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We have all been in a dilemma about what to eat and what to AVOID. We have also got millions of pointers from anyone and everyone we meet on what to cut out of our diet.
Being a recent graduate from the second trimester, my memory is absolutely fresh on this subject.
A very close friend who accidentally happens to be a dietician too, came to my rescue. Though I cheated a bit (may be more than a bit), keeping her tips in mind surely helped.
In this post, I will be sharing those tips with fellow preggo mums.
Oh! And just like me, if you want to keep troubling her with doubts, do check out her contact details
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FoodTalk1/
The following should be considered when any one is in the 2nd trimester ..
• Firstly the calorie budget not necessarily should be changed from the 1st trimester.. you can maintain the same. So whoever said I should be eating for TWO should retire now.
Eating a good variety of protein-rich foods twice a day will help you meet your increased protein needs. Folic acid supplements are slightly raised, so include green leafy veggies and starchy foods in your diet, and check the labels of your breakfast cereals to make sure they're fortified with added vitamins and minerals. They are increased as your baby starts developing the brain or rather the nervous system.
SOURCES OF FOLIC ACID
• Dried beans, peas, and nuts.
• Dark green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, collard or turnip greens, okra, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus.
• Citrus fruit and juice.
Throughout pregnancy, vitamin D supplements are required to ensure you meet your increased requirements.
Vitamin A requirements are slightly raised; including a variety of fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy products will ensure you meet these (avoid liver and liver-containing products as they contain high levels of vitamin A, which can be toxic for your baby).
SOURCES OF VITAMIN D
• Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon.
• Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals..
• Egg yolks.
SOURCES OF VITAMIN A
• Sweet potato.
• Broccoli, Butter and eggs
PS : Apart from this, I would personally recommend some binge eating too ;)
(I can hear her yelling already)