5 Foods Women Should Eat Before Becoming Pregnant
These foods can support a woman's overall health and energy balance
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The second a woman decides to try for a baby should be the moment she improves and adjusts her diet. A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. Some foods can support her overall health and energy balance.
Michael Joseph Levry, who has a Ph.D. in metaphysical science and is founder of Naam Yoga, shares tips from his newest book “The Ultimate Secrets of Intimacy and Creation,” which includes 83 remedies and 53 meditations designed to help pregnant women prepare their bodies for a successful and healthy pregnancy.
Here are five foods Levry says women should consider eating before they become pregnant.
“Wheatberries strengthen the gums and teeth, prevent lower back pain, and maintain the skin and the intestinal tract health,” Levry explains.
Wheatberries also contain B group vitamins and minerals. “The best way to prepare wheatberries is to soak them in water overnight until soft and puffy,” Levry says. Add some milk and honey if you desire.
Chlorophyll isn’t responsible for just making leaves green. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know that constipation is one of the “joys” that comes with pregnancy.
“Chlorophyll prevents constipation by keeping waste pockets from developing in the intestinal tract,” Levry says. “Chlrophyll is also rich in vitamins A, C, K, and E and it supports healthy skin and vision.” You can add liquid chlorophyll to salad dressing or smoothies.
If you have patience to seed pomegranates, consider including these in your pre-pregnancy diet. “Pomegranates are rich in vitamin C, and one pomegranate provides nearly 40 percent of the daily recommended requirement,” Levry says. Pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than most other juices, which help cleanse and prepare your body.
Not only are peaches delicious and sweet, they're also a great source of vitamin A. “Vitamin A promotes healthy vision and is believed to help in the prevention of certain types of cancer," Levry says.
During the pregnancy, a women’s blood pressure may go up, and potassium, which is found in peaches, can help regulate that.
Almond milk has become one of trendiest cow’s milk alternatives.
“Studies now show that 90 percent of the fat in almonds is unsaturated fat, which can help to lower blood cholesterol levels when eaten regularly,” Levry says.
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