Alot of sensitivity is observed When it comes to pregnant women. the issue of food is a sensitive one. Sometimes most women develop cravings for foods that may not be healthy for them and their babies. That's why it's good to have alot of varieties of food to eat during pregnancy. Averagely it's best to eat about 5-6 times a day for the entire period of your pregnancy and if you are the type that doesn't eat breakfast, now will be a very good time to eat breakfast because its very essential for you and the baby. Pregnant women will need plenty of fruits and Some of the best fruits for pregnant women include oranges, mangoes, lemons, avocados, bananas, apples, and berries.
When planing the best meal for pregnancy, it's essential you consider both the mother and the unborn child.Let's see some best meal suitable for a pregnant woman.
Eggs are considered the gold standard for prenatal protein. The eggs are easily available and not expensive in nigeria, which makes them a great option for pregnant women in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Which ever way you want to prepare the egg would serve very well for you whether they are scrambled, fried, or hard-boiled. eggs are also a great source of iron, folate, and choline.
I call this one "the go-to snack" , because they do more than fill you in between meals. Nuts are an essential part of Nigerian food to eat during early pregnancy. It's very rich in healthy fats such as the brain-boosting omega-3. Peanuts, groundnuts or any forms of nut serves its purpose in a pregnant woman's body. It contain fibre and protein and many vitamins.
Sweet potatoes is another great dish that is readily available to Nigerian women. Sweet potatoes are good for pregnant women because they are rich in nutritious fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Iron, and other vitamins essential for both the baby and the mother. They contain beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant converted into vitamin A by the body. we know how vita vitamin A is for a pregnant woman.
There is no better alternative for pregnant women who do not eat meat than beans. They are cheap and are easy to find anywhere in the world, and in Nigeria. The beans act as rich sources of protein and iron and contains other essential nutrients such as fiber, folate, and calcium essential for a pregnant woman.
Do you know that plain yogurt contains slightly more calcium than milk? . It also contains other important bone-building nutrients such as B vitamins, zinc, and protein. Pregnant women need alot of calcium because The major function of calcium is to keep the bones and teeth of the mother healthy while helping the baby to develop. It reduces the risk of low birth weight and preterm delivery.
The Orange could be the best fruit for pregnant women, do you know that just drinking one glass of juice in the morning can help fill up foliate, vitamin c and potassium which help in preventing several congenital disabilities and maintaining muscle functions and metabolism during the early stages of pregnancy.
I feel this should be the first item on pregnant women's shopping list as the best food to eat during pregnancy because vegetables are termed "super foods" because the provide the body with several essential nutrient like the potassium, calcium, fiber, vitamin A and folate.
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