10 Great Foods to Eat During Your 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy

Hope you were able to get some good information from the 10 great foods to eat during your 1st trimester of pregnancy. I’m almost rounding up my 2nd trimester and I must say that it has been quite an interesting one.

So let’s get down to take a look at some 10 great foods to eat during your 2nd trimester of pregnancy.

1. ROMAINE LETTUCE

These leaves are rich in Vit. A, B6, C & K, potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, riboflavin and thiamin. Did I hear you say, Wow! Yes, indeed. You can just imagine all the nutrients you can get from eating these leaves and this is not to mention the fact that they also contain folate and iron, which is needed for good growth. Remember, the darker they are, the better the value of nutrition you get.

2. WATERCRESS

Another food or leaves packed with loads of nutrients especially B Vitamins riboflavin and pantothenic acid which is essential in helping your cells’ ability in resisting stress and what better time than now to get those cells functioning well when you tend to get so fatigued as a result of all that is happening within you.

3. BASIL

More of a herb than food but since you add it in foods, I thought to include it. Basil is full of nutrients like folate, iron and calcium that are especially needed by you and your baby during this trimester. Your midwife or doctor would check for your iron levels in this trimester to make sure you’re getting enough iron. Aim for the fresh basil and not the dried one in your cuisine.

4. KALE

Another green leafy vegetable that is very beneficial for its nutrients like calcium, iron and Vit. A. They have also been said to help your ovaries and if you’re having a baby girl, her ovaries as well because of the presence of kaempferol, a flavonoid found in them in great amounts.

5. COCONUT OIL

Over the years, we have come to appreciate the nutrients we can get from coconut oil even though it is saturated fats. Never think that it is not good to eat fats. Good fats ensure that the fat-soluble vitamins in your diet are easily absorbed. Also, the antimicrobial fats in coconut oil help to ensure a healthy immune system which both you and your baby require. Remember, you want your coconut oil organic and extra virgin.

6. SPRING ONIONS

They are also called green onions or scallions. They actually contain more Vit. A & C compared to their white, yellow or red counterparts. They are also loaded with lots of antioxidants that could help you fight the common cold and deal with oxidative stress thereby ensuring a healthy pregnancy.

7. TURKEY

Not just reserved for Thanksgiving or Christmas, folks. Turkey is a great food from which you get a good source of protein, low in fat and full of nutrients. You would also find that turkey has a high amount of selenium which is an antioxidant that help protect you and your baby from the damage of free radicals. For a healthier option, prepare your turkey at home as opposed to getting it at the deli stores.

8. CHERRIES

Rich in Vit. C to keep your immune system strong at this time and to help your skin as it stretches and stretches {tell me about it}. Eating cherries also means that you are getting more iron as Vit. C helps in iron absorption. Make sure you get the very red ones, the redder the better!

9. TUNA

It is important to get good amounts of EPA and DHA that come from fish in your food so that you and your baby can take advantage of the nutrients that support brain cell functioning and development {talking of a brainy child} as well as the potential of having a reduced depression level.  Also, tuna is rich in Vit. D which can protect you from osteoporosis, a condition where bones become fragile because of loss of tissues.

10. CARROTS

A food many know to be rich in Vit. A for better vision. Carrots are great to eat during this trimester when your baby’s eyes are under development. They are also packed with other nutrients like Vit. C, Vit. K and fibre. While all that is good, make sure that you don’t eat too much of them especially when you are taking supplements that are high in Vit. A.

EAT WISELY AND SEE THE RESULTS NOW AND WHEN YOUR  BABY IS BORN.

 

 

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