Sunday, 9 December 2007

Easy Diet during Pregnancy

Pregnancy period is a wonderful time in your life. But sometimes it creates changes on your daily nourishment. On the first trimester, your body becomes overwhelmed with hormonal changes preparing for the baby and it also reduces your daily appetite. It can also be very taxing and exhausting for your body, mind and spirit at times. Instead of laziness and less eating you should increase your daily diet composition and quantity to prepare your body for nine months wonderful period.

First ingredient on your daily nourishment is beans and legumes. They are good sources of protein, fiber, calcium, iron, thiamine, and niacin. Those are important factors to keep your body healthy and important for baby development. Always select fresh beans when possible because canned bean has additional sodium and lower nutritional content. Prepare in a big bowl and freeze them in small containers to save preparation time. Soybeans provide more protein and also rich in many nutrients, including calcium and iron.

Whole grain is the second important ingredient of your daily diet. Brown rice, quinoa, millet and oats are great source of energy and also fibers. They’re also important source for minerals, protein and B complex vitamins.

Don’t forget to add vegetables on your daily diet. Watercress and spinach are especially important source for many vitamin and their fiber also important to help your digestion while pregnant on the end trimester. They supply iron to keep your blood production. Fresh vegetables are also rich in phytochemicals that have anticancer properties. By regularly eating dark green leafy vegetables and cabbage family vegetables during your pregnancy you will prepare your body to provide a plentiful milk supply for your baby.

Another food wonders are Nuts and seeds for sources of fiber, protein, minerals, and essential fatty acids. Some portions of flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds and walnuts will supply your baby with omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for baby’s brain and nervous system development as well as your own health.

It is also necessary to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Drink in small portion but regularly will help your body fresh and healthy. Don’t forget to get enough rest and napping is not bad as well.

Lastly with a healthy and well prepared body you’re ready to welcome a newborn baby.

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