Nutritional Tips for Mothers-to-Be

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Nutritional Tips for Mothers-to-Be

There are thrills of motherhood which you will have aside from your baby. You will enjoy a boost in your own self-confidence, knowing that you are going to be a good mother to this child. You will enjoy the vigor of your own strong body, driving you to fulfill your baby’s needs. You will experience the fun of “playing dolls” all over again. You will enjoy rocking your baby, singing lullabies, and talking in a language he or she probably understands far better than we realize. You will be thankful that what was once called spoiling a baby is now known to give them a feeling of security which can last their entire lifetime.

It’s important to get started the right way before your baby arrives. Making sure that your nutrition is on point during the vital 9 months of pregnancy can lead to a lifetime of health for your child. Making the extra effort can bring a lifetime reward.

Nutritional Requirements During Pregnancy

Vitamin A Benefits: healthy skin, clear vision, mucus control, ease bowel movements. Found in: Green vegetables: spinach, parsley, cress, broccoli, lettuce, carrots, apricots, cantaloupe, peaches, prunes, cheese, and sunflower seeds.

B-Complex  Benefits: Digestion, supports the nervous system, heart. Found in: Wheat germ, brown rice, milk, yogurt, liver, leafy vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Brewer’s Yeast benefits – healthy hair and skin.

Vitamin C Benefits: Help resist infection, supports eyesight, and builds placenta. Found in: Citrus, berries, vegetable juices.

Vitamin D Found in: Sunshine, milk, cod liver oil. Benefits: Entire immune system, strong bones, and teeth.

Vitamin E Benefits: Mental Efficiency, muscular growth, healing, lactation, decreases the need for oxygen in the new born. Found in: Wheat germ, sardines, tomatoes, olive oil, coconut oil, steak, barley, bananas, avocado, peanut oil, corn oil, and butter.

Vitamin K Benefits: Vitamin K is important in blood coagulation – prevents hemorrhaging. Found in: Sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage.

Magnesium & Potassium, as well as Folic Acid, are also vital supplements.

Check with your doctor who works with a nutritionist such as Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. of Fort Myers, Fl on your individual diet requirements, supplement needs, and dosages.

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Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. Kaster Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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