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5 Best Foods To Eat While Pregnant

By Bren @Virtual_Bren
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This is a Featured post by Julia Jones. Julia will be joining Team MGP as a Contributor in the near future. A little about her:

Julia Jones is an expert reviewer of the best pregnancy pillows and latest maternity pillows She occasionally shares her opinion about the latest and the best maternity pillows on her website.

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5 Best Foods To Eat While Pregnant

5 Best Foods To Eat While Pregnant

If until now you didn’t pay too much attention to what you eat, pregnancy is the best time to think carefully about the foods you choose, given that they are essential for the proper development of your future baby. There are many pregnancy foods that you should eat, but you can select the ones you like most and that will ensure a nutritional boost. Eating healthy will improve your appearance and immune system while providing the necessary amount of calcium for the baby’s bones and iron for the proper development of her nervous system.

1. Whole grains

Whole grains represent one of the most important foods that you should eat during pregnancy as they are rich in fiber, iron, nutrients and folic acid that are essential for the baby’s development. They also contain selenium, vitamin E, and proteins. You can eat whole grains throughout the day by choosing whole grain bread, oatmeal, brown rice or whole wheat pasta. Popcorn is also a tasty whole grain, as well as the fluffy quinoa seeds.

2. Colorful fruits and berries

Colorful fruits are essential in your pregnancy diet, as each group is rich in different essential minerals and vitamins that both you and your baby need. If you want your baby to get different nutrients, make sure to eat many orange, yellow, red, white, green and purple fruits. Berries of all kinds (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries) are rich in vitamin C, fiber and potassium, and you can add them to your cereals or use them in pancakes. Moreover, if you eat these fruits during the late stages of your pregnancy, there are good chances that the baby will recognize the taste of those fruits and will accept them later on.

3. Plain yogurt

Choose plain yogurt instead of a flavored one to avoid added sugars. Also, a low-fat, plain yogurt is rich in calcium and proteins, and you can always add whole grain cereals or fruits to make it taste better. Because calcium has a vital role in the development of the baby’s bones, make sure to eat plenty of yogurt; calcium is also essential for your own bones. For this, you can try a Greek yogurt that has more protein than a regular yogurt.

4. Eggs

Eggs are one of the best foods to eat during pregnancy as they are rich in high-quality proteins and contain more than 12 minerals and vitamins. The cells of a growing baby need lots of protein and so does your own body during pregnancy, and this is why it’s so important to make them part of your diet. However, eggs are also high in cholesterol, but you can substitute the egg whites with whole eggs. If you are healthy, you can eat one or even two eggs daily, especially because they are low in saturated fat.

5. Salmon

Salmon is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids and high-quality proteins which are essential for your baby’s eyes and brain. Salmon is also safe to eat as it is a low-mercury fish.

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