Thursday, 30 June 2011

Benefits of Multi-Vitamins during Pregnancy

First of all we wanted to introduce you to the benefits of taking a Pregnancy Multi-Vitamin for the duration of your Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.

The benefits of multi vitamins for pregnancy are quite core. Pregnancy is a very resource draining process on the human body (as you could imagine) and can leave mum feeling tired and lathargic. One of the many benefits of taking a multi vitamin is that it keeps your nutritional intake up, meaning more resources for both Mum and Baby supporting featal growth and keeping mum happier and healthier in the process.

There are many many products on the market today but the most important Minerals and Vitamins for Pregnancy (with Recomended Dosages) are shown below. Multi-Vitamins should be chosen by the Diversity and Potency of Minerals and Vitamins.

  • Calcium (1,000mg) Rich Sources: Dairy foods, dark leafy greens, calcium-fortified soy milk, calcium-fortified juices and cereals
  • Folate (folic acid is the synthetic form, available in supplements)(600mcg) Rich Sources: Dried beans, peas, lentils, orange juice, oranges, dark leafy greens, soy nuts, avocados, broccoli, asparagus
  • Iron (27mg) Rich Sources: Liver, meat, seafood, prune juice, dry beans, wheat germ, oatmeal, tofu, soy nuts, grain.
  • Protein (70g) Rich Sources: Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy foods, beans and legumes, nuts
  • Vitamin C (85mg) Rich Sources: Citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, bell peppers, tomatoes, dark leafy greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids (200-300mg) Rich Sources: Salmon, walnuts, flaxseed, leafy-green vegetables

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