Calling all mamas and soon-to-be mamas! Did you know that avocados are helpful for women who are trying to maintain a balanced diet and sustain a healthy pregnancy? Research reveals that fresh avocados, which are a unique, nutrient-rich food, contain many critical nutrients that are needed for proper fetal and infant development. These kinds of nutrients are essential in maternal diets.
Here are three reasons why avocados are a great source of nutrients during pregnancy:
- Avocados have good, natural fats, which have been proven to be important for normal growth and development of a child's central nervous system and brain.
- Avocados can provide a good source of folate per serving. This is important for proper brain function, as an appropriate intake of folate or folic acid may reduce the risk of premature births and birth defects.
- Avocados contain many critical nutrients for fetal and infant health and development. These include folate, potassium, carotenoids, and other key compounds such as fiber, MUFA, and antioxidants.
Read more about avocados and maternal diets. Fresh avocados not only provide necessary nutrients for your baby, but they can also satisfy mama due to their ability to be used in a variety of delicious recipes. Try this Cuban-style Grilled Salmon with Avocado, Baby Tomato, and Herb Salsa to satisfy those pregnancy cravings.
You can find various tasty avocado recipes – from soups to salads to smoothies and appetizers – all of which can fit into sensible eating plans at Saborea Uno Hoy.