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Healthy DIET for Healthy & Fit Pregnancy

Diet Advice during pregnancy According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a woman will need more calcium, folic acid, iron and protein during pregnancy to support the healthy development of the growing baby. Calcium Developing baby needs calcium to build healthy bones and teeth. Calcium also helps a baby grow a healthy heart. Vitamin D will also be required as it aids the absorption of calcium from the stomach. Food that is rich in calcium included salmon, broccoli, kale, and yogurt. Iron Iron is essential to make hemoglobin in the red blood cell. During pregnancy, the amount of blood in your body increases by about 50% to meet the needs of the healthy development of the growing baby. You will, therefore, need extra iron to make more hemoglobin. Getting too little iron during pregnancy can lead to anemia, a common problem during pregnancy which can result in fatigue and an increased risk of infections. Iron is also essential for a healthy immune system.   Red m