The Five Foods All Pregnant Women Need

This comes from Parents.com – a great little list about healthy foods your body needs especially when pregnant!

1. Orange Juice – Not only is this juice high in vitamin C and folic acid, it’s also a good source of potassium, which has been shown to help lower high blood pressure, a particular danger during pregnancy.

2. Yogurt – A good source of protein, yogurt has more calcium than milk and also contains active cultures that reduce the risk of yeast infections, which are more common while you’re expecting. Also, some people who are lactose intolerant can tolerate yogurt.

3. Broccoli – Known for being a good source of calcium, this veggie is also packed with vitamin C, folate, and vitamin B6.

4. Lentils – Like beans, lentils are a great source of folate and are rich in iron and protein. They’re also full of fiber, which can help prevent constipation and subsequent hemorrhoids.

5. Figs – Fresh or dried, figs have more fiber than any typical fruit or vegetable, more potassium than bananas, and plenty of calcium and iron.

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