Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Tuesday, April 7 2015

During pregnancy, it is especially important to make healthy choices when it comes to the food you eat. Choose a variety of foods that are rich in vitamin C and vitamin B6, high in iron, calcium, folic acid, protein and the "good" fats such as nuts or avocado. Choose foods that are high in fiber and drink plenty of water!

 

If you’re having trouble stomaching food during the early months of pregnancy, ginger has been known to help. Ginger has been found to settle nausea, aid in digestion, protect from infection, clear the body from toxins and aid in healing.

 

Some women also find coconut water helpful for morning sickness. If you are feeling dehydrated, drinking coconut water is a great way to replenish electrolytes and it is a natural source of potassium and magnesium.

 

Foods That Contain Vitamin C, B6, Calcium, Folic Acid, Protein and "Good" fats are:

 

Vitamin C

  • green and red peppers
  • broccoli
  • brussels sprouts
  • squash
  • sweet potatoes
  • oranges
  • kiwis

Vitamin B6

  • bananas
  • fresh veggies
  • beans (limas, pintos, and checkpeas)
  • nuts (cashews, coconut meat
  • cereals

Iron