Basically every gestational age has a different role in the formation of your baby’s organs in the womb so that during its development you must pay attention to nutritional intake. In the first month of pregnancy, pregnant women often complain of nausea and vomiting so they refuse food, even though the source of nutrition for you is very dependent on your food intake. It is important for you to overcome the symptoms of morning sickness so that it can reduce nausea and vomiting. Entering the age of your pregnancy in the second trimester, pregnant women often complain of physical conditions, such as aches, heart burns and satiety that inhibits nutrients from entering your body.
Period is very important, you have to pay close attention to your health condition in the third trimester because it is an important condition to prepare for the birth of your baby. Thus it is very important for you to pay attention to the nutrition that you have to prepare with the appropriate food.
Also pay attention dietary restrictions and drinks during pregnancy, one of which is because the content or substances contained in it will interfere with the development of your fetus. Food for pregnant women one that is highly recommended is foods that contain lots of fruits and vegetables. Vegetables that are rich in fiber have benefits for you during pregnancy.
Here are some vegetables that can be beneficial during your pregnancy:
Jipang or chayote has benefits for pregnant women because the fiber content in chayote can help you in overcoming digestive problems that are often experienced by pregnant women. In addition, the folic acid content in chayote or jipang is very good for the fetus during pregnancy. This folic acid content can reduce the risk of birth defects.
2. Long beans
Long beans have low calories and have good nutritional content for the health of pregnant women. It is rich in fiber for digestion and contains a good source of folate for pregnant women and fetuses. In addition, long beans are rich in vitamin C when eaten raw which can boost the immune system. In addition, long beans contain iron which is very good for the health of pregnant women.
Corn is a vegetable that can be consumed directly, either boiled or grilled. Corn has vitamin B12 which can prevent anemia and also maintains the balance of the body. In addition, the potassium content in corn can play a role in maintaining balance so that the body’s organs can function properly. The content of folic acid contained in corn can meet the needs of folic acid for pregnant women which can affect fetal growth. In addition, corn can also be a source of protein which helps in forming new muscle tissue so as to increase the immune system for pregnant women.
4. Purple Eggplant
Purple eggplant contains folic acid which is very good for health, plays a role in preventing brain damage to the baby in the womb so that it is beneficial for the health of both mother and fetus. Purple eggplant contains iron, calorie fiber, vitamins B1, B2, C and also protein which can meet the nutritional needs of pregnant women.
Actually there are many other vegetables that are useful for pregnant women, but for those of you who want the completeness of your daily nutritional value. Then you can fulfill it by consuming various types of vegetables every day, one of which you can try to make typical West Java tamarind vegetables or clear tamarind vegetables or also lodeh vegetable dishes which have all the benefits of the vegetables above. Tamarind vegetable soup You can eat it at lunch time with the addition of fried tilapia, tofu and tempeh so that it meets the nutritional value needs of you and the fetus. Complete recipe: Tamarind vegetable recipe
Here’s a how-to video tutorial How to make Vegetable Lodeh and Sayur Asem which might be useful for all mothers. Happy cooking !! ..