Feeling peckish but want to find something a bit more nourishing than comfort food? Well, nutrition guru and new mum Madeleine Shaw has some tips for the right types of foods to eat during pregnancy.
Vitamin D plays a role in protecting the newborn from heart failure and helps with the development of their lungs.
Vitamin D can be found in fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines, egg yolks and cheese. The best way to obtain it is by spending 20 mins in the sunshine each day, you can also have it as a supplement in the winter months.
Folate intake prevents spinal cord and brain defects and increases birth weight.
You can get folate through dark leafy greens, avocado and citrus fruit.
Many women don’t get enough omega 3s during pregnancy. The most important omega 3s are DHA and EPA. DHA is a key component of cells and membranes and is essential for your baby’s development.
You can find omega 3 in oily fish, chia seeds, seaweed, walnuts and flax seeds.
Nutrition and yoga expert, Madeleine Shaw inspires people to live, eat and feel better.
A new mum to baby Seamus, she is taking her expertise and turning it to the world of parenting.