• Food advices... Third trimester

Food advices... Third trimester

Many significant changes will happen in comparison with the second trimester.
Approaching delivery iron, vitamins and antioxidants contributions are even more important for coping with the postpartum period. It is also important to increase food with Omega 3, as it plays an important role in developing your baby's brain, forming their retinas, and central nervous system. In addition, it will help to combat postpartum depression and avoid the possibility of developing preeclampsia or cesarean section.

Foods containing Omega 3
Fish such as sardines, anchovies, salmon, supplements with fish oil, tuna, dark green vegetables, bread, eggs, sunflower oil and nuts.

Constipation

These problems are common in this period. Consuming fibers is essential for improving intestinal health and feeling better. There are foods like flax seeds, sesame seeds, wheat, bran, lentils, wheat germ, rye and soybeans, which are rich in fibers.

For cramps eat more phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
Foods containing plenty of calcium like milk, yogurt and cheese will be helpful.
Most foods contain phosphorus, but there are foods high in phosphorus include legumes, soy, whole grains, nuts, meats and fish, yeast, organic dairy, egg, artichokes, parsley and garlic among others.
Foods containing potassium in abundance are: soybeans, crushed tomatoes, pistachios, beans, peas, figs, prunes, parsley, almonds, chickpeas, lentils, avocado, walnuts, pine nuts, ketchup, chestnuts, mushrooms and hazelnuts.

Insomnia
It may also be that the idea of ​​childbirth causes so much anxiety, you might have trouble sleeping or even insomnia.

To avoid it, you must remove coffee and caffeinated drinks or large amounts of protein, it is important to take light meals and if possible, drink a glass of warm milk before bedtime.
Protect your baby
As pediatrician’s advice, taking vitamin D and having a good Mediterranean diet protects the unborn child from asthma.
Foods containing vitamin D: milk, yogurt, margarine, fat derivatives, cereals, bread, sardines, anchovies, tuna, fatty cheese, mushrooms and eggs.
Copper is an essential trace element for the proper development of the fetus during pregnancy and for breastfeeding. Foods such as seafood, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, soybeans and cocoa are rich with this component.
It is advisable to drink more fluids during pregnancy to help the body to compensate for the increased blood volume. Avoid drinks such as coffee, tea or alcoholic beverages while you are pregnant as it might harm the developing fetus.

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