Everything on the right pregnancy diet: foods to avoid, the recommended ones and everything you need to know about it.
What is the correct diet to follow during pregnancy? There are some precautions a woman should follow in order to be healthy and ensure the proper development of the fetus. The main things to keep under control are food quantities, meals and of course… sacrifices! Yes, because as you can imagine, there are many foods you should consume during the nine months of pregnancy.
Let’s find out more together.
Nutrition in pregnancy: the basics
In general, we must debunk a myth: it is not true that in pregnancy you need to eat more. The ideal diet should not be too different from the one you should follow when you are not pregnant. Probably, you will need to enhance the intake of vitamins and minerals. In any case, ask your doctor to help you find a diet that suits you.
Let’s see a plan of what you should do during pregnancy:
• Eat 4/5 meals a day.
• Eat slowly to avoid bloating.
• Drink plenty of water, at least 2 liters per day.
• Stay away from junk food and alcohol.
What to eat during pregnancy
What you should eat during pregnancy? You need to follow a diet with a low content of saturated fats. Prefer extra-virgin olive oil instead of butter and use more herbs and spices instead of salt.
Among the recommended foods there are white fish, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, white meats, whole grains (such as pasta, cereals, legumes, rice and bread).
Nutrition in pregnancy: what to avoid
As we mentioned, one of the fundamental rules is to stay away from the so-called junk food and from alcohol. Avoid fried food, sweets, cold cuts, but also raw meat, shellfish, raw fish, and game, because of the risk of toxoplasmosis. Finally, control your sugar intake (if you can, choose vegetables instead of fruits). Pay also attention to soft drinks and do not drink too much coffee!
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Nicoletta Chiara Romano