nutrition-requirement-pregnant-women

Your body goes through various changes during pregnancy like hormonal changes, mental changes, physical changes and emotional too. Everything that the pregnant woman eats during 36 weeks of pregnancy will lead to the growth and development of the infant. So, 36 weeks of pregnancy needs to be eaten with balanced nutrients like carbohydrate, protein, good fat, fiber, iron rich food products. You can choose low fat food products instead of junk food which are mostly processed or contain yeast. You can go for a healthy options made at home like can make pizza at home in a healthy way by switching pizza base to brown bread.

Each food group has something to offer your body.

For example:

  • Grains are a good source of energy.
  • Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and water-soluble and fat-soluble
    vitamins.
  • Meats, nuts, and legumes provide your body with protein, folate, and iron.
  • Dairy products are great source of calcium and vitamin D.

NUTRIENTS WITH THEIR BENEFITS IN PREGNANCY

Protein is critical for ensuring the proper growth of fetal tissue, including the brain. It also help with breast and uterine tissue growth during pregnancy. It even plays a role in your increasing blood supply, allowing more blood to be sent to your baby.
You should eat three servings of protein per day.

Good sources include:

  • Beans
  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Cottage cheese

Contact celebrity nutritionist Dr. Anjali Hooda for any health or nutrition related queries. Post your questions in the comments section below.

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