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Snacks for Pregnant Women

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Whole Wheat English Muffin

Top half of a whole wheat English muffin with a thin slice of your favorite cheese. The cheese will help you meet your protein needs, which are almost 50 percent higher during pregnancy. Cheese is also high in calcium — another nutrient that’s especially important during pregnancy. You could also try topping your muffin with some honey and your favorite fruit. Most English muffins and other breads are fortified with iron, vitamins, magnesium, and zinc, and the whole wheat version will also have several grams of fiber. When buying bread products, always check the label — whole wheat flour should be listed as the first ingredient.

 

Half a Banana

Bananas are naturally higher in sugar than some other fruits, which makes them a little higher in calories as well. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat them. Bananas give you a good dose of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps form red blood cells, and some studies have shown that it may help with morning sickness. Roll your banana in a little wheat germ and you’ll get additional B vitamins, the antioxidant vitamin E, and fiber.

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