Nutrition & Pregnancy
One of the first signs of good health is weight gain during pregnancy is, number of calories a pregnant woman should eat depends on her weight before pregnancy, and it should be noted that gaining weight during pregnancy should be properly done and a healthy diet. It should be noted that pregnancy is never suitable for weight loss, as this adversely affects the health of the mother and her child.
Eating a healthy and balanced diet during pregnancy does not mean eating large amounts of food, if the mother’s weight is normal and does not suffer from low weight, she does not need additional calories during the first trimester such as: eating fruits and vegetables frequently, as they provide the body with fiber that helps digestion, with various vitamins and minerals, such as iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid. Eat whole grains, eat fat-free protein such as nuts and seeds, focus on foods rich in Tran’s fats such as omega-3, and avoid ingesting trans fats and saturated fats.
Stay away from fast food, sweets, and sugar-rich foods that provide excess calories to the body and do not provide nutrients that are important for fetal growth and development.