Daily Nutritional Needs for Pregnant Women
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is of paramount importance during pregnancy to help you deal with the additional demands on your body and to provide your developing baby with essential nutrients. By eating a wide variety of healthy foods, you will be ensuring that you and your baby are receiving the correct balance of nutrients. Try to include a range of foods each day from each of the major food groups, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Here are some serving-size guidelines.
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Meat and Beans
Include 2-3 portions each day of protein-rich foods, such as fish that's low in mercury, lean meat, chicken, legumes, cheese, and nuts to ensure the healthy growth of body structures.
Excerpted from Pregnancy Day by Day.
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