The 7 Superfoods That Every Pregnant Woman Should Eat

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When you are expecting, you get tons of advice from everyone, including doctors, books, friends and well-meaning strangers. At times, it will appear that everyone will have something to say about what you put in your mouth and may give you unsolicited advice on what you should be eating.

Here is one more piece of advice about what you should be eating. Definitely eat 5 to 6 small meals per day to stay satiated and keep your energy level up. And when possible, try to pack in as many “superfoods” as you can because these foods provide a boost of extra nutrients, vitamins and minerals that you and your baby need at this time.


The folks at Superfoodsliving.com put together an informative Infographic that breaks down simply and visually, the 7 superfoods that you should try to eat when you’re pregnant. Check it out:

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15 Superfoods every pregnant woman should eat

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While pregnant, doctors warn about staying away from sugar, high fructose drinks and juices to stave off excess weight gain and calories.   But there are certain foods that pregnant women can eat that are full of essential vitamins and minerals that are not only good for her but also her growing baby. Here is a list of 15 superfoods that every pregnant woman should consider eating:

  1. Chicken: Chicken offers moms a good, low-fat source of much-needed protein.
  2. Peanut butter: Peanut butter is filling, full of folate, and a good source of protein.
  3. Unprocessed meats: Meats in their natural, but fully cooked, state are an excellent source of protein.
  4.  Soy: While you’re dealing with morning sickness, soy can help you get the protein you need.
  5.  Couscous: Flavor up couscous or eat it plain to get protein in pregnancy.
  6.  Raspberries: Enjoy some tart raspberries for sweetness and fiber.
  7.  Apple: Grab an apple on your way out the door for some fiber on the go.
  8.  Figs: Figs pack in an amazing amount of fiber, bananas, calcium, and iron.
  9.  Bananas: Bananas can fill you up with both fiber and potassium.
  10.  Beans: Beans are loaded with insoluble fiber, which fills you up and helps rid your body of waste. They are a great source of low-fat protein, carbohydrates, magnesium and potassium. Edamame is also a wonderful bean due to the high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
  11. Spinach and green leafy vegetables:  are great sources for Vitamins K and E, Iron and Calcium
  12. Tomatoes: They are full of lycopene, which reduces your risk for heart disease, ovarian and cervical cancers.
  13. Quinoa: One of the best grains you can get is high in protein and a great source of  fiber and a great source of iron, zinc, vitamin E and selenium (great for controlling weight)
  14. Nuts:  All types including walnuts, pistachios and almonds, all are great sources of vitamin E, some calcium, fiber, folate and flavonoids. They help lower cholesterol. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, a plant-based omega-3 that helps boost brain function and memory. Great for MOMMY BRAIN!!!!
  15. Citrus fruits: Fruits such as Oranges and kiwi are wonderful sources of Vitamin C, folic acid and fiber. Folic Acid helps prevent neural tube defects in an unborn child.

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