3 types of food recommended for your pregnancy
Experts will tell you that not all foods are recommended during pregnancy. While others are forbidden, some should be prioritized. For your well-being and that of your future baby, you may need to review your eating habits. Through this article, we give you a non-exhaustive list of foods that you should consume.
Vary your daily diet
For a good development of your pregnancy, it is important to adopt a sufficiently varied diet. And as always, fruit and vegetables should be a significant part of everything you eat. You should focus on protein-rich foods. They contribute to your health and even more to your child's. Avoid foods high in sodium, saturated fat or even sugar as much as you can. If despite all your efforts, nausea and vomiting are a hindrance to eating certain fruits and vegetables, refer to your GP who will know what to suggest.
Whole grain foods
Whole grain foods are cereal products and derivatives such as bread, pasta, quinoa, oatmeal, muffins, rice etc. These are foods that you should not miss. Although their proportion is not clearly defined, whole grain foods can make up a quarter of your diet. They are highly recommended because they provide a lot of energy. Also, they are sufficiently rich in vitamins and minerals.
Fish and mercury
As a general rule, most of the fish on offer are safe for you and your child. However, there are some fish that contain mercury, a contaminant that could affect the baby's brain. If you are pregnant, avoid or limit your consumption of albacore tuna, swordfish and shark for example. On the other hand, you can eat haddock, sole, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, tilapia, cooked oysters, shrimps and crabs without restriction. This list can of course be extended to other varieties. For a good follow-up of your pregnancy, take care to inform yourself about everything that can help you.