Pregnancy causes many psychological as well as physiological changes in the mother’s body. During this period, the body’s nutritional needs change drastically. Malnutrition and consequent lack of energy are problems that have profound effects on the health of pregnancy. In addition to providing the energy needed by the mother’s body, a pregnant woman’s diet should also provide energy for things such as increased heart activity, fetal growth, placenta and uterus.
Maintaining balance and variety in the daily diet is one of the points that should be considered in solving the problem of energy deficiency. The best way to ensure a balanced and varied diet is to include all major food groups such as breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy products, meats and poultry, legumes, eggs and nuts in your weekly diet.
But the question always arises in the minds of pregnant women, what exactly can I eat to get my daily energy? The bread and cereals food group are a major source of daily energy needs and includes a variety bread, rice, pasta, noodles, wheat, barley, corn. Fruits and vegetables are mainly source of vitamins, especially vitamins A and C, minerals and fiber. Vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, squash, potatoes, cucumber, cabbage, mushroom and fruits such as apples, grapes, cherries, pears, cantaloupes, watermelons, citrus fruits are ideal for energizing your body. Milk and dairy products are rich sources of calcium, phosphorus, protein and vitamins A and B2, which are essential for the growth and strength of teeth and bones, as well as providing daily energy. Meat, eggs, legumes and nuts are one of the most important sources of protein and minerals such as iron and zinc. This group includes nutrients such as white and red meat, sea food, eggs, lentils, peas and beans, and nuts such as pistachios, almonds, and walnuts.