Eat right from the moment of pregnancy planning!
Eat right from the moment of planning the baby!
Everyone knows the saying: "We are what we eat". During pregnancy and your baby is what you eat. If you are trying to get pregnant and want to maximally prepare for this your body, then start your pregnancy with the "right foot". Find useful tips on nutrition and read the most harmful products for women's health!
Preparation for conception
Every mom wants her baby to be as tight as possible and healthy. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to take care of this from the very beginning: before conception. A healthy diet will not only help your baby to be healthy, but also help conception. So, how to start? Many experts agree in a single opinion - to fill the stores of folic acid.
Even before you learn about your pregnancy, you can start taking useful micro- and macronutrients needed during pregnancy. When you are just preparing to conceive a baby, start taking folic acid, tk. she is one of the most important nutritional elements of the future mummy.
Folic acid is the most important element for the proper growth and development of the embryo. If you take folic acid a month before conception and during the first trimester, the risk of neural tube pathologies in your baby will be reduced by 20%.
If you are trying to get pregnant, then you need to take 400 mcg per day. In addition, it is very important to maintain a healthy diet, eat foods rich in folic acid. Among them: green leafy vegetables, avocados, peanuts, cereals, whole grain bread and orange juice.
Education of healthy eating habits
The main principle of healthy nutrition during pregnancy is the choice in favor of foods with a high level of nutrition. The same rule applies to drinks. Saturated food means that you need to eat saturated foods (vitamins, minerals, proteins), which are good for the body.
- To prefer foods rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber
- To give up fatty, too sweet foods, preservatives and additives
- Buy organic food, without pesticides;
- And also read the composition of products, avoid products on a hormonal basis.
In addition to what you should use, you need to clearly know what to avoid:
- Raw food, including sushi, shellfish; not fully cooked eggs, meat or homemade chicken;
- Unpasteurized milk and products made from it;
- Soft varieties of cheese
- Raw eggs, including those used to make dough
- Well wash fruits and vegetables before eating
- Meat products as well as food residues must be heated until hot.
Drink to your health!
Water - this is the most necessary element of nutrition for you, both before conception, and during pregnancy. The human body basically consists of water, therefore it is such an important nutrient. Sufficient drinking is 1.5 - 2 liters of clean water a day. This amount of water helps to remove all harmful substances from the body. This is why water is so necessary before, during and after pregnancy.
Only by using the necessary daily volume of water, you will receive all the necessary vitamins and minerals from fruit and vegetable juices.
Just remember that juices also contain empty calories, so use them as moderately. For example, carbonated drinks contain not only empty calories, but also artificial substitutes for sugar (additives), which will not benefit either a woman, especially a pregnant woman.
Caffeine is a part of carbonated drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate. It is a stimulating substance, i.e. Supports you in a tone, does not allow you to fall asleep, invigorates. In addition, caffeine is a diuretic, i.e. stimulates urination, thereby reducing the body's water balance.
High doses of caffeine affect the duration of conception, especially if they are accompanied by smoking. However, moderate intake of caffeine does not affect the chances of conception.
During pregnancy, caffeine can adversely affect the development of your baby, provided that you consume more than 300 mg of caffeine (3 cups of coffee a day). Therefore, if you have caffeine dependence, you need to discuss it with your doctor, who leads your pregnancy.
If there are beverages that should be categorically rejected, then this is alcohol in any of its forms. In the first weeks of pregnancy (3 to 8 weeks), when you still do not guess about your situation, drinking alcohol can adversely affect the development of the fetus. It is generally a very vulnerable period of pregnancy, so do not take risks.
Moreover, if you are trying to get pregnant, you should know that women who regularly drink alcohol (beer, wine and other drinks) have a much lower chance of becoming pregnant.
What is good for You is good for Your child!
No doubt, the human body is an extraordinary miracle. What you eat, transform and create a new life. And what you learned from this article will help you to change your eating habits before the conception and thereby provide your child with a healthy and happy life.