“Balance, Diversity, And Variety” The Basis Of Good Motherhood Nutrition
To stay healthy, the body needs a certain proportion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and also vitamins and minerals. Any inadequate intake of these elements for either lack or excess can result in malnutrition with specific symptoms. The inadequacy of intake is more noticeable when it comes to a particular physiological condition such as pregnancy, Breastfeeding or illness.
Pregnancy: survey your nutrition
Indeed, the different forms of malnutrition remain today public health problems. Vitamin A, iron and iodine are the nutrients with the most common deficiencies.
Studies have shown that malnutrition causes pathological conditions that promote the breakdown of the body and its functions. For a pregnant woman, a nutritional intake that does not satisfy the needs of her condition is responsible for poor physical performance and a state of health vulnerability to the action of pathogens which can affect the health of the fetus.
Snack/junk food is something to avoid
Modern food is often unbalanced, the products consumed in restaurants specialized in (fast-food / Junk-Food) are very energetic but poor in nutrients. For a pregnant woman, dietary habits are a determining factor for her health and that of her baby. An unbalanced diet based essentially on fast foods deprives the fetus of vitamins and minerals essential for its growth and survival. Don’t forget your baby depends 100% on you for his nutritional needs. So keep following a balanced diet based on the benefit consumption of fruit and vegetables as well as legumes, whole grains and nuts, and a limited intake of sugars and salt.
The decision to become pregnant creates a great responsibility for the woman who, during all her pregnancy months, must have thought about her baby’s life and her wellbeing, that’s why it’s obligatory to ban some devastating practices such as smoking and drinking of alcohol also stress control and limitation to risk exposure is very necessary