When you’re pregnant, anything that you feed yourself also feeds your fetus. A growing body of evidence shows that nourishment during pregnancy will significantly affect the short and long-term health of the baby. In addition to the right types and amounts of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (natural chemicals found in a variety of plant foods) are important to healthy development.
Scripps Dr. Steven Pratt lists the ten nutrients that are essential for a healthy pregnancy and recommended for every mom-to-be in the latest “To Your Health” article.
Read the full online article at: 10 Essential Nutrients for a Healthy Pregnancy.
- Lisa Ohmstede