Pregnancy nutrition & diet advice-some basics
During pregnancy diet is of the utmost importance, both for you to be healthy and for your baby to get all the nutrition he needs to develop. This article investigates some of the essentials of pregnancy diet and nutrition that will help you work towards a healthy pregnancy.
The simple answer to this question is that you will need between 2,200 calories to 2,900 calories per day during pregnancy. However your pregnancy calorie intake should increase gradually during your pregnancy. But it’s the type of calorie that really count!
Babies born to teenagers have a higher chance of having some congenital anomalies, lower birth weights and sadly, there’s an increased chance of infant mortality. With proper nutrition that takes into account the teenager’s lifestyle and GA, these risks can be reduced.
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Apples offer a range of benefits in pregnancy, as they contain Vitamin C, the B complex vitamins – B-6, thiamin and riboflavin, dietary fibre, phytonutrients, potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorus. Discover 10 potential benefits of apples during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, you need to consume 3 portions of dairy products, or calcium-fortified food alternatives. If you are an adolescent who is pregnant, you will need to bring these recommended portions up to 5 per day. Learn about calcium nutrition in pregnancy.
Vitamin C plays a central role to protect cells and help to keep them healthy. Essentially Vitamin C stimulates the immune system. It also aids iron absorption, combats allergies, has antioxidant properties, helps heal wounds and is like a cement for our connective
Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency (hypovitaminosis D) is considered to be a global health problem, and has been labelled “an ignored epidemic”? Not only this, but according to a research study, in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pregnant Irish women’s intake
Fish is rich in other essentials such as omega 3 fats, selenium, zinc, B12 and iodine. Oily fish are also rich in vitamins D and A. However some fish contain high levels of mercury, and others could cause food poisoning. So let’s get that out of the way first.
Folic acid both before & during early pregnancy is extremely important. An insufficient amount of folic acid may cause the baby’s neural tube to close incorrectly & this could develop health issues such as neural tube defects – also known as NTDs. The recommended dose for a woman
Nutrition is so often something that isn’t on the horizon until a woman finds out she is pregnant but the importance of prenatal nutrition is of major significance more and more research is coming to light on the power it holds in influencing a positive pregnancy outcome.
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