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It’s important to eat well-balanced meals and take prenatal vitamins during your pregnancy so that your developing baby can get all the essential nutrients it needs to grow strong. You should consume about 300 additional calories a day during this time.
I wasn't too surprised about the fish information, but it did spark my curiosity about exactly what kinds of foods I should be staying away from. After searching around on the Internet for a good day or so, I did find some really helpful sites that gave me some great nutritional information.
I think the one food that I was surprised about not being able to eat while pregnant was lunch meat. I am a total sandwich person and would eat one for every meal if I could. But really, the sacrifice is totally worth it.
Thanks for the advice Maria. I must admit I wasn't aware of some of the risks from fish products. I always assumed all fish types would be healthy because they were high in protein and fish oils.
Fish products can be very high in mercury which is a known neurotoxin. The higher the fish is upon the food chain the more mercury content it may have. I have been using Nordic Natural fish products which I believe to be the most pure on the market. Whole Foods (whole wallet) carries them but I have found a better resource online at momEmineral dot com. It's a vitamin retailer online that focuses on women's health and they only carry the best products. Their site is super cute and really professional. I enjoy supporting other women owned businesses!!
PS. Carlson Labs also makes really good fish oil products. Omega fatty acids, folinic acid, and a good multi vitamin's are what my doctor recommended and my nails, hair, and skin are glowing.
This article is so useful! I literally just joined this website, and the nutrition questions were one of my biggest concerns. Thanks so much..although I must say a lot of my favourite things are on the "do not" list. Goodbye feta.
hey , i am experiencing pregnancy signs like i feel cramps on left side of lower abdomen and sumtimes in stoimach. i feel sleepy and tired spl in morning nd evening time. food craving is there. frequent urination is der. my breast are heavier than before . my lmp was on 12th apr2012 and i had intercourse b/w 26-4-12 to 2-5-2012 . can any1 plz help me out dat m i pregnant.
Thanks for sharing such a informative blog on foods to be avoided during pregnancy. Though many of us may be well aware of the above restrictions but they don't seems to get bothered with their outcome & continues to lead a lifestyle as they are used to, hence it is necessary for them to say goodbye to this food habit during initial period or advance period.