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High Nutritious Snacks for Pregnant Women

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Snacks for pregnant women
High nutritious snacks for pregnant women. Pregnant women do need good nutrition for the health of the fetus. During pregnancy, mom usually prefer to eat snack than main meal. But often the snacks consumed by pregnant women has no nutritional value, so it will only add fat to the body.

Here are some of optional snacks to consumed by pregnant women due to have a high nutritional value, good nutrition and rich in benefits for the fetus.

Sunflowers seeds. Apparently sunflowers seeds are healthy snack that contain good nutrients such as iron content, unsaturated fats, antioxidants and is good for mom and brain development of the babies.

Eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein. Protein supplies all the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for hormones, skin, tissues, and more in the body. You can eat eggs as boiled, scrambled or omelet.

Yellow Pumpkin. Pumpkin has fiber which is used to aid digestion. We certainly heard that pregnant women often experience constipation. Pumpkin good for improving digestion and is also rich in antioxidants.

Popcorn is a great snack that is quick and easy to make. They are low in fat, it also filling and low in calories. Popcorn can be made in the microwave, and there are even small sizes available.

Fish oil. Fish oil is healthy for pregnant women is because the omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good to help baby's brain growth and also prevents it from tainting.

Honey and Yoghurt. Honey and yoghurt contain vitamins A, D and calcium to help bone formation of the fetus. In other way, it can help pregnant women to prevent bone becomes porous.

Peanuts. Nuts are a source of fiber and protein abundance that is needed for the mother and fetus. In addition, many nursing mothers are also advised to eat nuts because it is very helpful in increasing milk production. Almonds, cashews, and pecans are a good choice. Almonds can Reduced bad cholesterol, heart disease and weight loss. Pecans contain more antioxidants than other nut. Pecans may Reduced the risk of heart disease.

So, that was some high nutritious snack choice for pregnant women. Hopefully this article useful for you during pregnancy. Do not forget to leave your comments below and let me know.

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