Food and pregnancy

By 20 August, 2015Tips for moms

Hello broccoli lovers!

Are you trying to be mom? The today’s post is dedicated especially for you. Today we are going to talk about the food that favors the fertility, according to several studies.

As we already know it’s very important to have an balance diet, but we have to take care of it specially if we want to  getting pregnant. The diet may contribute to improve the quality of your ova, embryo implantation and development of the fetus.

Below we are going to give you a list of  5 essential components  that you have to add in your menu if you want to getting pregnant:

hierroIron: is an important trace mineral that we should always take care, is already very important in the transport of oxygen, along with the process of cellular respiration. It is one of the minerals that cause the greatest needs, especially among women of childbearing age. If there is insufficient iron in early pregnancy, the risk of developing postpartum anemia, reducing, among other things, the energy of the mother increases. In addition, iron deficiency may also cause premature delivery. Where do you find? In red meat, fish, eggs, seaweed, broccoli, spinach and legumes.

 

vitamina bVitamin B: This group of vitamins are essential for ovulation and implantation, but are also important for hormonal control and fetal development. We also have to look the levels of vitamin B9, folic acid, because its deficiency causes fatigue, insomnia and loss of appetite and, in pregnant women, it can result in birth defects. Examples of where to find this vitamin: in nuts, sunflower seeds, potatoes, broccoli, onion, garlic, avocados, bananas and tomatoes.

 

 

antioxidantesAntioxidants: protects body cells from damage caused by free radicals. They attack cells damaging DNA and mitochondria. Our body naturally produces some antioxidants, but others we must to extract them feeding. Hence the importance of taking five fruits and vegetables a day, as it is an excellent way to ensure adequate intake of antioxidants. What foods provide us with large doses of antioxidants? Orange, lemon, kiwi, melons, currants, blueberries, strawberries and plums, nuts, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, red and green peppers, tomatoes and spinach.

 

calcioCalcium: this mineral not only keeps our bones and teeth also helps to keep the muscles, nervous system and circulatory system in perfect condition. If the body does not get enough calcium in the diet, he extracted from the bones, which can weaken them. What foods you find large amounts of calcium? In dairy products, spinach, broccoli, watercress, cabbage, oranges, lettuce, sardines and tuna.

 

 

zincZinc: helps cell division that takes place during fetal development, it is very important to have a diet rich in zinc because its deficiency can decrease the production of healthy ova. Zinc is the only mineral that has been shown to achieve an increase in fertility rates. Where do you find? In lean meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, cereals, ginger and brewer’s yeast.

 

 

One diet not balance or poor in nutrients might influence in the possibility to have babies. For that, if you want to have a baby, we we suggest you go to your doctor to give you a meal plan that suits your needs.

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