Discovering more benefits of nutrients during pregnancy

Discovering more benefits of nutrients during pregnancy

nutrients during pregnancy

This article looks at recent evidence that as emerged to demonstrate new, additional benefits of nutrients during pregnancy such as iodine, where even mild deficiencies can affect brain development. Omega-3 fatty acids, where supplementation is important not just for fetal development but also maternal health. Vitamin D has shown to have many additional extrasekeletal benefits for mother and baby. Folic acid can also reduce incidence of autism. These findings highlight the importance of optimizing the intake of these four nutrients as their benefits go beyond what was previously discovered.

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.

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Prior to conceiving, both you and your partner have a unique opportunity through nutrition to provide your baby-to-be with the best start in life. Good nutrition supports a healthy reproductive system, lots of energy for baby-making and prepares your body for pregnancy. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy foods and fish are food sources some rich in antioxidants, others in vitamins and minerals, that if consumed in adequate amounts, can support a healthy reproductive system and if conception should occur, meet your nurturing needs and that of the developing baby’s

Procare as pre-pregnancy supplement

Procare can be used while women are trying to conceive, not just whilst pregnant. It contains important vitamins and minerals that are not only important for women preparing to have children. This article describes how the ingredients of Procare can benefit women trying to conceive, like folic acid, which should be taken before pregnant to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.