Even before becoming pregnant, your diet and lifestyle choices can play a role in your baby’s future health – even influencing their health as adults. Making some simple changes now can really help to get your pregnancy off to the very best start.
A simple way to spice up chicken.
Michelle Gray, Dietitian, Danone Baby Nutrition
A great substitute for Indian takeaway but don’t forget to wear gloves when preparing the chilli!
Watch this video to find out more about what to do when planning pregnancy, what foods to eat in order to aid baby development
For lots of reasons, it is a good idea to reach a healthy, ideal weight before you become pregnant — for both you and baby.
Fruits and vegetables: The antioxidant vitamins found in fruits and vegetables can help protect sperm from cellular damage and keep them strong and healthy– exactly what you need at this time. The antioxidant vitamins are also called the ACE vitamins — an easy way to remember that they are vitamins A, C and E. Find vitamin A in leafy greens, carrots, red peppers, and apricots, to name a few. Get lots of vitamin C in orange juice, tomatoes, grapefruit, and broccoli. And get vitamin E from vegetable oils, nuts and seeds sprinkled over a healthy lunchtime salad. Fruits and vegetables such as leafy greens, beans, and most fruits contain folic acid – a B vitamin with antioxidant properties that’s crucial for keeping sperm healthy.
“Who says comfort food can’t be healthy?!”
Ellen Roche, Dietitian, Kilkenny
This is a great way to incorporate fish in your diet if you’re not a fish lover!
It provides a great source of Omega-3 and Vitamin D nutrients essential during pregnancy.