Pregnancy nutrition is a one of my passions to write about. I just love a plump, healthy baby to deliver. When baby has the right nutrition in pregnancy it says a lot about the parents and the care they will give after the baby is born.
So what is the right diet for pregnancy? We have a great PreNatal Multi that has it all of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients recommended by health experts such as Mayo Clinic. But that is just the icing on the cake and it is important to eat for baby’s health; not just swallow pills.
Start with the right balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Make sure that carbohydrates are mostly complex in nature which means that they are still very close to nature; brown rice, whole wheat and natural sugars, including fruit and sweet treats instead of candy, cakes and cookies.
Fats should be the healthier versions as well. Look for EVOO as Rachel Raye has made popular – Extra Virgin Olive Oil and read up about coconut oil too. We use nothing else in our house besides these two and the flavor benefits almost outweigh the healthy benefits. All fats have just about the same fat, so why not use the good ones for your baby?
Protein does not mean that a big steak for iron is necessary every day. Lean fish, chicken and turkey are best. As a matter of fact the 17 day diet is actually a great diet for this time; not for losing weight but because it is so healthy and spells out the kind of diet baby would love.
See our breakdown of these categories and some healthy recipes that will carry over into when your baby is ready for food.
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