6 Foods To Eat When Pregnant

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SweetPotatoes KARIM DAVID.COM

Sweet Potatoes- are enriched with beta-carotene, which is a plant compound that is converted into vitamin A in the body.

Vitamin A is important for growth, as well as for the cells and tissues. It is also important for the pre-natal development.

Pregnant women are generally advised to up their vitamin A by 10 to 40 %.

However, they are advised to avoid very high amounts of animal- based sources of vitamin A, which may cause toxicity when eaten in excess.

Therefore, beta-carotene is very important source of vitamin A for pregnant women.

Sweet potatoes are a great source for this. Around 100 to 150 grams of cooked sweet potatoes fulfills the entire RDI (Recommended-Daily- Intake).

DID YOU KNOW? Sweet potatoes contain fibre, which may increase fullness, reduce blood sugar spikes and improve digestive health and mobility.

Dairy KARIMDAVID.COM

Dairy Products- When pregnant you need to consume extra protein and calcium to meet the needs of your baby.

Dairy products contain two types high quality protein: Whey and Casein.

Dairy is best dietary source of calcium, and provides real high amounts of various B-vitamins, Magnesium and Zinc.

I wouldn’t consume yoghurt if I were pregnant, unless it was Greek yoghurt.

It contains more calcium than any other dairy product. Some varieties also contain probiotic bacteria, which support your digestive health.

DID YOU KNOW? People who are lactose intolerant may also be able to tolerate yoghurt, especially probiotic yoghurt.

Taking probiotics during pregnancy may reduce the risk of complications such as many types of diabetes and vaginal infections and allergies.

 

 

Salmon KARIM DAVID.COM

Salmon- is very rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids. It also made the β€œAre you eating these top 40 foods” (Click Here).

The majority of people, including pregnant women, are not getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in their diets.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential during pregnancy.

Though I know this to be true, pregnant women are generally advised to limit their seafood intake to twice a week, because of the mercury and other contaminants found in fatty fish.

Now this has caused some women to avoid seafood altogether, which is just limiting the intake of the much needed omega-3 fatty acids.

DID YOU KNOW? Salmon is also one of the very few natural sources of vitamin D, which is often lacking in the diet. It is very important for many processes in the body, including bone health and immune function.

 

 

Eggs KARIMDAVID.COM

Eggs- to me is like the ultimate health food, as they contain little bit of almost every nutrient you need.

Large eggs contain about 77 calories, as well as high quality protein and fat. And also contain lots of Vitamins and minerals.

Eggs are a wonderful source of choline. Choline is essential for many processes in your body, including brain development and health.

A single whole egg contains roughly 111 or 113 mg of choline, which is about 25% of the RDI for pregnant women.

DID YOU KNOW? There are 10 reasons why eggs are good for you pregnant ladies (Click Here)

 

 

AVOCADOS KARIMDAVID.COM

Avocados- I would say because of there high content of healthy fats and potassium, are a great choice for pregnant women.

The healthy fats help build the skin, brain and tissues of the baby.

Potassium may help relieve leg cramps, a side effect of pregnancy for some women.

DID YOU KNOW? Avocados actually contain more potassium than Bananas

 

 

WATER DRINK KARIM DAVID.COM

Water- quite simply is important because of the increased blood volume during pregnancy.
Adequate hydration may also help prevent constipation and urinary tract infections.

DID YOU KNOW? Symptoms of mild dehydration are headaches, anxiety, tiredness and bad mood swings.

 

THAT’S IT!

This list should be a good start towards a healthy and well-nourished pregnancy!

If you have any thoughts or questions then leave a comment below.

I cannot wait to share some more with you this year!
Until next time Ciao

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43 Comments

  1. Nicola Poulos January 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Great post. Nice to see you back this year.

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    1. 1didieci January 13, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Thank You Nicola πŸ™‚

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  2. Pam Oswald January 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I am a 12 weeks preggy.Strange enough my baby has turned me to a healthy eater. I enjoy fresh fruits with youghurt and muesli in the mornings more than my used to be “english breakfast”. Funny enough I never enjoyed muesli before. I’m into fresh tossed salads with white meat and avos. But I’m loving it, only on my next appo, Iv been taking your advice Karim Thank you.

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    1. Cassie January 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      I wish you all the best Pam.

