During your pregnancy, maintaining a healthy diet is more important than ever. The right choice of foods can provide you and your baby with optimum nutrition. Find out more about the pregnancy superfoods here.
Most mums-to-be want to ensure they give their baby the best nutritional start by packing enough vitamins and minerals into their diet. But trying to keep up with ever-changing ‘superfood’ trends can be tricky, not to mention expensive.
When you’re pregnant, your baby’s healthy development relies on the nutrients your diet provides. So it’s understandable that many mums-to-be want to include as many nutrients as possible in their diet by choosing the right foods. ‘Superfoods’ are thought by many to provide larger quantities of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than regular foods, but in reality, it’s ensuring we eat a wide variety of foods that counts.
Some commonly cited superfoods include:
Recently, it’s seemed that food manufacturers have discovered a new superfood each week. However, the term ‘superfood’ has no real scientific basis, although most of the foods that are a labelled ‘super’ are considered high in antioxidants such as vitamin C.
Yet many nutritional experts agree that, even though some foods do contain more nutrients than others, it’s important that we eat a range of foods to ensure we get a balanced diet.
In truth, the only way to make sure you’re getting enough of the nutrients your baby needs is by including a wide range of foods in your pregnancy diet and eating a selection from all food groups – starchy foods such as bread, rice and pasta, fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat and alternatives such as eggs and beans.
As you can see, some of the foods we eat every day are just as beneficial as so-called ‘superfoods’, and when combined with plenty of water and lots of rest, you and your baby will benefit from including them in your diet. To find out more, why not read our article on what’s considered a healthy pregnancy diet?
And if you have any questions on what you should and shouldn’t eat during your pregnancy, our Careline team will do their best to help. Call us on 800 6458 6262 (UAE)/ +971 4 420 9489 (Other countries) between the hours of 9am and 6pm Saturday to Thursday.
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