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Should I eat differently?

Created by BabyCenter

Now you are pregnant, it is important to try to eat well so your baby will grow well. You and your growing baby need lots of different foods.

A simple way to think about it is to eat lots of different coloured foods!

You could talk to your family about the food you need.

Try to eat some of each of these food types every day:

  • Fruit and vegetables. Food like oranges, mangoes, water melon, pineapples, papayas, sukuma wiki, cabbages, tomatoes, onions, kunde, pumpkin leaves, carrots, peas. These protect your baby from being born with a problem.

  • Starchy foods. These include ugali, rice, chapati, bananas, potatoes, cassava. These foods give you energy.

  • Foods rich in protein. These include eggs, fish, chicken, milk, beans and meat. These are body building foods.

  • Calcium-rich and dairy foods. These include milk, and nuts. They help your baby grow strong bones.

02 April 2015