Week 5 Healthy Diet

  • Continue to follow a balanced diet. Stay hydrated. In addition to water, drink milk and healthy fruit juices.
  • Take your prenatal vitamin- Folic acid may lower the risk of some birth defects. So, it is important to include those foods in your diet that are rich in folic acid. Take a prenatal vitamin supplement that contains high level of folic acid. Many
  • prenatal vitamins now provide DHA and EPA. These nutrients help in healthy development of brain and eye in your baby. These omega-3 fatty acids also help to make your breast milk more nutritious.
  • Include iron rich foods in your daily diet. Iron is largely associated with the RBC production.
  • Follow a healthy diet- Maintaining a healthy diet is important for you and your baby’s health. So, include healthy foods in your diet. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Include lean proteins, beans, nuts, and dairy products to your diet. Make sure your proteins are fully cooked. Avoid seafood which contains a high amount of mercury. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products to prevent infection in your developing fetus.
  • If you are taking white bread, then switch to whole-grain bread. This will add more fiber to your diet as well as increase the magnesium and selenium content in the body.