4 Best Calcium-Rich Foods for Pregnant Women
Posted on 14 December 2017
Pregnancy is wonderful and beautiful (most of the time) but it can be difficult to create a human! You have to be sure to take good care of yourself AND baby to avoid problems at later stages of pregnancy (and even later in life.) For nine months you must be extra careful to follow diet and lifestyle recommendations that are best for an optimal pregnancy. We're here to help!
If you have recently found out you're pregnant, congratulations! Your doctor has probably advised you to eat calcium rich foods. Calcium can be found in some very surprising foods which we'll tell you about, but first let's talk about why you need calcium while pregnant.
Calcium intake during pregnancy is crucial for the skeletal development of your baby. Deficiency of calcium can increase the risk of osteoporosis in the later stages of life and makes your bones vulnerable to damage. So it is very important for moms-to-be to eat calcium-rich foods and take calcium supplements. We are here to help you as in this article we will discuss top 4 calcium-rich foods that you should add in your diet during pregnancy.
Milk is very rich in calcium and also a favorite of many people. And not just dairy milk, but all kinds of milk: dairy milk, cashew milk, and soy milk all have a high calcium content. Drinking a glass of milk in the morning is a great way to start your day and get a start on meeting your calcium needs. Not into milk? Other dairy products like cheese, yogurt, milk, and butter are also rich in calcium.
Oranges are also a good source of calcium. If you don’t like dairy products then you can eat oranges to help keep your calcium level high during pregnancy. Oranges are also rich in vitamin C and water which helps you stay hydrated and gives you beautiful skin.
Oranges are also rich in antioxidants that help in boosting immunity which insures a healthy pregnancy. This tangy fruit can even tantalize your taste buds during bouts of morning sickness.
Tofu is very popular food among fitness enthusiasts and vegetarians. It is rich in calcium, magnesium, protein, and iron. And this property makes it an excellent food for pregnancy.
Women who like to eat different varieties of food can try out some interesting recipes with this nutritious and versatile food. Vegetables and tofu with peanut sauce and grilled tofu skewers are some recipes you can try.
Dates are considered one of the healthiest foods on earth. They are rich in energy and nutrients, including calcium. Since dates are recommended during pregnancy anyway, it's just a bonus that they're high in calcium. Dates are available at most grocery stores throughout the year. You can eat dates to satisfy your sweet tooth in a very healthy and calcium-rich way.
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