Protein during pregnancy provides the nutrients your body needs to grow and repair muscles and other tissues. A balanced diet with sufficient protein during pregnancy improves fetal growth and increases infant’s birth weight. (Liberato, Singh, & Mulholland, 2013).
The top 5 sources of protein in pregnancy are:
•Dairy (e.g., milk, cheese, curd).
•Pulses and legumes (e.g., sprouted grams, beans, peas).
•Eggs, lean meats.
•Fish (e.g., salmon, mackerel, sardines).
As a result of your baby’s rapid growth, protein is especially important during a pregnant woman’s second and third trimester.
Hence, make sure you incorporate a lot of protein in your daily diet for a healthier pregnancy!
Three MamaBix biscuits contain 60mg elemental iron, 500mcg folic acid, 120mg Vitamin C and nearly 3 grams of protein, key nutrients for a healthy pregnancy and lactation.
Make sure you're keeping your iron and protein up at all times!
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