Expectant vegetarians

Proteins are the raw material of new cells

  • Eggs, if you eat them (three a week)

  • Potatoes

  • walnuts

  • Legumes such as lentils, beans, peas

  • Cheese (preferably lean, two - three slices a day)

  • Milk (preferably lean and of organic quality, a glass a day) and dairy products like a jar of yoghurt a day. It provides you with additional calcium, which is necessary for the development of your baby's bones and teeth.

Iron is needed for the baby's development

  • Green vegetables and herbs

  • Products with wholemeal flour, especially millet flakes and millet and oat flakes

  • Sesame, also in puree

  • Apricots and dried figs

  • If you are deficient in iron, your gynecologist can prescribe capsules as your need for iron doubles during pregnancy. In addition, a glass of orange or grapefruit juice, because vitamin C helps the absorption of iron. It is best not to drink black tea or milk with meals. Both slow down the absorption of iron.

Vitamins and minerals

Eat fresh fruit and vegetables every day. Better if five servings a day. Especially green leafy vegetables. It is rich in vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin C, iron, iodine and folic acid.

Cook the vegetables lightly to maintain nutrients.

If you eat fish, salmon or cod at least twice a week. If he doesn't eat it, at least use iodized salt. Many products such as bread are also enriched with iodine. Pay attention to the composition.

Fresh food at the table

Stay away from pre-cooked foods. Spoiled or floury fruit, wilted vegetables and rancid nuts have mostly lost their original nutrients.

No to refined foods

  • White bread

  • Desserts

  • sugar

  • Ready-to-use fruit and vegetables

  • Saturated fats and used oils.

Drink a lot

  • Acqua

  • Herbal and fruit tea

  • Elongated juices with mineral water and slightly sparkling mineral water to quench your thirst

  • vegetable juices for small snacks between meals.

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- The diet of pregnancy

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- Diet during pregnancy

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