Pregnancy Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Tip 1) Drinking enough Water is one of the most important ways to keep yourself hydrated during pregnancy and can help no end with constipation and skin elasticity. Drinking 3 - 4 pints of clean filtered water per day is highly recommended.
Tip 2) Cutting down on foods that contain Caffeine, Salt, Sugar and processed empty calories is a also a safe way to avoid nutritional problems and cravings during this time.
Tip 3) Excellent foods to eat during pregnancy include Essential Omega 3 Oils that come from Flax (Linseed), Fish (not shellfish or shark or all fish though), Nuts and Seeds will enhance your pregnancy and babies development no end.
Tip 4) Eating an Organic diet where possible and including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables would be recommended, as is steaming your vegetables to retain as much goodness as possible.
Tip 5) Getting enough Iron During Pregnancy. Iron rich foods are a must especially in the later stages of pregnancy, and good examples of these are watercress, dark leafy greens, dried apricots, molasses, pumpkin seeds, parsley, almonds and sesame seeds (tahini).
Tip 6) Taking a good pregnancy supplement that is suitable for pregnancy will help to make sure that you have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to support you and your baby, and to make sure that your system can effectively break everything down.
Tip 7) Exercise! - Movement! For a healthy pregnancy Walking, Swimming and prenatal yoga are great ways to keep in shape and prepare for a more natural birth.
Tip 8) Rest and Relax! If you are practising prenatal yoga then you probably love the relaxation part at the end! TRY and give this to yourself at home by playing gentle and soft music to relax to. Always rest on your left side to make sure the baby is receiving optimum oxygen supplies!
Tip 9)Take a look at Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy to make sure that you are fully and correctly informed! It is vital that you avoid certain foods so please read this!
Tip 10) Oil your Belly, Boobs and Bum! Make sure you keep these areas nice and oiled to avoid stretch marks and dry itchy skin! Coconut Oil is a lovely choice.
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Please note that it is not recommended under any circumstances to DETOX or try to lose weight during pregnancy!
Can I eat Cacao During Pregnancy?Cacao has the most amazing amounts of magnesium and zinc and really is classed as a superfood!
It is also high in IRON.
The caffeine is very low in RAW cacao, and what is important to add here is where you get your cacao from and the quality of it!
Raw organic premium unheated vegan cacao is totally Ok to eat in moderation during your pregnancy.
Infact you may find it extremely valuable during your pregnancy. What would of course affect you is your feelings towards eating it in the first place; if you doubt that cacao is good for you or your baby then best avoid it! On the other hand, if you firmly know that it is ok -enjoy!