Three Essential Foods Expecting Mothers Should Eat

By Cara Moncur

You know you should eat a healthy diet all of the time, but now that you are pregnant the pressure is really on!

ExpectingMother

You know you should eat a healthy diet all of the time, but now that you are pregnant the pressure is really on! You understand that now you are the main source of nutrients for the child growing inside you, so where do you start?

  • Whole Grains: Whole grains and breads are fortified with folic acid and iron, essential nutrients for your health and your child’s.
  • Low-fat Yogurt: Low-fat dairy products are a great source of protein and calcium. If you do not get enough calcium during pregnancy, it is taken from your bones for your baby.
  • Salmon: Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for your baby’s brain and eye development. You can safely eat up to 12 ounces of low-mercury fish, such as trout and salmon, per week.
If you incorporate these three foods into a well-balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, (and don’t forget your prenatal vitamin!) your pregnancy will be off to a great start.