Growing Baby!What to Eat When You're Expecting
Keeping yourself and your baby healthy during pregnancy should be your number 1 priority. After all the next 9 months will set your baby up for life. Everything is developing from eyes to toes. Nutrition is key to superior brain development and healthy organs alike.
Keeping your body healthy and glowing prepares you for the extra toll it takes to grow this amazing little life inside. Keeping yourself rested, exercised and eating right will go a long way in a amazing recovery after the baby is born.Protein
Everything needs protein. You, your baby, the placenta, amino acids
Top foods with Protein
Strong bones and strong teeth
Foods high in Calcium
TofuOmega -3 Fats
OH NO FATS! Understand these fats are good fats and absolutely essential for the baby and you. Development of the eyes and brain depend highly on these essential fats for proper growth.
Fish is the highest source of Omega 3 fats. Salmon is the most tasty but you can get great benefits from herring, anchovies and sardines. Vitamin D
It is absolutely important that you get enough vitamin d. Vitamin D guards against certain cancers, calcium deficiencies, bone issues, malformations and rickets.
The best source for Vitamin D is pure direct sunlight on your skin. 15 minutes a day in the fresh air, skin exposed can allow your body to produce all the Vitamin D you need for you and your growing baby.
Other ways to get your Vitamin D is through milk, orange juice or yogurts. Vitamin replacements can also be beneficial.
Grow your baby from the inside out by giving him or her the best start. Simple changes and considerations while you are pregnant can set your baby up with the best chances at having a great healthy fulfilled life.