Vitamins & Co. in the second trimester: nutritious foods for pregnancy
You’ve passed the first trimester of pregnancy. Hooray! The nausea probably disappeared from one day to the next. Was it like that? Hopefully it will at least have improved! Usually women feel best during this stage of pregnancy. And they can enjoy food "all around".
But that's not all. No more secrets! Now you can show off your bump with pride, just as if you’re expecting triplets in the ninth month. At the very least!
Nutritional plan for pregnancy: lunch at 11? Ha!
Maybe at the office you’ve already mentioned how things are and you don't have to hide behind excuses like "you can’t take antibiotics with alcohol" when you go out some evening with colleagues. And now everybody understands why at 11 you begin to wonder if it's already time for lunch. Now the nutritional plan for pregnant women has gotten into your head... and blood! And so, you just have other priorities.
But what foods are good for the second trimester of pregnancy?
Certainly, vitamins won’t hurt as well as trace elements and minerals, as you probably already can imagine. In the second trimester, however, the focus is on foods rich in calcium and vitamin D.
Also, magnesium is important, because it seems to ease or prevent various problems of pregnancy. And who wouldn't want a cure for morning sickness, cramps, swelling, constipation and headaches? Welcome to pregnancy!
Along with that are also foods rich in iron, a substance that makes you strong are very good for you, isn't that correct? To be honest ... no! Popeye really isn't strong because of spinach (but he certainly has done some physical training). And then, spinach doesn’t contain as much iron as you might think.
It’s good for you anyway, that's for sure. To give you an overview of foods rich in calcium, vitamin D, magnesium and iron, we prepared a list:
Calcium and vitamin D are contained in these foods:
• Dairy (milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, but be careful not to consume raw milk cheese)
• Green cabbage
Magnesium is contained among other things also in these foods particularly recommended for pregnant women:
• Nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds are first on the list)
• Cereals, such as oatmeal and oat bran
• Dairy products (cheese, yogurt, milk)
• Green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, lettuce, cucumber)
• Beans and legumes
• And the final touch: marzipan has a lot magnesium!
These foods contain iron and are very good for you in pregnancy:
• Dried mint (mmm ... tea? ... Yes, but maybe you’ll have other ideas)
• Dried fruit (apricots have a lot of iron, so they’re in first place)
Meat, sausage and fish don't contain that much iron. And remember, even if you’ve been told thousand times, meat and fish must be cooked thoroughly during pregnancy. This is due to listeriosis and toxoplasmosis. Keep the urge for forbidden foods (i.e. sushi) for after pregnancy!
Have we forgotten anything? Folic acid! But you are probably already an expert on folic acid. By the second trimester no one can tell you anything new about folic acid. Every day take your tablets. Good job! It is probably a dietary supplement for pregnant women that must never be forgotten. But we want you reveal that there are also FOODS that contain folic acid!
Folic acid in foods for pregnancy:
• Soy beans
• Green leafy vegetables (green vegetables as much as you like! For example, spinach, salad, spinach salad ...)
• Fruit (cherries, grapes, strawberries, kiwi and oranges)
• Brewer’s yeast
So now you know everything! Of course, you can find all these products at Lidl. Are you hungry? OK then, take a break!