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Pregnancy diet plan definition and facts

  • A healthy diet during pregnancy ensures optimal health for both the mother and fetus.
  • Women need only 300 extra calories per day during pregnancy.
  • A healthy pregnancy diet should focus on unprocessed foods that come mostly from plant-sources. A healthy pregnancy diet also can include some animal products.
  • The diet during pregnancy should include extra calcium, iron, folate, zinc, iodine, and vitamin D.
  • During pregnancy, avoid these foods
    • unpasteurized cheese and meat,
    • alcohol,
    • caffeine,
    • high-mercury fish, and
    • artificial sweeteners.
  • During pregnancy, an ideal dinner plate should be
    • � veggies,
    • � protein like beans,
    • � whole grain carbs like quinoa, and
    • topped with about 2 tablespoons of healthy fats like olive oil.
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