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The 8 best foods for pregnancy

     Figuring out what to eat when you are eating for two can be quite difficult and confusing. Hopefully, our list of the top 10 foods for pregnant moms can help. Also, here is a little bonus - babies exposed to a variety of healthy food in the womb are more likely to recognize and accept those flavors later on in childhood.

     1.Eggs

     Eggs are a great source of protein, which is a crucial part of your pregnancy diet. The amino acids that make up protein are the building blocks of the cells in your body and your baby's. Eggs also contain more than a dozen vitamins and minerals, including choline. Choline helps your baby's brain and spinal cord develop properly, and helps prevent neural tube defects.

     Recipe idea:

Combine eggs with any veggies and cheese you have in your kitchen and you will have the makings of a frittata.

     2.Salmon

     Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for your baby's healthy development, and might even boost your own mood. Salmon is a low-mercury option for the 8 to 12 ounces of seafood pregnant women are encouraged to eat each week.

     3.Beans

     Beans are a good source of protein and a fantastic source of iron, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and essential fatty acids – all important for you when you are pregnant. They are also a great food for fiber, which can help prevent and relieve two common pregnancy discomforts: constipation and hemorrhoids.

     Recipe idea:

Creamy white beans with sausage, broccoli, and bread crumbs.

     4.Sweet potatoes

     Sweet potatoes get their orange color from carotenoids, plant pigments that are converted to vitamin A in our bodies. They are also a great source of vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber.

     Recipe idea:

Great idea for you and for the kids - baked sweet potato fries.

     5.Walnuts

     Walnuts are one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3s. They are also a good source of protein and fiber. Grab a hand full of walnuts for a snack or toss some into a salad.

     6.Greek yogurt

     Greek yogurt typically has twice the protein of regular yogurt. Plus, it is a great source of probiotics and calcium. Calcium helps to keep your own bones strong and contributes to the growth of a healthy skeleton for your baby.

     7.Colorful fruits and veggies

     Eating plenty of green, red, orange, yellow, purple fruits and vegetables helps you and your baby get a variety of nutrients. Each color group provides different vitamins and minerals. By the way, salads are an easy way to combine colorful fruits and vegetables.

     8.Lean meats

     Meat is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Look for cuts that are around 95 to 98 percent fat free. Beef and pork get extra points for also containing choline. Skip deli meats and hot dogs, though, unless they are heated until steaming hot. There is a small risk of infection from bacteria and parasites such as listeria, toxoplasma, or salmonella, which can be dangerous during pregnancy for you and your baby.

     We believe you will get some ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for a snack. Anyways, we hope it will help you. So good luck and bon appetite!

                

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