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Thanks to this information I went through my pregnancy complication free and I just recently gave birth to my gorgeous son. Before my pregnancy I researched all about the proper nutrition to keep my baby and I very healthy. It’s been 6 weeks since I gave birth and I am getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Here are four of my best healthy pregnant diet tips that I discovered.

Some cravings are unhealthy

Healthy pregnant diet tip number one is about pregnancy food cravings. Pregnancy cravings are messages from your body telling you about deficiencies that your body has. Succumbing to these cravings can lead to unwanted weight gain. Sweets and salty food top the charts on most popular pregnancy cravings. Do yourself a favor and replace your unhealthy craving for something that your body is really deficient in.

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Consume Omega 3 and Iron

Healthy pregnant diet tip number two is about two important supplements. Omega 3 fats is the one prenatal supplementation that can help your baby even after he is born.. Science has proven that infants who were born to mothers that had higher levels of DHA in their system had an advantage over children who did not.

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You can get Omega 3’s from eating beans, flaxseed, walnuts, and wild fish (not farm raised). Iron is important because it is what makes your blood carry more oxygen through your body. The thing about iron is that most women are naturally deficient in it. You need to make sure that you are getting at least 30-50 mg every day. Your unborn baby depends on you to get enough Iron to help him construct his red blood cells. Foods that contain iron are: lentils, natural beef, beans, pumpkin seeds, and green veggies.

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Cut out sugar and fake sugars

Healthy pregnant diet tip number three is about consuming sugars while you are pregnant. First let’s talk about substitutes like aspartame, saccharin and Splenda. Stay away from all of these. They are all engineered chemicals that are not natural or healthy for you or your baby. If you are using raw sugar or Agave syrup, than you are doing good. If not, then you are using refined sugars. Refined sugar is unhealthy for everyone, as it can cause tooth decay, gum disease, excess and rapid weight gain as well can reduce your body’s immunity. Keeping your blood sugars normal will also help to keep away of gestational diabetes and keep your pancreas operating correctly.

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Exercise during pregnancy

Healthy pregnant diet tip number four is about getting enough exercise while you are pregnant. Exercise is very important to your body and can help keep away many pregnancy symptoms like fatigue and mood swings. Trust me, I know that when you are super tired, the last thing you think you can do is exercise…but trust me, once you get started, you will be happy you did.

Getting 4 to 5 days of exercise every week will greatly improve how good you sleep and can make you feel a lot better during the day. Exercising while you are pregnant is imperative to help get your blood flowing to your baby and is also an excellent stress reliever. I hope these healthy pregnancy diet tips are helpful for you.

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