Are vegetables diet Good
Reviewed by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board
Why fruits and vegetables are so important
Packed with essential nutrients and full of fiber, fruits and vegetables are an important part of any healthy diet – and should appear in abundance in your kitchen when you're pregnant.
Have a slice of cantaloupe or a bowl of strawberries for a snack, and you'll provide your baby with vitamins and minerals for growth while keeping yourself healthy too. Pair the fruit with a little protein, like cottage cheese, and you'll get a sustained energy boost to get you through a long afternoon.
Key vitamins supplied by this food group include beta carotene, needed for your baby's cell and tissue development, vision, and immune system; vitamin C, crucial for your baby's bones and teeth, as well as the collagen in your baby's connective tissue; potassium, which helps control blood pressure; and folic acid, which helps prevent neural tube defects and promotes a healthy birth weight.
The fiber content of fruits and vegetables also provides a number of benefits, including keeping your bowels moving. This helps prevent constipation and hemorrhoids, two common problems during pregnancy.
How much you should eat
As often as possible, try to eat 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day. Here's what counts as a cup:
- 1 cup raw or cooked vegetables
- 2 cups raw leafy greens (or 1 cup of leafy greens and 1/2 cup of other vegetables)
- 1 cup raw, canned, or frozen fruit
- 2 small bananas (less than 6 inches) or 1 large (8 to 9 inches)
- 1/2 cup dried fruit
- 1 medium to large piece of fruit (1 large orange, 1 medium pear or grapefruit, 2 large plums, 1/2 large apple)
- 1 cup 100 percent fruit juice, vegetable juice, or fruit-vegetable juice
For maximum nutrition, include plenty of leafy greens, and vary the color of the produce you choose, making sure to include dark green and deep yellow, orange, purple, and red. (Also try to include legumes on the menu two to three times per week.)
Fresh is best, but frozen and even canned are good (as long as you avoid fruit packaged in sugary liquid). Think beyond apples, oranges, and bananas, too. Here are some other tasty and nutritious possibilities.
Some excellent fruit choices
- grapefruit or grapefruit juice
- raspberries and blackberries
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What are you drinking?2013-09-26 14:49:10 by Pete_C
You told us what you are eating, but the calories just don't add up.
Sodas, juice, milk all are real caloric pitfalls.
Your diet also does not sound healthy. You definitely need a multivitamin tablet daily to supplement what you are eating.
You should be eating a balanced diet with a sturdy base of vegetables with whole grains , limited amounts (about 8 oz per day) of proteins like meat and very limited amounts of refined carbs (sugar) and fats / oils.
Since your doctor said you should see a nutritionist, I take it they ruled out metabolic disorders such as hypothyroidism or some other endocrine disorder
And the medical data on what is the best diet2007-05-04 22:14:49 by johnstuartmills0
For health purposes is pretty much a disaster. Surprise, Surprise people never tell the truth about what they actually ate on surveys - What woman is owning up to eating the entire box of ring dings as a snack?
Vegan diet has some positives going for it but at the moment it seems more likely than not that it is the presence of all those fruits and vegetables that are healthy rather than the absence of any meat.
Also the data is VERY strong that eating fish -especially fatty fishes - is very good for your health. Sardines are about the best - even better than salmon - because they are at the bottom of the food chain