Best Diet for Your Pregnancy

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There is a lot of conversation around what is best to eat while pregnant. Eat this, or do not eat that. Also, nearly everyone has heard of pregnancy cravings. They come in all varieties—sweet, salty, spicy, and sometimes strange. So, is a craving your body telling you what you want or what you actually need during pregnancy? What is the best diet to follow while pregnant?

The general answer is to follow a balanced diet rich in nutrients. Whole foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds are a good place to start. Health providers and experts recommend that everyone—pregnant or not—eat mostly foods that are unprocessed or have little processing. Overall, try to avoid foods with a lot of additives in them. One of the most important parts of a balanced pregnancy diet is drinking plenty of fluids. Water is ideal.

There are exceptions to the general recommendations listed above. If you have special dietary related considerations such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, anemia, celiac disease, or another medical diagnosis, please follow the instruction your doctor has given to you personally. This will be the best healthy eating plan for your individual circumstances.

To sum up, stick with basic, earth-grown foods. The easier it is to read the label on the packaging, the better. If it is medically necessary for you to adhere to a special diet, do so under proper guidance.

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