Friday, 7 February 2020

High Fibre Snacks to Munch on During Pregnancy

High Fibre Snacks to Munch on During Pregnancy

Healthy snacks consumed during pregnancy serve an important role in the overall health of both mom and baby.

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Pregnant moms have a special set of dietary needs. Balanced nutrition is essential for mom and her growing baby. It is important that expectant moms get plenty of required nutrients from fresh wholesome foods. One of these required nutrients is Fibre. 

Fibre is essential during pregnancy as it plays an important part before, during, and after pregnancy.

The recommended intake of fibre increases during pregnancy. Fibre ensures our nutrients are absorbed effectively and helps keep our digestive tract healthy and running smoothly. It also helps to prevent haemorrhoids, a common condition in pregnancy.

It is best to increase fibre intake slowly in order to allow your body to adapt. Increasing fibre levels too quickly could lead to digestive discomfort. 

The following are high fibre snacks to munch on during pregnancy.

1. Whole grains

Whole grains such as oats, quinoa, and bran. Add toppings such as fresh fruit or nuts for extra fibre .

2. Fresh fruits

Apples, bananas, oranges, mango, pears, prunes, kiwi, avocado, and grapefruit. Add fruits to yogurt, blend into fresh juice or smoothies, or make fruit salad. 

3. Leafy green vegetables 

Broccoli, kale, lettuce and spinach. You can put together a salad of your choice for a healthy fibre rich snack. 

4. Legumes 

Chickpeas, lentils, beans, and peas. Chickpeas, lentils, beans, and peas can be added to casseroles, curries, salads, and stews, or also served as side dishes. 

5. Dried fruit and nuts

Perfect for on the go, you can easily create your own mix or purchase already made dried fruit and nuts mix

6. Berries

Berries rich in fibre include blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and elderberries. Munch on berries as is or add as toppings on cereals or yogurt.


High Fibre Snacks to Munch on During Pregnancy

Which of these high fibre snacks do you Munch on during pregnancy?

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