Diet will always be vital for our body, and what makes us doubt that it will stop being while we are pregnant? Being a very important stage, it becomes doubly vital, since it is not only food for our body but for this new being that we carry within.
Everything we eat is what will be present for the development and growth of our baby, if we provide healthy and necessary food, the baby will be healthy, with its nutrients required for its development, so that at birth it does not suffer from diseases or insufficiencies.
Ideally, the expectant mother should prepare for pregnancy for several months in advance, stopping drinking alcohol, following a balanced and varied diet, and taking folic acid supplements from the moment she begins to seek pregnancy. But if the pregnancy has come to you by surprise, don’t worry. It is absolutely not too late to give your baby the best nutrition to grow healthy.
Having a life inside does not mean that the moms must eat for two, it is a common mistake in pregnant women, the change in the calories that we ingest must be as follows: in the first trimester keep the same calories that they consume, 300 calories additional in the second trimester and 500 additional calories in the third trimester.
One of the first things you should consider is rigorous care with what you eat, be careful with the correct washing of fruits and vegetables, that the food is well cooked, take care of what you eat outside the home, does not mean that you should restrict your cravings and tastes away from home, but take great care.
Good Diet. What foods should you eat?
Foods with fiber that will help us in constipation, fiber pectin that helps with appetite and digestion, with vitamin B, with omega 3 as essential fatty acid for the neurological development of the baby, we must ingest iron due to the increased production of blood that is generated to prevent anemia that can lead to premature pregnancy, which include folate or folic acid as something vital for pregnancy, with minerals, must have potassium to reduce fluid retention, products with amino acids to protect muscle mass, good fats for the brain development of the baby, and as a basic water for the hydration of us and the baby.
Carbohydrates: oatmeal, sweet potato, beans, lentils, chickpeas, legumes, quinoa
Fruits: babana, apple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, avocado
Nuts: walnuts, almonds
Vegetables: in abundance such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus
Proteins: red and white meat breasts, eggs, shellfish such as tilapia, salmon, shrimp
Bad Diet. What foods shouldn’t you eat?
Foods low in mercury because it can cause brain damage to the baby or a bad development, that do not have listeria because this bacteria causes us infection affecting the placenta and even pregnancy loss, reduce caffeine because cause premature deliveries, avoid high sodium products because it retains liquids, which have artificial sweeteners can affect the placenta
Fish: Tuna, mackerel, shark
Raw products: medium-term meats, sushi, cold cuts, soft or unpasteurized cheeses
Vegetables without a good cleaning
Caffeinated products: coffee, chocolate, caffeinated tea
All canned products (avoid it as much as possible)
Products processed with more than 200 milligrams of sodium content
Always consider that the nutrients, vitamins that our baby needs during pregnancy, know that everything is food for both of us and not only for the moms, be aware of what we eat that is a complete and enriched diet.