July 06, 2018

Let's admit it, maintaining a healthy pregnancy diet is really hard especially at random times you crave random food (I remember when I woke up my husband at 2:00 am to ask him to buy some chocolate coated potato crisps).  What's more is that only a handful of first-time mothers are accustomed to eating a healthy diet - ie. no soda/junk food/etc and more on greens + lean meats; most of us are used to having unhealthy snacks a couple of times in a week, especially when our schedule is tight and we have no time to cook healthy meals. 

But at the end of the day, the nutrients from the food we eat also passes down to our little ones, and that means foods with empty calories and low nutrients are a big no-no if we want our child to be delivered as healthy as possible! So in this article, we'll share with you 7 superfoods that are great for keeping both you and your baby as healthy as possible.

 

Quinoa - Is gluten-free, high in protein, and contains all nine essential amino acids. Perfect for those who still put in a little bit of exercise during pregnancy.

 

Berries - High in anthocyanins, which is an antioxidant that boosts brain function. Contains phytochemicals that aid in cancer prevention also boosts your immunity. 

 

Chia Seeds - A perfect source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, iron, calcium, and many more. One of the perfect examples of a "Superfood". 

 

Kale - A great source of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and K. Helps reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Has great anti-cancer properties. 

 

Sweet Potatoes - An excellent source of beta-carotene that helps support your immune system. A fiber-rich superfood that can help aid in digestion. 

 

Lentils- An excellent source of Folic Acid which helps prevent birth defects such as Spina Bifida and Anencephaly.

 

Salmon - One of the best sources of Omega-3. This fatty acid (DHA) helps in brain development. 

 


At first glance, these 7 foods are some of the most expensive you can find in the supermarket. But ask yourself, will the health benefits you'll get from these worth the price you'll pay? As always, take this with a grain of salt. It is always best to consult your dietician first before planning out your pregnancy diet.