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Top 9 Superfoods to Eat When You’re Expecting

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Top 9 Superfoods to Eat When You’re Expecting

Superfoods are great any time, but when you’re pregnant, there are some will help your body to cope with the demands.

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1. AVOCADOS

A great source of good, healthy fats and omegas. Omegas help with the baby’s brain development as well as help support the mum-to-be’s memory. Avocados are also rich in potassium, which helps with leg and muscle cramps and is generally a good source of fibre.

I'm very excited about some local walnuts I got today.

These were so easy to open! Just give it a good whack with the knife handle, and they start cracking (much better than my experience with apricot kernels...) 

Probably not very seasonal, but I somehow, whole nuts always makes me think of autumn.

2. WALNUTS
Very high in omegas which support the baby’s brain development. A good source of antioxidants, which contribute to healthy cells and fight free radicals.

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3. FREE-RANGE EGGS
Naturally high in protein, which promotes healthy tissue growth, omega-3, essential for brain development and choline, which contributes to healthy muscle and nerve function. Free-range eggs have six times more vitamin D, 3 times more omega-3s, seven times more beta-carotene, 4 times more vitamin E and less cholesterol than regular eggs.

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4. SEAWEED
High in iodine and folic acid which support the baby’s healthy development and decreases chances of birth defects. It is also high in calcium, which maintains healthy bones.

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5. CALCIUM
Calcium maintains strong teeth and bones. It can also help with pregnancy leg cramps. It also contains trace minerals with high magnesium content, which is a natural relaxant and anti-inflammatory.

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6. PUMPKIN SEEDS
Rich in iron to prevent anaemia and magnesium to help the body relax and support nerves. They are also high in omegas to support the baby’s brain development, tryptophan to help get a good night sleep and zinc to boost the immune system.

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7. SALMON
Great source of protein, calcium, omegas and antioxidants

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8. BEANS AND LENTILS
Whether you’re vegetarian and looking for a good source of protein and folate or simply looking to increase your intake, beans are lentils are a great source. They are also rich in fibre and iron.

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9. SPINACH
Rich in iron and folate.

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