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Good nutrition leads to good pregnancies

Nutrient recommendations for pregnant women

b Calories: An additional 340 per day (first/second trimester); an additional 450 per day (third trimester)
b Protein: An additional 25 grams per day (include protein from plant foods, such as legumes and whole grains, and from lean meats and low fat dairy)
b Essential fatty acids: Additional Omega-3 & omega-6 (eat a wide variety of foods and include flaxseed, canola, olive or walnut oils and cold water fish)
b Iron: 27 mg/day
b Folate: 600 mcg/day
b Vitamin B12: 2.6 mcg/day (B12 activates the folate enzyme)
b Zinc: 11 mg/day (required for DNA/RNA synthesis)

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