The responsibilities that come with having children begin almost before a baby is conceived. From birth plans to personal care products, new parents soon realize every choice is now made with the health of their new baby in mind. For a pregnant woman in particular, the dietary choices she makes have a profound effect on the growing fetus. Research has found that the foods a woman consumes during pregnancy can predict her baby’s likelihood of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and more.
The Secret our Ancestors Knew
Traditional cultures knew about the importance of nutrient dense foods for pregnant women. In traditional cultures pregnant women were encouraged to eat a few key nutrients for the healthy development of a new baby. Research has found that pregnant women who consume these super nutrients reduce their chances of premature birth, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and preeclampsia. The babies born to these mothers also have lower incidences of cold viruses and eczema. Would you like to give your baby the best start possible? Head on over to read the rest of my post on the Healthy Living How To website: 4 nutrient dense foods to eat during pregnancy.