Baby Knows When Mummy Eats Healthy Foods

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Did you know that your unborn baby can differentiate good and bad foodstuffs? Being pregnant is difficult and eating the right foodstuffs can also feel like a challenge. There are a myriad of different reasons for skipping a healthy meal – they include being tired, being run off your feet, not having enough time or money might be a bit tight? Whatever the reason, you, as a mum-to-be, need to know that eating healthy can really affect the way your baby develops.

Every single day, your baby grows just a little bit. This growth is all areas from its brain functionality to its organ functionality. It needs the right nutrients, minerals and vitamins to help in its successful growth. This is where mummy can help, by avoiding those fatty foods and taking the healthy option, Mummy can help baby’s care. So let’s look at the evidence and find out how you can make a big difference in your baby’s development by simply eating healthier foods.

 

You might be thinking, well don’t these specialists say all sorts of things? Well, this is proven? The British Medical Journal (BMJ 2009;338:b481), argues “impaired foetal development and poor growth in infancy have been associated with increased risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, the metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis in later life.” With such risks, eating healthy must be a crucial factor in planning for a pregnancy and being pregnant.

Here are some great tips for eating healthy and helping your child’s foetal development:

1) SKIPPING IS BAD – We all have busy schedules. However, this should not be at the detriment of eating meals at the appropriate time of day. You should never skip breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even if you are suffering from morning sickness, why not try eating smaller amounts over longer periods instead of three straight set meals?

2) PLAN AHEAD – A meal plan can sound boring! However, the meal plan is a great way of factoring the right nutrients and vitamins into your daily foodstuff intake. This can help your baby’s development and can help you stay healthy.

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3) TAKE AWAY THAT PIZZA! – Take aways are nice – and in moderation can be part of a healthy lifestyle (as we all need a little treat from time to time). However, eating too many takeaway meals can harm your baby’s health, as fast food predominantly has higher than average levels of salts, fats and other ingredients that are harmful to both you and the baby.

4) MONEY WOES – We are living in a post-credit-crunch world, money is tight. However, eating healthy doesn’t mean you need to spend more. All you need to do is to look out in supermarkets for offers – all the big supermarket chains offer great value meal deals to help families eat healthy. So why not take advantage of your supermarket’s healthy eating deals?

5)  SNACK ATTACK – When you’re pregnant you will be somewhat more ‘partial’ to snacks. That’s because you’re eating for two, as they say! So why not cut out the high fat content snacks like crisps and sugary sweets and opt for some fresh fruit?