Monday, August 12, 2013

Diet Chart During Pregnancy

Diet Chart During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, maternal nutrition is a very important source of food for the baby. Nutrients from the mother's blood are the building blocks of children sets of organs, muscles, and brain and bone formation.
But if you fight morning sickness, a healthy diet is not always easy. And a balanced diet is important for the growth of the child, and the private right brain development and reduces the risk of birth defects and immune system strong. Why not have a number, but what you eat that makes a difference because it will help for a healthy diet during pregnancy:

Needed for
Best sources
Cell Growth & Blood Production
Beans, Tofu, lean Meat, Fish, Poultry, Egg Whites etc.
Strong Bones & Teeth, Muscle Contraction, Nerve Function
Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Spinach and certain types of Fish
Red Blood Cell Production (needed to prevent anemia)
Whole-wheat grain breads and cereals, Spinach, lean Red Meat
Daily Energy
Rice, Vegetables, Fruits, Potatoes, Pasta, Breads & Cereals
Vitamin A
Good Eyesight, Bone Growth & Healthy Skin
Carrots, Dark Leafy Greens, Sweet Potatoes
Vitamin C
Healthy Gums, Teeth & Bones, helps in Iron Absorption
Citrus Fruit, Broccoli, Tomatoes & Fortified Fruit Juices
Vitamin B6
Red Blood Cell formation, effective use of protein, fat, and carbohydrates
Whole-grain cereals, Bananas, Pork & Ham
Vitamin B12
Formation of Red Blood Cells and healthy nervous system
Milk, Poultry, Meat & Fish
(Note: Vegetarians who don't eat dairy products need supplemental B12)
Vitamin D
Absorption of Calcium, Healthy Bones & Teeth
Fortified Milk, Dairy Products, Cereals and Bread
Folic Acid
Production of Blood & Protein, Effective Enzyme Function
Green Leafy Vegetables, Dark Yellow Fruits & Vegetables, Beans, Peas & Nuts
Energy Storage
Meat, Whole-Milk Dairy Products, Nuts, Peanut Butter, Margarine, Vegetable Oils. Note: Fat intake should be limited to 30% or less of your total calorie intake.

So the key to a healthy pregnancy diet to eat a variety of nutritious foods to keep you and your baby healthy. If you are vegetarian, you will discuss your diet with your doctor. As you probably will not get all the nutrients you need if you do not eat fish, chicken or eggs, your doctor may recommend protein, vitamins B12 and D supplements.

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