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Foods to Eat During First and Second Trimester of Pregnancy

FOODS TO EAT DURING PREGNENCY Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is very important. During this time your body needs additional nutrients, vitamins and minerals. In fact you need 350-500 extra calories each day during the second and third trimester. A diet lacking in key nutrition may negatively affect the baby’s development.  Here we’ll discuss about 13 highly nutritious food to eat while you are pregnant: Dairy Products: Dairy products, especially yogurt, are a great choice for pregnant women. They help you meet increased protein and calcium needs. Probiotics may also help reduce the risks of complications.  Legumes: Legumes are a great source of folate, finer and many other nutrients. Folate is a very important nutrient during pregnancy and may reduce the risk of some birth defects and diseases. Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta- carotene, which your body transforms into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for the growth and differentiation of cel