Good diet and nutrition and the right balance of it, is very important for your baby to grow and develop. Although morning sickness, vomiting and nausea during the first few months of pregnancy can make this difficult, so try to eat a sensible and well balanced diet. It helps make your pregnancy more comfortable. A balanced diet can also minimize constipation, fatigue, morning sickness and a host of other pregnancy symptoms.
What is a balanced diet?
The foundation of a healthy pregnancy diet is the same as the average healthy diet. A balanced meal consists of a mix of lean protein and calcium, whole grains, vegetables, a rainbow of fruits and healthy fats, with usually a little more calories and nutrients to nourish the baby. The type of diet we encourage, during pregnancy refers to fine-tuning your eating habits, to ensure you are receiving adequate nutrition, for your health and as well as your baby. Healthy eating during pregnancy is critical to your baby’s development and growth.
Best rule to remember is to eat when you are hungry, have a good balance of foods every day and you will gain weight steadily, as your baby grows. Your appetite is your best guide of how much food you need to eat, you may find your appetite fluctuating throughout your pregnancy:
Here are some guidelines recommended to keep you and your baby healthy.