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5 Best Foods to Eat Away Pregnancy Blues

5 Best Foods to
Eat Away Pregnancy Blues

When you’re pregnant, hormonal changes and the extra strain on your body could cause ailments such as constipation, cramps, mood swings or nausea. The good news is, there are certain foods you can eat to help you stay well and strong throughout your pregnancy.

Not sure what food we’re talking about? No worries, we’ve done the research for you. Here are 5 superfoods1 you should eat when you’re pregnant, and why. Bon appétit, moms!

Beans and Lentils

If doing number two is a problem for you, try adding a variety of beans and lentils into your diet. With a high fiber content, they help keep things moving in your digestive system and prevent constipation. Beans are also packed with protein, iron, folate, Vitamin K, and zinc; ensuring your blood sugar and blood pressure are kept low during pregnancy.

Pumpkin Seeds

Leg cramps, moms? That could just be your body’s call for more calcium and magnesium. Snack on pumpkin seeds or sprinkle them on your salads or pasta. Besides repairing muscles and helping your little one’s bones to grow, these tasty seeds are also loaded with good fats and fiber to defeat other pregnancy symptoms like constipation and nausea.

Fish

You may have heard some people telling you to avoid fish, but the truth is, not all fish are bad or high in mercury. Salmon, for example, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA to help your little one’s brain and eyes to develop. They are also a great source of protein for moms-to-be and can help keep your inflammation down.

Red Peppers

Did you know that red bell peppers have twice the amount of Vitamin C compared to green peppers? Vitamin C helps absorb iron faster, so don’t forget to add peppers into your daily diet!

Dark Leafy Greens

Spinach, asparagus, broccoli and kale are vegetables that are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients such as fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, iron, folate and potassium as well as fiber. They also contain compounds that benefit the digestive system. Just chop them up and toss them into your smoothies, soups, omelettes or stir-fries.

Figuring what to eat for two can be confusing. To support your daily nutrition, include two glasses of Mom & Me into your diet. Not only will you and your little one get over 20 Vitamins and minerals, it also contains a good balance of BIFIDUS BL Probiotics (with 2 types of beneficial bacteria) to prevent constipation!

1https://www.fitpregnancy.com/nutrition/prenatal-nutrition/5-pregnancy-superfoods-eat-now

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