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First Trimester
Diet during pregnancy: Foods to avoid and healthy eating
  
Food to eat
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Food to eat


When you're pregnant you should really just try to have a balanced diet, which means eating a bit of most foods. But there are certain foods in particular that you should focus on.

Fruit and Veg
Yep it's an obvious one but you should make sure that you have the recommended five pieces of fruit and veg a day. Try not to have five of the same thing though, five bananas isn't as good as five different types of fruit. Oh, and potatoes don't count, sorry!

Protein
It's really important to eat plenty of protein when you are pregnant because there's lots of cell production going on and protein helps this. Protein helps things to grow and it helps the healing process. Meat and fish are really good, if you're a vegetarian try to eat more pulses and seeds that are rich in protein.

Calcium
Your baby will be taking a lot of calcium from you so you need to stock up (pregnant women often have to go to the dentist more because of a lack of calcium). Cheese and milk are good, as is yogourt.

Carbohydrates
If you don't have carbs at the moment, make sure you do while pregnant. Brown or mixed bread is better than pure white.


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2013/02/03
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