Pregnancy Advice - A healthy diet
Including fibre rich foods during pregnancy is important as during pregnancy women are more prone to suffer constipation. Remember to drink plenty of fluids to help the fibre to do its work.
Food loses nutrients when cooked so try to eat some raw fruit or vegetables every day.
Choose lower fat options where possible. It’s a good idea to buy a griddle pan – it’s a delicious low fat method of cooking.
|My pregnancy advice is that every day your diet should include :
CARBOHYDRATES such as bread, pasta, grains, potatoes, cereals. These should form the main part of your diet.
Unrefined complex carbohydrates like wholemeal bread and wholegrain cereals are better for you as they retain more iron, natural vitamins and fibre.
FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES especially citrus fruits and dark green vegetables which contain folic acid.
LEAN MEAT, CHICKEN OR FISH Oily fish is especially good as it has high levels of essential fatty acids which are important for your baby’s brain and visual development.
MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS such as yoghurt and cheese. These provide the best source of calcium which is essential for strong bones and teeth.
EGGS, BEANS, PULSES AND LENTILS are also part of a healthy diet especially if you are vegetarian but you don’t have to eat these every day.