EATING HEALTHY FOOD DURING PREGNANCY:

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  • #1607

    Aim to eat a healthy deit always,especially during pregnancy. This should include a variety of foods below:

    Starch-based foods (such as bread, cereals, potatoes, rice, and pasta).

    Fruit and vegetables.

    Plenty of fibre, which can be found in wholegrain breads as well as fruit and vegetables.

    Protein foods such as meat, fish, pulses, chicken, etc, every day. Choose lean meat, cut the fat off red meat and the skin off chicken.

    Dairy foods, such as yoghurt, milk and cheese.

    Try to avoid adding fat – for example, by not frying food where possible.

    Include foods with plenty of iron, calcium and folic acid – a growing baby needs these nutrients right from the start of the pregnancy:

    Iron is mainly in red meat, pulses, dried fruit, green vegetables and fortified cereals.

    Calcium is mainly in dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt. (Low-fat milk, cheeses and yoghurts usually contain just as much calcium as the full-fat varieties.)

    Folic acid is mainly in green vegetables, brown rice, and fortified cereals.
    Foods and drinks to avoid:
    Anything with a lot of vitamin A. You need a small amount of vitamin A to keep healthy as large amounts can harm an unborn baby. So, avoid:

    Liver and liver products such as liver pâté and cod liver oil supplements.

    Vitamin tablets or supplements which contain vitamin A.

    Food which may have high levels of listeria which sometimes causes miscarriage, stillbirth or infections in the baby after birth. Foods which are most at risk of carrying listeria are:

    Undercooked meats and eggs. Make sure all meat foods are cooked until piping hot. Eggs should be cooked until the white and yolk are solid.

    Raw shellfish and raw fish

    Generally, fish is a good source of protein and other nutrients. So, aim to eat at least two portions of fish per week, with at least one portion being oily fish such as mackerel, sardines.
    Limit the amount of caffeine to not more than 200-300 mg per day. Having a lot of caffeine increases your risk of having a miscarriage and a baby with low birth weight. The increased risk is small. But, it is best to play safe.

  • #1609

    Eating healthy is very important always talk less of when you are pregnant.

  • #1610

    Well noted

  • #1612

    well noted,healthy lifestyle is bae not only in pregnnacy but generally

  • #1617

    Beautiful one. Thank you for the tips on things not to eat during pregnancy.

  • #1620

    Moderate amount of fat is necessary, except frying causes nausea in pregnancy. Liver is recommended because it contains iron which is really necessary for blood production. Boiled egg should be taken daily, it’s good for the brain development of child, oats and yoghurt and beans are wonderful food for pregnancy. Thanks for the info

  • #1635

    It’s really nice to eat healthy to maintain a good and healthy life. Not only during pregnancy but everyday of our lives

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