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For most women, there are many more weeks of pregnancy to go… so we offer more tips for those discomforts of pregnancy, and ask are you eating well?
Most vegetarians are wised up when it comes to a balanced diet. Vegetarians do not need extra protein in pregnancy, especially if their diet includes ordinary products and/or eggs. The following ideas would work well as vegetarian snacks:
If you are a vegan and eat no animal products at all, you need to take care to mix the right plant foods to obtain all the amino acids you need. You need to ensure that you get quality protein from wholegrains (bread, flour, rice), dairy nuts, seeds, pulses, soy flour, soy milk and tofu. For example, mix cereals with pulses:
Include nuts, seeds, plant milks and textured vegetable proteins and tofu in your diet.
By eating soy, tofu, almonds, sunflower seeds, leafy green vegetables, brazil nuts, chickpeas, sesame seeds, soya beans, fortified soya milk and products made from this.
By eating leafy vegetables, fortified cereals, lentils, wholegrains and nuts. Make sure you have some vitamin C with meals (orange juice is a good source) so your body can absorb the iron more easily.
by eating wholegrains, pulses, lentils, pumpkin seeds, wholemeal pasta and brazil nuts. Zinc is important for a healthy immune system.
Marmite and Vegemite are a good source. Have some on bread or toast or add a spoonful to soups and casseroles just before serving.