If you are pregnant, then you already know how important good nutrition is for your baby’s development. Almost all pregnant women need more protein, vitamins, minerals and more calories for energy. However, you don’t need to eat much more than before, you just need to eat a well-balanced diet and consume up to 300 more per day.
In order to get all the nutrients you need, you need to introduce a variety of foods into your diet. You should have 2-4 servings of fruit, at least 4 servings of vegetables, 4 servings of dairy products and 3 servings of protein every day. On the other hand, you should avoid fats and sweets. Also, remember to eat foods high in fiber, such as whole-grain breads and cereals.
To make sure that you are getting enough #vitamins and minerals, you should take a prenatal #vitamin supplement every day. You should choose at least one good source of Vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid every day. That means that you need to introduce more oranges, tomatoes, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots and apricots into your diet. Still, just to be on the safe side, you should take a prenatal vitamin supplement.
While you are pregnant, you should take 6 to 8 glasses of fluids every day. However, not all fluids are equal – #water is best, you shouldn’t drink too much juice, because it is high in calories, and you should limit your intake of caffeine.