Local foods rich In protein for expectant mums

During pregnancy the focus is on eating nutritious meals and not to double or buy expensive foods.

During pregnancy you need protein to help stay healthy and also to have a healthy baby. Many experts recommend 75 to 100 grams of protein per day. Protein helps in the growth of fetal tissue, including the brain. It also helps your breast and uterine tissue to grow during pregnancy. It plays a role in increasing blood supply.

Deficiency in protein can result in anaemia, which can result in further problems like hemorrhage, poor development in fetus. It can affect the overall health of the expectant mum

It’s worth knowing that there are foods that are rich sources of protein, but readily available and affordable within our country. It also not about the cost but what the nutritional value of the food is

All foods should be well cooked and neatly served. For every meal you eat make sure you have added some form of protein. Some foods rich in protein are listed below

Legumes and grains

Fish is a good source of protein
Eggs are rich in protein
Popularly known as keta school boys
Very nutritious and high in protein
Oyster
Milk is a good source of protein
Read meat is a good source of protein and iron

Also remember to eat from all the food groups in adequate proportions.Proteins, fruits and vegetables, carbohydrates, fats and oils, minerals.Speak to a nutritionist to help you plan your meals effectively.

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