Monday, September 17, 2012

What you should eat when pregnant - fruit and vegetables

A healthy diet and lifestyle can help you to keep well during pregnancy and give your baby the best possible start in life. The following articles explain some of the things you can do to stay healthy.
Pregnancy healthy diet
A healthy diet is very important if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow and will help to keep you fit and well. You don’t need to go on a special diet, but make sure that you eat a variety of different foods every day in order to get the right balance of nutrients that you and your baby need. You should also avoid certain foods.
You will probably find that you are more hungry than normal, but you don’t need to ‘eat for two’ – even if you are expecting twins or triplets. Have breakfast every day – this will help you to avoid snacking on foods that are high in fat and sugar. You may have to change the amounts of different foods that you eat, rather than cutting out all your favorites.
Fruit and vegetables for pregnancy
As well as vitamins and minerals, fruit and vegetables provide fiber, which helps digestion and prevents constipation. Eat at least five portions of fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juiced fruit and vegetables each day. Always wash them carefully. To get the most out of vegetables, eat them raw or lightly cooked.

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