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Dietary needs of a pregnant
A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but is especially vital if you're pregnant.
The body goes through a great deal of hormonal, physiological, and physical changes during pregnancy.
The way the body is nourished during this process will affect the mothers own health, as well as the health
of the baby.
This special diet should provide a balanced diet in order to meet the extra needs of pregnancy as well as for
the optimum health of the mother. In addi tion to this it should also nutrition for the growth and development
of fetus and consequently the baby during lactation.
Important dietary requirements and their uses
Types of food Function
Carbohydrates Provide calories for weight gain, growth
Proteins For growth and development. Formation
of new protoplasm and structural features
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Calcium Fetal bone and tooth development
Iron Formation of healthy red blood cells and
increase blood volumes of fetus. For maternal and fetal iron storage
Vitamin A For formation of skin, organs and cells
Vitamin C For formation of healthy tissues.…read more