5 Things you can do to improve your pregnancy diet

5 Things you can do to improve your pregnancy diet
Are you preparing for pregnancy? Do these five things to safegaurd your health, as well as the health of your baby-to-be.

1. Fall for Folate (Folic acid)
Studies have shown that folic acid lowers your babys risk of developing neural tube defects like spinal bifida. Folate can be found in green, leafy vegetables, whole and refined grains.

2. Cut Down on Junk Food
You know that refined sugar and saturated fat isn’t good for you, but did you know it’s not good for your baby, either? Also, refined sugar and saturated fat can increase your chances of severe nausea and morning sickness during pregnany.

3. Enjoy the Good Stuff
Eat more salad, mangoes, carrots, whole wheat oatmeal, milk, yogurt- everythung good for you!

4. Stop Skipping Meals
If you make a habit of skipping breakfast so you can get more sleep, or any meal for any reason, now is the time to break the habit. Once you’re eating for two, you have to make sure that your little one is getting a steady supply of nutrients.

5. Take a Good Look at Your Dietary Habits
Is it possible that you have an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia? Are you diabetic or a vegetarian? When trying to conceive, it is incredibly important to talk to your doctor aboyt any dietary habits and maybe even consult a nutritionist. If you have an eating disorder, consider a support group. And remember, your health directly affects your baby’s health.

 

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