Greetings to all expecting mommas in Watford! Flaunt that bump and slay that pregnancy glow! During pregnancy, right nutrition becomes significant for ensuring the baby’s growth and development (check your baby’s growth and development from Watford’s leading ultrasound baby scan clinic).
Since we are living in the times of COVID-19, it has become mandatory to eat right for a healthier immunity. If there is one vitamin that is often overlooked while boosting immunity, it is vitamin D, as most people only think vitamin C to be supreme. Although vitamin C is important for strengthening the immune system, vitamin D should not be ignored. The best way to get adequate vitamin D during pregnancy is obviously by spending more time in the sun but since it is not possible as pregnant women have to stay indoors due to Corona outbreak and also winter season is approaching, so, here I present foods rich in vitamin D that you can consume for a healthier pregnancy.
[Interesting Fact: Did you know that vitamin D can eliminate the risk of preeclampsia and premature birth?]
So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at foods that contain high vitamin D.
Eggs are the cheapest and nutritious source of vitamin D. 1 large hardboiled egg contains approximately 43.5 IU of vitamin D. Also, eggs are easy to prepare and make for a good snack. You can consume eggs the way you want, but remember to not fry or season them much to save the nutritional content.
Fatty and oily fishes
Fishes that are oily and fatty are a great source of vitamin D. To get sufficient vitamin D, consume salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel.
Dairy products are another amazing option for you to get that required dose of vitamin D. Dairy products, like cheese, yoghurt, and unsalted butter should be encouraged during pregnancy.
Fortified breakfast cereals
Breakfast cereals are generally fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. Opt for breakfast cereals that are fortified with vitamin D.
100 grams of cooked pork contains 53 IU of vitamin D. If you still haven’t made pork chops an addition to your pregnancy diet, then it’s time to do so.
Certain types of mushrooms, such as shitake, maitake, white button mushrooms, and morel are exposed to sunlight and hence contain a large amount of vitamin D. So, if you are not allergic to mushrooms, consider consuming them to get more vitamin D.
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Author Bio: Becky Adams here! Love to share knowledge on pregnancy and parenting.