Diet Tips for First Trimester of Pregnancy
Early pregnancy nausea, food aversions and fatigue can make ‘eating for two’ a challenge in the first trimester of pregnancy.The most important nutrients you need during the first trimester are folic acid, iron, and vitamin B6.I have used the following foods for my baby —-
Spinach is high in folic acid, which is crucial in allowing your baby’s neural tube to properly fuse in the first month after conception.
Protein is important during each trimester, as it aids in the proper growth of your baby’s tissue and muscle.
Beef is a great source of iron, and as long as you do not eat it under cooked, beef is great for you and your unborn baby. Remember grass-fed, organic, and hormone-free is the best choice for expecting moms!.
Salmon is high in calcium and Vitamin D, and is one of the safer fish to eat while pregnant.
Collard greens are high in iron, and many pregnant women lack enough iron.
Chicken is high in iron, which creates red blood cells and helps your body get enough oxygen.
Yogurt is high in calcium and Vitamin D, and eating it ensures your body is getting enough, which prevents your baby from having to “steal” it from your bones.
Broccoli is surprisingly high in iron, which is needed in the first trimester to form red blood cells in your baby.
Aside from being an excellent source of protein, eggs are high in calcium and Vitamin D as well, both of which are needed for your baby to properly form bones.
Asparagus is high in Vitamin D, of which many women are deficient.
Pregnant women need an extra 60 grams of protein a day beginning the first trimester of pregnancy.
Cottage cheese contains both calcium and protein, which are good for muscle and bone development.
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