Everyone needs vitamins and minerals to be healthy, but this is even more important for pregnant moms and growing babies!
You need Vitamin D, because it regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in your body, keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy. But very few foods have vitamin D: fatty fish like salmon and tuna, beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. So why not soak up some sun instead? Your body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Iron is important for helping prevent anemia, low birth weight, and premature delivery. You can get it from lean meat, green leafy vegetables, dried fruit, and nuts.
Vitamin C is critical, because it protects tissues from damage, helps your body absorb iron, and builds a healthy immune system. So help yourself to broccoli, citrus fruits, tomatoes, bell peppers.
For strong bones and teeth—yours and your baby’s—you need calcium. You can get this from dairy products, fish with soft bones like salmon and sardines, tofu, and green leafy vegetables like broccoli. Supplement your healthy diet with nutritious snacks like Crave Healthy!