Nutrition whilst pregnant

Nutrition whilst pregnant

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Healthy eating during pregnancy is one of the best gifts you can give to your baby-to-be. Good nutrition will support his or her growth and development, maintain your health during and after the pregnancy and possibly benefit their health in later years. Now that you’re pregnant, your daily nutritional needs are greater but not exactly doubled. Focus on choosing foods high in nutrition quality rather than increasing your portion sizes. Your additional energy needs for the second and third trimesters can be supported by increasing your fruit intake from 2 to 4 serves a day. Continue to eat each day plenty of vegetables (5-6 servings), wholegrain breads and cereals (4-6 servings), moderate amounts of lean meat, chicken and fish (1.5 servings), low-fat dairy (2 servings), eat sweets sparingly and be strict with no happy hour rendezvous.

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We all start off as just one cell (a zygote). From that, inside the mother, the cell rapidly divides into billions and billions of cells which become specialized (eg. muscle, nerves, bone, skin, organs etc). So when you think about it, cell division and surrounding pathways are crucial for optimal fetal growth. These mechanisms don’t […]