Yummy Mummies: Nutrition Highlights during Pregnancy

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February 13, 2014 by AllKnol

nutrition a-z

pregnantFollowing a balanced diet is not only important but also essential during pregnancy. Your growing baby has special nutrient needs and places extra demand on your body, hence, consuming a well balanced diet is important. During pregnancy you have increased nutritional requirements, especially for protein, calcium, iron and folate (folic acid). It may not always be possible to meet these increased needs so check with your doctor or dietitian whether supplements will be required.

Apart from following general healthy eating guidelines, here is a list highlighting the essential nutrients that you should include on a daily basis:

Iron is used to form new red blood cells, both in you and your baby. It is best absorbed from animal foods such as red meat, chicken and fish. Vegetable based foods such as legumes, wholegrain breads and cereals, nuts and green leafy vegetables also contain iron, although it is not as well…

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