Imagine you’re standing at a magnificent table stacked high with all the best fruits to eat during pregnancy. Finally, you fill a bowl.
Your hand slowly drops to your stomach. The new life growing inside seems to sense your your hesitation …
Are these the best fruits to eat during pregnancy?
When You’re Pregnant Aren’t You Supposed To Be Eating For Two?
Get ready for a big surprise.
No … you’re not!
It’s true that your baby benefits from food intake all day long. But most experts believe that proper nutrition is more about adding the right nutrients to your diet and not eating extra food.
A Very, Very Important Fact About The Special Fruits To Eat During Pregnancy
It’s absolutely necessary that you eat a healthy and balanced diet during your pregnancy.
“That goes without saying,” you remark. And I have to agree with you.
When I was carrying both of our girls, I had many long discussions with my doctor about my diet and what it meant to my unborn baby. His consistent, thought provoking advice was to eat foods containing Vitamins A, B, C, Folate, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Calcium, and Protein.
“Don’t forget the fruits,” he always called as I got up to leave.
A balanced diet, so often taken for granted, is made up of vegetables, fruits, healthy drinks, and a good vegetarian protein.
Let’s Take a Look At The Top 5 Fruits To Eat During Pregnancy
Right now, after giving birth to my two beautiful daughters, the best piece of advice I can give you is …
A diet including fresh, raw fruits will go a long way to making your pregnancy healthy.
With that in mind, here are the top 5 fruits to eat during pregnancy …
Without any doubt, Avocados are amongst the best fruits in nature’s garden. One of the richest sources of folic acid, Avocados are highly beneficial for the development of your baby’s organs. An added benefit is the folic acid helps prevent morning sickness, anaemia, lethargy, and mood swings (your partner will love you for that).
Avocados are also full of valuable calcium which your baby needs to develop strong bones.
But the big news is Avocados are a storehouse of vitamins C, B, E, and K. Eating a few slices daily can help prevent iron deficiency in pregnant women.
Bananas are a rich source of vitamin B, C, potassium, and fibre. Dieticians believe that including bananas in your diet, especially during the first trimester, can help prevent nausea.
Vitamin B6 in Bananas helps speed up the formation of red blood cells and is also helpful in developing your baby’s brain and nervous system.
Because they are rich in fibre, Bananas help prevent stomach disorders and improve
digestion. This is such an enormous help when you’re struggling with all those
pregnancy problems that seem to continually weigh you down.
Eating a banana as part of your daily diet can also help prevent constipation, a common
problem for most women when they are pregnant.
Because Bananas are such a valuable source of so many health benefits, most dieticians
are of the opinion Bananas are definitely one of the best fruits to eat during pregnancy
Mango, definitely one of the most delicious summer fruits, is a must inclusion in our
list of fruits to eat during pregnancy.
Rich in iron, Mango helps cure anaemia during pregnancy.
One of the really big benefits of Mangos is they provide a natural remedy for blood
pressure control. They also hold powerful enzymes that improves digestion and
prevents heartburn, which is an unwelcome problem during any pregnancy.
The old saying about an apple a day can be applied to your pregnancy. The fibre in an apple works really well with it’s other nutrients, especially the gut bacteria.
This is an effective way to keep your digestive system properly balanced.
5. Citrus Fruits
One of the very best fruits to eat during pregnancy is citrus fruit. Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruit, even Limes can be tasty as well as beneficial.
In particular, Lemons and Limes are associated with improved digestion which makes them good fruits to eat during the first trimester of your pregnancy.
They are also recognized for their ability to ease nausea and sickness.
But the really big news is citrus fruits provide an excellent boost in vitamins and antioxidants. This not only helps to cleanse the body and remove toxins but they also have a sweet and tangy flavor to relieve any sweetness cravings. (I had a lot of those).
What Does All This Mean?
Now that you know how to add those special fruits to your diet, you’re well on your way to creating one of the most beautiful times of your vegetarian life.
To make that a continuing reality, just keep providing your body with all the essential nutrients
your baby relies on to be healthy.
Remember it’s important to steer clear of negative myths and listen to the right advice.
Once again, and I’ll yell it from the rooftops, it’s so important to discuss your entire pregnancy with your doctor, and take his advice before you make any changes.
Your reward is better health for both you and your baby.
The Next Step
If you have any questions about how to have a healthy vegetarian pregnancy, please
email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how I can help.
And don’t forget, next time you find yourself at that well-stocked table of great food,
remember to include these 5 fruits to eat during your pregnancy.
Yours in good health,