Pregnancy Diet – What You Need To Eat

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Keeping a steady and a balanced diet during your pregnancy is crucial to your health and that of your baby. Your eating habits have to change during your pregnancy. But how can you make sure that you're eating everything you should not getting too much weight in the process?

During your pregnancy you need to increase your intake of the following nutrients:

  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Folic Acid

You should also increase your overall calorie intake because you're eating for two. But your calorie increase does not need to be drastic. In fact, 300 calories more than usual each day should be quite enough for you. Your overall weight gain should not exceed 25 pounds.

Here is a list of things which are good for you to eat during your pregnancy, all of these will assist your baby's development and your own health:

  • Fruit and vegetables (eat different kinds each day)
  • Fish (make sure they're cooked)
  • Make sure to eat only small amounts of foods high in fat, sugar and salt
  • Lean meat
  • Chicken
  • Dried beans and lentils
  • Nuts
  • Wholegrain breads and cereals (do not eat all those cereals with too much sugar, chocolate or fat)
  • Low fat milk, cheese and yoghurt (low fat yoghurt)
  • Do not you dare to go on a diet during your pregnancy. Pregnancy is not the time to lose weight. You need to eat more and gain weight because you're feeding your baby. Keeping a healthy and balanced diet will ensure that you do not harm your baby's development and health and that you will not gain too much weight.