What can you eat during pregnancy
We must be always careful to what we eat as our health depends on this. But, during pregnancy, everything changes and you become responsible not only for your health, but also for the one of your baby. Find out what you can eat, so that you and your baby benefit of the essential nutrients.
Ferrum (Iron) has an essential role in transporting the oxygen toward cells, so its presence in blood is very important. During pregnancy, women need a bigger blood volume so that the body can assure the transport of nutrients to the placenta and therefore to the fetus.
Many women suffer of anemia so the doctor may recommend you many ferrum supplements during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. Some aliments which contain a large amount of ferrum are red meat, fish, dehydrated fruits, integral cereals.
Folic acid is also a necessary substance when being pregnant but not only then. Nourishment doesn’t contain the necessary folic amount, so the doctor will prescribe you many supplements containing it, especially in the first pregnancy trimester. Some of the aliments which contain folic acid are broccoli, spinach, green vegetables.
What should you avoid during pregnancy?
Alcohol in excess during pregnancy is very dangerous. A recent study emphasized the connection between severe alcohol consume and the appearance of nerve problems to children.
There are different opinions regarding the coffee consume during pregnancy. Some doctors say that 1-2 little cups of coffee can do no harm, while others recommend avoiding coffee during pregnancy.
Plant infusions can also be dangerous for pregnant women so before preparing a tea, ask your doctor if there are any problems. Fish contains many important vitamins so try to eat as much as possible. Be careful although! Oceanic fish contains many toxins so avoid eating it.