Female nutrition is an important part of good health for every woman. But there are two stages in a women’s life when taking care of her nutritional needs becomes all the more vital – during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Following a nutrient rich diet is very important during the nine months gestation period as at that time the mother’s body provides all the nutrients needed by the foetus to grow into a healthy baby. Similarly paying attention to the mother’s diet after giving birth is important for two reasons mainly. Firstly, the mother needs lots of nutrition to regain her strength after the birth of the baby to take care of the child properly. And secondly, breastfeeding mother’s provide for all the nutrients needed by the baby to grow in the first few months along with immunity.
A new mother must eat a diet rich in protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins and loads of fruits and vegetables.
Eggs are a rich source of easily digestible protein and also contain essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, B, E, D and B12, immunity enhancing minerals and choline. Choline is regarded as an essential nutrient for brain development in fetuses and babies. Eating eggs in pregnancy and while breastfeeding helps boost the nutritive value of breast-milk, improving child growth. As per one study consuming two 50 gram eggs can provide for more than 15% of a pregnant woman’s daily needs of protein, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, and phosphorus and more than half for selenium and choline.
Including well-cooked eggs in the diet during the nursing months may prove beneficial in the following ways.
Eggs are one of the easiest to obtain high nutrient foods and are easily adaptable to many different types of cooking techniques. It is also an affordable source of rich protein but there are a few precautions that must be taken while buying and cooking eggs for nursing moms and pregnant women
With Japanese technology ISE Foods India provides the best quality, antibiotic free eggs that are hygienic and safe.
So, no matter how you like your eggs– boiled, fried or scrambled – you can rest assured that a baby is benefitting in more ways than one every time you take a bite from a whole egg.
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