Superfoods To Eat During Pregnancy

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Right food choices are crucial during pregnancy for proper development of the unborn child. It helps ensure healthy bodyweight of the baby during birth.

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Numerous pregnancy-related issues, such as slow foetal growth, low birth weight and maternal weight loss are often a result of undernutrition during pregnancy.

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A few superfoods should be a part of every pregnant woman's diet. These are highly nutritious and also easily available. Here's a list.

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Dairy products

Milk, cheese and yoghurt should not be missed. These are some of the best food sources of calcium which also have significant amounts of phosphorus, B vitamins, healthy fats, magnesium and zinc.

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Legumes are excellent sources of iron, folate, fibre, protein and other nutrients that your body needs during pregnancy.

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Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are also high in beta carotene, a plant compound that your body uses to make vitamin A. This vitamin also plays a role in infant development.

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Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial and have a number of advantages. These aid in the development of baby's brain and eyes. Fatty fishes like salmon are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

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Vitamin C

Oranges, strawberries, bell peppers and broccoli are some of the vitamin C food sources. Vitamin C enhances iron absorption and supports infant growth. 

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Iron-rich foods

Iron-rich foods like spinach, beans, lentils, meat and green leafy vegetables all help the mother's body produce more blood for the unborn child.

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Whole grains

Whole grains are packed with fiber, vitamins and plant compounds. Some whole grains, like oats and quinoa, also contain a fair amount of protein.

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