Friday, 10 May 2013

Eating for Two?

Most of you will have heard, or had it said to you, "you're pregnant now, you have to eat for two".

But it's less about scoffing your face for you and your baby and more about what it is you're putting in your mouth.

Quality vs Quantity. During pregnancy quality should always win. 

Here are some lovely, nutritious, tasty foods that are great to eat during pregnancy.
  • The Green stuff. Yes, now's the time to get all those healthy vitamins via cabbage, broccoli, spinach, legumes etc. 
  • Salmon. It is high in Omega-3 but is low in methylmercury (which can harm your baby's development). Please note not to have more than 12 ounces of fish a week as not to digest too much mercury. 
  • Walnuts. Not a huge fish fan? Omega-3 can be found in these beauties.
  • Eggs. Hard boiled, omelette, or scrambled. (Avoid having them runny). Eggs are a great source of protein, low in calories and have Omega-3 in them. All round win. 
  • Fruit and Vegetables. Different types of fruit and veg are full of goodness in different ways, so keep everything nice and colourful. 
  • Whole grains- i.e brown rice, bread, pasta and cereals that are fortified with folic acid. 

Get munching! 

Nurture Antenatal Team x

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