Super Foods during Pregnancy
But the focus is very often on what NOT to eat. And the list is loooong.
I would like to turn it around and talk about what TO eat when you are pregnant.
Here are 6 Super Foods for Pregnant Women:
This fat fruit will give you valuable fats, vitamins and minerals. Avocados can be used in salads, as bread spread, or make a fresh guacamole and let your immune system benefit from the garlic as well.
2. Coconut oil:
Coconut oil contains lauric acid which also can be found in mother’s milk. It has strong anti fungal and antimicrobial properties.
3. Pumpkin seeds:
Both the zinc and the vitamin A in pumpkin seeds prevents stretch marks and lowers the risk of tearing during birth as they keep your tissues elastic.
Both you and your baby will benefit from the omega-3 in salmon. Omega-3 is important for you baby’s brain development both during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Low levels of omega-3 has been linked to
- increased risk of premature birth
- postnatal depression
On top of this salmon is a high in proteins and a excellent source of selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, B6 and B12. Read more about omega-3 and pregnancy risks in this article: 2 things you must know if you ever want to get pregnant
5. Sesame seeds or tahini:
Sesame seeds is a great source of calcium.
Tahini is ground sesame seeds and can be used as peanut butter. It is has a thinner texture and a more bitter taste.
6. Sweet potatoes:
This orange friend keeps your blood sugar at a good level and helps you to stay away from unhealthy snacking. Just like pumpkin seeds is also loaded with Vitamin A which makes your tissues elastic.
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