There are some particular nutrients that you need to focus on during pregnancy that pregnant women can become deficient in. Here are some of the top ones:
1. Omega-3 fatty acids- Omega-3 is found in many kinds of fish and is important for your baby's brain development. Aim for 8-12 ounces of fish per week during your pregnancy. Low-mercury choices that are safe for pregnant women include shrimp, salmon, pollock and catfish. Try my Grilled Salmon Chopped Greek Salad.
Christmas Salad (delicious year round too!).
Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes.
Caramel Apple Pumpkin Parfaits.
5. Calcium- Did you know that 68% of women are calcium deficient? Wow. During pregnancy, this matters even more because your developing baby needs calcium to build strong bones and teeth along with a healthy heart, nerves and muscles. When a mom-to-be does not consume enough calcium during pregnancy, the baby will draw calcium from mom's bones which can affect a woman later in life. Therefore, it is very important to get enough calcium during pregnancy. The recommended amount is 1000 mg per day. You can get calcium from dairy products as well as greens and fortified orange juice. Try my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt.
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*Please talk with your doctor regarding any concerns before taking any supplements. This post is not intended to address or diagnose any medical conditions. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are available in milk chocolate and caramel flavors at major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as supermarkets nationwide. Save $2 on your next in-store purchase with the Viactiv printable coupon.
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