Attention to Increased Appetite During Pregnancy! What and How Much Should We Eat During Pregnancy?

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Dr. Fevzi Özgönül gave important information about the subject. Pregnancy is a special period for women. In this period when hormones are very active and emotionality is at the highest level, nutrition is also very important.

So what should we eat and how much should we consume during pregnancy? Dr. Fevzi Özgönül answered all these questions for you.

During pregnancy, I have two lives so don't think that I need to eat a lot. Our body shows us what it needs through appetite. If your appetite is very clear, you can increase the amount of food. But do not set it in mind. Your appetite may be low, sometimes high. Especially after the first 3 months, your appetite may increase when the hormone pressure disappears. Or when you start consuming a lot of sweet, pastry foods, your appetite may increase when you are inactive and do not support your digestive system.

We should pay special attention to some food groups so that your body is not damaged during pregnancy and the baby can complete its development comfortably.

Calcium: Calcium has a great importance in the development of the baby. For this reason, if the mother does not get enough calcium, what will she do and meet her needs from the mother; There may be adverse effects such as bone resorption, tooth loss, joint disorders in the mother. To prevent this, it is necessary to consume foods rich in calcium.

In particular, milk and dairy products, yoghurt, cheese, fish, almonds, beans, green leafy vegetables…

Protein: Proteins, which are called the building blocks of our body, are one of the essential nutrients required both for the immune system and for the regeneration of our body. Protein is also very important for the baby. Therefore, a pregnant woman's protein need is 1/3 more than a normal woman.

Red and white meat, eggs, yogurt, cheese, legumes, nuts such as walnuts and nuts, and even some fruits such as avocados and pomegranates contain protein.

Iron: Our body and our baby also need iron to rebuild. Therefore, foods rich in iron are also important in order to avoid anemia and to have a comfortable pregnancy period, especially during pregnancy.

Molasses comes first (especially black mulberry and carob horn), red meat, fish, spinach, dark green leafy vegetables, cereals, legumes, nuts and dried fruits ...

Vitamin: Especially vitamin C has a special importance in this period as it enables the absorption of iron, one of the most important in our body, from the intestines.

Folic acid is one of the B group vitamins and folic acid requirement increases 3 times the normal, especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Folic acid is essential for the baby's cell development.

Green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, kidney beans, broccoli, tomatoes and, juice, eggs, semisolids, hazelnuts, nuts, dried apricots, prunes, oatmeal, ground flaxseeds, peas, apples, oranges, vegetable dishes are important.

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