainbow.
I hope these help you in knowing some of the super foods for pregnancy!