7 Superfoods For Would Be Moms

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Published: Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 11:41 [IST]
 
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It's high time to pay attention to the foods you eat during pregnancy. Your baby draws nutrition from you and hence you have to be very careful about the foods that you eat during pregnancy. In these nine months you have to rely on some superfoods that will keep both you and your baby healthy. Change your eating habits to suit your changing body requirements during pregnancy. Here are some superfoods for the mommy to be.

Yoghurt- Yoghurt is one of the best superfoods. Low fat yoghurt is rich in vitamin D and calcium. A pregnant woman needs about 1000 milligrams of calcium per day which should be supplemented in our foods. Your baby needs a lot of calcium for the healthy development of its bones. If the basic nutrient requirements during pregnancy are not met through your daily meals then the baby draws it out of your body.

7 Superfoods For Would Be Moms

Kidney Beans And Broccoli-
A lot of greens is one of the healthiest foods for your child. Kidney beans are not only rich in fibre but also in iron. It is very important for the development of red blood cells in the baby. Broccoli on the other hand has plenty of a water and vitamin B that helps maintain and build new cells. Insufficiency of both can lead to birth defects in the child.

Chicken Breast And Eggs- They are the most ideal superfoods for the growing baby and the mother to be. Rich in protein they an ideal option for the protein requirements of a would be mother. An adequate amount of protein is necessary to maintain your muscle tissue and for your baby to grow well. Eggs, one of the healthiest foods are rich in Vitamin D which is essential for maintaining a healthy metabolism and absorption of nutrients.

Oats- Oats is one of the healthiest foods and the whole world is moving towards it. Being rich in complex carbohydrates, it will make you feel full. Also rich in soluble fibres it washes off all toxins from our body. Add foods like tofu, soy beans or walnuts to it to complete your meal as they are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Olive Oil- Fat is the essential building block for hormones. Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fats and vitamin E. Add it to your salads or any other preparations to add that extra amount of good fats to your diet.

Skimmed Milk- Another one of the superfoods is skimmed milk which is rich in proteins. Milk also has ample amounts of calcium and vitamin B12. All of them are absolutely indispensable for a pregnant woman.

If you are going to be a mommy in the next few months start eating these superfoods for the better health of you and your child.

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