10 Best Foods to Eat While You Are Pregnant

In our previous post we discussed what foods to avoid during pregnancy. Now we are going to move on to the fun stuff…foods you can have! Here is a list of the best foods you can while you are pregnant.

1. Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and veggies are packed with many essential vitamins and minerals that are needed for a wholesome diet and healthy pregnancy.

2. Dairy Products

A growing baby needs plenty of calcium so it is good to consume a good amount of dairy daily.

3. Lean Meat

Turkey, chicken, and fish are the best options for lean protein. If you must have beef or pork, make sure you select the leanest cuts of each. Remember some fish are high in mercury so stick more to salmon, light tuna,cod, and tilapia

4. Water

Water is crucial! It keeps you hydrated and keeps your body working as it should to keep nutrients and vitamins flowing to the fetus.

5. Legumes

Legumes (lentils, peas, beans chickpeas, soybeans, and peanuts) provide tons of fiber, protein, iron, calcium, and the highly important vitamin folate.

6. Wild Caught Salmon

As we mentioned before, salmon is a great source of lean protein; However, some farmed salmon can contain higher mercury levels so limit the amount you eat a week.

7. Nuts

Nuts are a great source of fat (the good kind) and contain many vitamins and minerals.

8. Whole Grains

A good source of complex carbs, you’ll want to stick with whole grains such as oats and quinoa. They also have fiber, B vitamins, and magnesium.

9. Fish Oil

One serving a day provides you and your baby with more than enough of the fatty acid omega 3.

10. Orange Juice

Orange juice has many essential vitamins like folate, potassium, and vitamin C. It is the best fruit juice choice however, it should not be consumed more often than water. A glass a day will get the job done!

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