We are what we eat. In the same way, what a pregnant woman eats will surely influence the foetus. And yes, many sources claim that eating certain foods can surely help conceive an intelligent and a fair baby.
Firstly, the main objective of eating should be to get all the essential nutrients in the right proportions. As the foetus undergoes several phases of development, pregnant mothers may need to carefully choose what they eat.
Now, here are some tips to conceive an intelligent and fair baby. Talk to your gynecologist before following these tips.
Prenatal Supplements With Folic Acid
Folic acid is said to have an important role in the formation of brain cells in the foetus. Therefore, don't ignore folic acid in your prenatal supplements. Some natural sources include lentils, spinach and other green vegetables.
Fruits And Vegetables
Blueberries, tomatoes, green vegetables, and papaya contain antioxidants which combat free radicals that hamper brain development of the foetus. Don't forget to wash everything before eating.
When a pregnant woman lacks enough of iron, the womb may get deprived of enough of oxygen which is important for the baby's brain development. Eating legumes, chicken and cereal can help.
Even protein intake plays an important role in foetal development. It is better to up the protein intake by 10 grams every day. Yoghurt, beans and peanut butter might help.
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For Fair Baby
Coconut kernel, saffron milk, milk, eggs, almonds, ghee, pineapple, orange and fennel seeds are believed to enhance the skin complexion of the baby according to some sources.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Above all, a peaceful mindset and a healthy lifestyle play their own role in both the brain development and overall general health of the baby.
Consult your doctor if you wish to eat fish as some of them contain mercury which is harmful. Avoid mackerel, shark, tile fish and sword fish.