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Looking for the right foods to include in your diet during pregnancy? Here are some great choices that will help you stay healthy:

chicken-egg1. It Comes Before The Chicken
Eggs are a perfect choice for your protein needs and are rich in vitamins and minerals. And don't worry about the cholesterol; eggs are naturally low in saturated fat, which is the biggest risk for your cholesterol levels.

2. Make Every Night Movie Snack Night
Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain food? And you thought you had to eat wheat bread! Just resist the urge to pour on too much salt and butter. Try making your popcorn in the microwave or with an air popper for a fat-free and guilt-free snack.

3. Sing The Praises of The Musical Fruit
Beans offer protein and fiber, as well as key nutrients such as iron, folate, calcium, and zinc. From lentils to garbanzo beans; kidney, black, white or pinto beans, you can add them to chili and soups, salads, and pasta dishes.

4. It's All Greek to Eat
Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt, plus plenty of calcium. And you can supercharge this creamy delight with a topping of fresh fruit or a crunchy, whole grain cereal.

5. A Berry Good Choice
Pick your favorite kind of berries and you'll have a naturally flavorful snack that's also a perfect topper for pancakes and cereal. Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are packed with vitamin C, potassium, folate, and fiber.

6. Aim For The Sweet Spud
Sweet potatoes are the high-fiber, high-nutrition choice for a healthy side dish. Their orange color comes from carotenoids that are converted to vitamin A in your body, and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C, folate, and fiber.

7. This Doesn't Sound Fishy
Fish such as salmon that's low in mercury can provide protein and B vitamins, plus Omega-3 fatty acids that help your baby's development. Just remember to limit your intake of fish to no more than 12 ounces per week during pregnancy.

 

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
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