December 16, 2011

Top 10 Foods For New Moms

As part of my internship, I have done a bunch of fun and informative nutrition projects. I am going to share some of the information that I learned with you as part of my "Ask the Nutritionist" series!

Here are the Top 10 most nutritious foods for new moms:

It is very important for new moms to eat a healthy diet so that they have enough energy to care for their babies and so their babies have proper development.

1. Salmon- Helps prevent/reduce inflammation in the body. Also, it may help to increase your mood.

2. Low Fat Dairy- Helps with bone develop and has calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, and protein.

3. Lean Beef- Iron rich foods like these boost energy in new moms. When nursing, you also need extra protein and vitamin B12.

4. Beans- Rich in protein and fiber while budget friendly.

5. Blueberries- Contain antioxidants and carbohydrates to keep energy levels high.

6. Brown Rice- Provides you whole grains to produce the best milk for your baby.

7. Oranges- Nursing moms need a higher amount of vitamin C than other women. 100% orange juice is an alternative if you are on the go.

8. Eggs- Contain a natural source of vitamin D to keep your bones healthy and help the baby’s bones grow. Also, contains a lot of protein to meet your needs.

9. Whole Wheat Bread/Cereals- Contains folic acid which is important in your breast milk. Also, gives you fiber and iron.

10. Leafy Greens- Filled with vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C and iron which are crucial for you and your baby. Also, have antioxidants and are low calorie.

If you are pregnant or a mom to a young child, keep these foods in mind when grocery shopping for ultimate nourishment!

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  1. Wow, I'm not a new mom but I love these foods. Guess I eat healthier than I knew!

    Found you on the Healthy Home Blog Hop. Following you...would love the follow back!

    Have a great day...Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row


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