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Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

Eating for two can be stressful. It’s important to know what foods give you the most nutrients so your baby can grow at a healthy rate. Pick and choose some of these foods for a nutritional boost during pregnancy.

Eggs

Frittata with chicken and spinach and fresh spinachEggs contain more than 12 vitamins and minerals in addition to a lot of healthy protein. Aside from health benefits, eggs are cheap and convenient. If you don’t feel like cooking a full meal, scrambled eggs, steam basted eggs and hard boiled eggs are a great option.

Greek Yogurt

All yogurt contains a decent amount of protein, but Greek yogurt usually has twice the amount of protein as regular yogurt. During pregnancy, if you don’t take in enough calcium, the amount of calcium you do take in will go to your baby, reducing the calcium in your bones and teeth.

Lean Meats

Meat contains a lot of high quality protein, but it’s important to look for the right kinds of meat. When shopping for red meat, try to find foods that are at least 95 percent fat-free. Beef and pork are the best meats to eat during pregnancy because they contain both protein and choline, which aids in the overall growth and brain health of your baby.

Whole Grains

One of the best whole grains to eat during pregnancy is popcorn. Popcorn is high in fiber and nutrients. Other tasty whole grain foods include oatmeal, barley and quinoa.

Beans

Black beans, pinto beans and chick peas contain the most fiber and protein of all the vegetables. They are also a good source of iron, folate, calcium and zinc.

For more information on nutrition and healthy eating during pregnancy, consult your physician.

COVID-19 Update

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Here are a few additional resources as well: 

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control

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