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    2. 1didieci January 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Wow thank you so much for sharing this with me Pam. Your very welcome! good luck with the rest of your pregnancy πŸ™‚

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  3. Cassie January 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    You forgot the chocolate !Hahaha just kidding, but really, this is a good post!

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    1. 1didieci January 13, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Ha Thank you Cassie πŸ™‚

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  4. Rob laurent January 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Iv brought my pregnant wife some swordfish today, Is this good like the salmon?

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    1. 1didieci January 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      No that is not good for her at all. The reason being is that it’s very high in mercury, so please make sure she does not eat Swordfish. Other fish to avoid includes= King Mackerel & Tilefish.

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  5. Atsuko Matsumoto January 13, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    This will help my sister out a lot thank you.

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    1. 1didieci January 13, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Glad to hear this Atsuko! Your welcome, Its what I’m here for πŸ˜‰

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  6. Harry Bennson January 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Solid Post here Karim. I like the top 40 foods one.

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    1. 1didieci January 13, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks. Yeah the top 40 was a great one if i do say so myself πŸ˜‰

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  7. Stacey Morgan January 14, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I crave for sweets and Chinese dishes..:)

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    1. 1didieci January 14, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Don’t do (sweets) ittttttttt πŸ™‚

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  8. Becky Byrne January 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I am 18 weeks pregnant and havn’t experienced any cravings yet

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    1. 1didieci January 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      Oh ok.. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy Becky πŸ™‚

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  9. Daisy Montez January 14, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Hi,

    I am 10 weeks pregnant, dont have any particular cravings yet. But do like to sip on fresh lime water – sweet to improve my taste at times..

    I am surely eating more than normal. Trying to eat healthy..

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    1. 1didieci January 14, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Interesting about the lime water. All the best with the rest of your pregnancy Daisy πŸ™‚

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  10. Taipa Luu January 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I crave for different things a different times sometimes it is Pie, sometimes chocolate, French fries. So it different things at different times

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    1. 1didieci January 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Pie? that’s a new one for me. Thanks for clearing that up Taipa πŸ™‚

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  11. Rachelle LΓ©mery January 14, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Pizza, pasta, chaat, fruits spl. Mango and oranges…i crave for all outdoor foods… I have started disliking home made dishes

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    1. 1didieci January 15, 2016 at 12:04 am

      Thanks for sharing Rachelle!

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  12. Yseult Crozier January 14, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Strangely I didn’t feel any craving till now

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    1. 1didieci January 15, 2016 at 12:04 am

      Aha

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  13. Pavani Sathe January 14, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I was cravings 4 salty n chatpata

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    1. 1didieci January 15, 2016 at 12:07 am

      Thank you for sharing this with us.

      Reply
  14. Jan Von Bothmer January 15, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Just wondering if sweet Potato counted as part of the five a day?

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    1. 1didieci January 15, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Yes Jan πŸ™‚

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  15. Andreas Wenzel January 15, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Luckily enough I eat bananas and avocados most days.

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    1. 1didieci January 15, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Happy to hear that Andreas!

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  16. Alexis Kofoed January 17, 2016 at 8:30 am

    CHEESE CHEESE CHEESE

    and keep it coming… I’m now 38 weeks on the nose and have been eating tonnes off cheese everyday since about 6 weeks…

    And when the bump is gone that’s when everyone will notice the extra tonne of bum it has left me with.
    So no point getting out the jeans just yet, or even putting away the maternity pants for that matter x x x

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    1. 1didieci January 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Ahaha Thanks For Sharing That With Us.

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  17. Zama Panetti January 18, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Not pregnant but you’v inspired me to eat more eggs.

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    1. 1didieci January 19, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      πŸ™‚ WOW glad iv been an influence on you Zama!

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  18. Jessie Rabbinowitz January 19, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I used to sufferer from dehydration, but because of you I’m ok now Thank you.

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    1. 1didieci January 19, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Your Welcome Jessie πŸ™‚

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  19. Robyn Iverson January 20, 2016 at 4:11 am

    It is a very detailed piece. I love it!!!

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    1. 1didieci January 20, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Thank You Robyn πŸ™‚

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  20. Anni Hepner January 20, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    thanks its helping

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    1. 1didieci January 20, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Glad to hear this πŸ™‚

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  21. Zhou Jinghua January 20, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Healthy living

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    1. 1didieci January 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      Straight Uppppp

      Reply

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