The craving for different snacks during pregnancy can be for many different foods and it is often difficult to resist them. But many women also crave healthy foods such as fresh fruit. Berries, in particular, provide a good amount of complex carbohydrates with dense nutrients, which not only provide energy but can easily pass through the placenta to nourish your baby as he grows.
When you have this desire for fruit, you can turn to different types of berries, which will love both you and your baby.
Blueberries are rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, potassium, and folic acid, all the essential ingredients for your body and its growing needs as your baby grows.
Their sweet but mild taste is mild enough to incorporate into almost any meal – from breakfast cereals, oatmeal, granola to your lunch salad or even as a late night snack.
Raspberries are very low in calories and have a high content of fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and healthy minerals. These delicious berries can help protect against diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity and arthritis.
Raspberries are also anti-aging, as they are high in water, so they are a great way to provide extra hydration while boosting your immune system.
These bright red berries contain healthy amounts of vitamins C and K that can help support baby growth and also improve iron absorption. They also have a dose of fiber, folic acid, manganese and potassium.
Put your strawberries in a smoothie, freeze them for a delicious summer treat or combine them with peanut butter for a vitamin and protein snack.