Preparing for a baby? There are some things you should know about nutrition and the female body before conception and during pregnancy.
Food is our main fuel. It gives us not only energy, but also important nutrients with the help of which the baby develops properly in the mother's body.
In order to enjoy a he althy pregnancy, it is necessary to prepare your body in advance with the appropriate diet.
What do you need to change?
1. Focus on folic acid
Of course, you can always take folic acid in supplement form, but why not through food? Research shows that the more folate your diet has, the lower the chance of birth defects in the fetus.
Good sources of folic acid in nature are grain products, green leafy vegetables, legumes, asparagus, avocado, eggs, peanuts, spinach.
2. Give up packaged foods and fast food
This includes not only the sandwiches prepared in the diners outside, but also donuts, waffles, pizzas, everything from a vending machine, fries, cakes, candies. All those favorite treats you used to indulge in should be history.
3. Emphasize he althy whole foods
Whole foods mean products that have not gone through factory processing and processing. These are meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, which it is recommended to emphasize.
4. Stop skipping meals
Many women tend to skip either breakfast or lunch, some even dinner in an effort to maintain their figure.
This approach is wrong, according to nutritionists, because the longer we leave the body without nutrients, the more stubbornly it switches to "conserving" the calories it has. In this way, the metabolism is suppressed, and together with it, a number of important processes in the body.
For your baby to grow in a he althy environment, spread the food intake into several portions throughout the day.
5. Carefully consider your eating habits
For a he althy pregnancy, it is important for the mother to eat properly. If you have decided to work for a baby, it is necessary to prepare a nutritional plan that is tailored to your habits, but also to avoid any risky eating habits that you have had so far.