Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pregnancy Nutrition: What to have for Breakfast

The best breakfasts to have during your pregnancy are ones that are not full of preservatives and sugar. It is best to include a combination of Protein, fat and carbohydrates for optimal nutritional requirements for both you and baby.

I would suggest the first thing you consume when you wake up is a large glass of warm water and include some fresh lemon in that if you can. Your aim is to drink 2-3 litres of water a day. If you enjoy a coffee try to leave until mid morning as this will ensure that you are full hydrated first.

It is also best to reduce the amount of wheat you eat during the day and it is easy to start with a low or wheat free breakfast. Wheat is full of phytates and these phytates can block the absorption of vital minerals required during your pregnancy iron, magnesium and calcium. If you are low in iron you should have a look at reducing wheat or avoiding it completely.

Better Breakfast Choices:
  • 2 Scrambled or Hard Boiled eggs with 1/4 avocado on 1 x wheat free toast or sour bread
  • 2 Egg Omelette with mushrooms, spinach and cheese
  • Berry and Banana Smoothie:  Mix 1 glass of 1/2 Milk and 1/2 coconut Milk with 1 x banana, handful of berries (can use frozen) and a large spoonful of chia seeds can also have with a boiled egg- Smoothies are great during your late trimester when you don't feel like eating much
  • Coconut Porridge: 1/2 Cup of Oats (I soak in 1 cup of water overnight) add 1/2 cup of coconut milk 5-6 dates and cook slowly. I add more coconut and a large spoonful of full fat yoghurt just before I eat- this is delicious! 
My Berry Smoothies in a wine glass for breakfast during pregnancy, love it! 

Follow Pregnancy Exercise on facebook and Pinterest. Hope you enjoy my breakfast recipes, if you would like a Pre or Post pregnancy exercise and health program have a look at my website and the Fit2BirthMum and Birth2FitMum programs

The information included in this article has been written by Lorraine She is not able to provide you with medical advice and the information is used as guidelines. You cannot hold Lorraine Scapens or Pregnancy Exercise ltd liable in any way for any injuries that may occur whilst training.

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