The most important thing that a woman should do when she finds out she is pregnant is to start eat healthier. Pregnancy is a perfect reason to start to nourish yourself and your baby in the stomach. It is Ideal to start preparing your body about 6-12 months prior to conception, but this is not realistic for many women, so whether you are planning on getting pregnant or already are, here are the top 10 foods to eat to ensure your health, the health of your baby and healthy birth.
Many of the vitamins and minerals in an egg are contained in the yolk! So, start eating the whole eggs not only the whites. Eggs are high in vitamins A, E, D, and K, EPA and DHA, and choline. Choline is essential for proper liver and brain function. Make sure that the eggs come from trusted source, because I highly recommended eating the egg yolks raw. You can also use eggs yolk in smoothies and soups. Eggs yolks are liquid gold, definitely.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) is high in vitamins A, E, D and K. Vitamin A helps proper development of the kidneys and lungs. It also ensures a full-term labor. FCLO is extremely high in D Vitamin which can helps develop bones at the baby.
Bone broth is actually wonderful and very delicious. It’s rich in collagen, which helps prevent cellulite and stretch marks! It’s rich in calcium, phosphorous and minerals.
You can make fermented foods on your own or buy them at the store. Fermented foods provide the good bacteria, or “probiotics” that are so essential to our gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This is crucially important for the baby development. Babies need this good bacteria. It also will reduce the risk of autism.
Liver is the most nutritious food on earth. Liver is high in quality protein and is nature’s most concentrated form of vitamin A. It is also high in iron, zinc and copper. It is a great source of folic acid and the B vitamins, particularly B12. Liver is amazing nutritious food.
Seafoods, especially fatty fishes (salmon and sardines) are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This is great for the mother and the baby. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation. You can also eat raw oysters, because they are extremely high in zinc. Do not be worry eating them raw, they are very nourishes.
Grass-fed beef is rich with Vitamins A, E, D and K as well as CLA. Grass-fed beef has a better omega-3 to omega-6 ratio than grain-fed beef. It is a great form of easily absorbable iron and is also easily digested.
Fish eggs in many traditional cultures were reserved for women and men who are preparing for conception, for pregnant women and children. Like liver, fish eggs are sacred food. Fish eggs are high in vitamin D, A, E and K. They are also great source of zinc, iodine and DHA. Fish eggs for certainly make healthy babies.
Eat plenty of veggies. Veggies are great for the mother and for the growing baby inside. Eat particularly the leafy greens (kale, spinach…) Make sure to douse it all in butter to add more health boost and to digest all the fat soluble vitamins.
Coconut Oil and Butter
Coconut oil and butter are both amazingly nutritious. Coconut oil is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It is also rich in lauric acid, which boosts your immune system and the baby’s. Butter is also rich in vitamins A, E, D and K, and is high in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which reduce the risk of cancer.
It is fully understandable that pregnant woman get cravings, but there is a big reason why you should eat healthier. Remember that baby is only as healthy as the mother.
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