What are particularly good foods to eat during pregnancy?

I've just found out that i am about 4 weeks pregnant with my first child, has any got any tips on foods that are particularly good to eat during pregnancy? I know that a healthy diet is a must during pregnancy but any tips would be greatly appreciated! I've always been a lover of savoury food so are there any good savoury foods that i can have that aren't too high in salt etc?

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  • Congratulations Emily!

    My doctor gave me a great tip when I was panicking about what to eat. He said "Blue, your diet was healthy before, it got you pregnant, so maybe now is not the right time to be messing around with it". !! Classic!! Seriously though, I'm pretty healthy, but got the morning sickness at seven weeks to the day and basically lived on water, isotonic sports drinks (no caffeine ones of course), plain biscuits and plain toast. I had never drunk or eaten these things before, but they did get me through a rough patch. After that, it was back to healthy eating all the way. I would definitely drinks lots of water. I really like the crunch of crudites and dips as a snack, you know celery, carrot, cucumber etc batons with a dip like hummus or guacamole. I like seeds and nuts too, look for unsalted ones with plenty of minerals and good fats in them, like brazils, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. You can roast them yourself if you want with much less salt added. Pulses are a great source of protein, try bean salads and I love tuscan bean soup. Brown rice cakes are nice and I love salad, mine are getting weirder as I go along! Today was avocado, tomato, sprouted pulses and seeds with a lemon olive oil dressing. The NHS site is really informative about the basics of what, and what not, to eat nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy...

    Have fun and enjoy x

  • For me I eat what I can coz the sickness meant I couldn't stomach any foods i normally liked, I think I lived in biscuits, bread and sausage rolls for about six weeks, I'm now 21 weeks and just starting to eat normal meals again as the sickness has nearly gone.

    I take pregnacare vitamins ad Yakult to help and keep good bacteria in my tummy.

    I Also seem to crave milk I drink two pints a day plus 2-3litres of water a day.

  • I am normally a very healthy person I work in the fitness industry and exercised regularly til about 4-5 weeks into my pregnancy wen I started geting sick now jacket potatoes chips and crisps are my staple diet n I cnt so much as run up the stairs without being sick I think if you can eat healthy then do if not then anything in is better than nothing I'm hoping to eat normally soon! Just do wot u can! X

  • I think green foods are good as they have frolic acid in. Broccoli etc. Try and eat fruit and veg as much as youcan stomach, but at the end of the day, just eat what you are able to x

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