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10 Foods to Eat When Pregnant For A Healthy Baby

2. Protein

You need good quality lean protein for a healthy baby. Make sure you eat lean beef, pork, chicken or plant-based proteins. Beef and pork contain a lot of B vitamins and those as vitally important to a healthy baby.

Iron is very important. Low iron levels are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight.

If meat brings on morning sickness or you are a vegetarian, don’t worry. Eat plant-based proteins like quinoa, beans, lentils, nuts, and nut kinds of butter.

3. Fish and Omega-3 Foods

Fish is a lean protein but is important for other reasons. Salmon is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids. Virtually no one gets enough fatty acids, and pregnant women are especially deficient.

Limit your seafood intake to twice a week. If seafood brings on morning sickness or you are vegetarian, eat flaxseeds, chia seeds, and omega-3 enriched eggs.

Omega-3 is used to grow your baby’s eyes and brain. Studies also show omega-3 reduces anxiety in pregnant women.

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