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What to Eat While Pregnant

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eating while pregnant Eating healthily while pregnant is one of the many worries of parents to be. It's of paramount importance for your health and the proper development of your baby. Needless to say your baby eats what you eat when pregnant for the whole length of your pregnancy. This does put a lot of pressure on you, but it comes with a good, warm feeling of safety and comfort when you know exactly what to eat when pregnant and especially what not to eat while pregnant.

 

  • At least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables every day, in all shape and forms: fresh, canned, cooked, dried and frozen). Remember as well that a glass of juice counts as a portion of fruit.
  • Wholegrain starchy foods, such as bread, pasta, potatoes, rice. These are rich in fibre and prevent constipation, together with pulses, fruits and vegetables and lots of water.
  • At least 4 pints of water a day.
  • Cheese, yogurt, milk, all full of calcium.
  • Fish (but no more than two servings of oily fish a week), chicken, red meat, eggs and pulses, all full of protein and iron.
  • Broccoli, parsley, peas, rocket leaves, green salads, fortified cereals and brown rice, all rich in folate, supplemented by 400 mcg of folic acid every day until the 12th week of your pregnancy;
  • And generally, a moderate attitude in everything and a good common sense. You can’t go wrong with common sense. When you feel you’re having too much, you probably are.

Also you can check out our pregnancy friendly recipes.