Healthy Foods to Consume When Expecting


5. Eggs

They are a great source of amino acids and protein. The essential vitamin choline helps promote brain health and prevents neural tube defects in the baby. The omega-3 fats support vision and brain development.
How much to take: 1 egg a day (11)
Ways to consume: Omelet, frittata, well cooked hard-boiled eggs with salad.

6. Salmon

It is a low-mercury fish, packed with essential omega-3s namely EPA and DHA, both of which are necessary for fetal vision and brain development. You can also include other pregnancy-safe seafood sources such as crab, shrimp, Spanish mackerel, sardines, herring, and trout in your diet.
How much to take: 2 servings (8 to 12 ounces) a week
Ways to consume: Eat it grilled, boiled or smoked