A woman's body requires additional nutrients during pregnancy that women do not usually need when they are not pregnant. During pregnancy, the body becomes depleted in iron, folate, vitamin C and fiber, and it is important to consume these essential nutrients for the baby's health as well as her own.
This smoothie is a simple and versatile way to ensure nutrient needs are met, and overall health is being maintained during pregnancy. All you need is a blender! Ingredients:
If you are thinking about having a baby, the best thing to do to prepare is to begin to nourish yourself mentally and physically. One of my specialties as a registered dietitian is fertility and prenatal nutrition, where I help both women and men improve fertility and prepare for a healthy, happy pregnancy. A thriving child starts with supportive prenatal care. Read my five tips to prepare for your journey into parenthood at Badass + Living here! #pregnancy #link
Baby on the way and so much to do! Simplify and have healthy meals ready in a pinch. When you are pregnant, optimizing the nutritional value from each meal will ensure that you and your baby receive the necessary nutrition you need. Healthy meals are often the easiest. The below meals all provide an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. Chicken, Sweet Potato, Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Raspberries Black Bean Quesadil
*Images from Google Whether you’re looking to prepare your body for pregnancy, or you’re already pregnant, the best thing you can do for your new baby is nourish yourself. There are a few key vitamins and minerals one needs pre-natally, and although you can take a supplement, the more efficient (and more fun) way of getting these nutrients is through food! Make sure to include these five important nutrients in your healthy and balanced pregnancy diet. Nutrient #1: Folic Acid