pregnant2Supply Super Supplements 

Don’t stop eating those fruits and vegetables future mom- the vitamins and nutrients packed in fresh produce is priceless when it comes to the growth of your family’s new addition. However some other super supplemental foods you should consider are:

  • Omega-3s

Essential to human health and development, omega-3 fatty acids contribute to proper brain and heart health and are therefore especially important to the developing brain and heart of a fetus

  • Iron

Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin, the main protein in red blood cells, therefore your iron intake needs to increase significantly during pregnancy in order to produce the needed nearly 50% increase in red blood cells, as well as the blood cells in the baby.  The recommended amount during pregnancy is 30mg per day (which P.S. your prenatal vitamin should have).

  • Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important to the health of bones and the immune system. So don’t forget to call on calcium. The recommended daily pregnancy intake of calcium is about 1,000-1,300 milligrams, or at least four servings.

  • Protein

What do pregnancy and a body builder have in common? A serious need for protein. Protein is essential in building a strong body, so since you are building one in your belly your going to need to pursue this source for the amino acids that build cells and blood formation. How much? 70 grams per day.

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