Eating for two: What should I be eating during pregnancy?
Nourishment is key for anyone, but when it comes to pregnancy it is something you need to be more conscious of. Coming from a nutrition angle, there are some key points to consider when eating for you and your baby, so here are my top tips:
1. Eat Protein with every meal
Protein is a vital force for development and hormone production. Fill your plate with eggs, fish, meat, lentils, chickpeas, beans, nuts, seeds, quinoa and hemp seeds.
2. Up your greens
We all know greens are good for us but they are especially important during pregnancy as they are packed with folate and fibre. Add them to smoothies, salad and as side dishes.
3. Love your Fats
Fats are so important for healthy fertility. Like protein they help with hormones and cell formation. Don’t go overboard, no deep fried foods. Try and stick to healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds and oily fish (just 2x per week).
4. Eat 5 times a day
You will find yourself getting fuller easily and that’s because your little baby is pushing up against your stomach. So eating every few hours will make you not feel too over full and regulate your blood sugar levels.
Are you pregnant or a mummy who has some top tips? Leave a comment below…