Eating healthy throughout your pregnancy is the greatest gift you could give your unborn baby, but there are also a lot of rewards in it for you. What you eat has a direct effect on how well your body copes and recovers from all the physical changes it is going through. It also helps with the physical and emotional challenge of carrying and delivering a baby.
Research has shown that pregnant women who eat healthy throughout their pregnancy usually have a safe and uncomplicated pregnancy. Studies have shown that some pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia or high blood pressure can be directly related to deficiencies in a pregnant woman’s diet. High amounts of sugar and polyunsaturated fats increase this risk as well as having a low intake of vitamin C, E and magnesium.
Eating right during pregnancy lays the groundwork for a lifetime of eating healthy – not only for you but for your children as well.