Eating fats during pregnancy?

Eating fats during pregnancy

Yes of course!

When we take the great decision to be parents, many are the things that we have to think: from the health of your baby that is in the womb, to the care that we must give him once it comes to the world. Always arise doubts and many of them relate to the diet of the mother.

What should I eat? What food I need? What should I remove from my diet? How should I eat for my baby to be okey? Should I start eating certain foods before becoming pregnant? Fats are not out of all these questions that we make in search of the best for the formation of that life.

One of the big answers can be found in the nature. The fat is present in our lives from our development in the womb, is part of the cells that are forming our brain, our skin and our eyes.

When a woman is in childbearing age and prepared for a pregnancy, the grease must become an ally of their diet, since it will help with the hormonal balance is obtained with physical activity and a healthy diet that includes mainly seafood, which are a food source of essential fatty acids for our body, known mainly as DHA and EPA.

These essential fatty acids are an inseparable couple that controls the hormonal levels, so that the body is ready for the arrival of the baby and prepare physically for forming and protect it.


Mom feeding her baby

"The American Heart Association (AHA) is one of the many organizations and experts to recommend adequate intake of EPA and DHA. Advised that should preferably be obtained of fatty fish"

Once your body is prepared physically and there is a fertilization, begins the process of creating a new life. In the first 28 days is when a big part of the brain and the spina bifida of the baby is formed. During this phase it is important to take a diet in which you can find the DHA in conjunction with the EPA and include at least 3 times a week tuna, salmon or algae. Remember that these foods are also rich in Omega 3, which is present in every cell of the body, directly influencing the health, growth and welfare of the mother and the fetus. In addition it nothing like eat delicious to bring a new life and caring for our own!

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a pregnant woman must consume 30 ml. daily of fats in the first quarter and 50 ml. daily in the last two quarters. The main sources should be avocado, nuts, olives and fish

Take Note: The DHA will help give structure in the cortex of the brain of your baby and the EPA is who accompanies the DHA and promotes its construction. Beam of account that the DHA is a singer and the EPA is your manager, responsible to get contracts, concerts and presentations to make his career is a success.

The fat-soluble vitamins, which must be consumed together with foods that contain DHA and EPA (fish and shellfish) are also an important part of this process. Vitamin A helps to create the visual tissue and vitamins D, E and K will be the responsible of the skin, teeth, bones and muscles. Besides the consumption of linseed, chia and canola will help the skin of the mother is ready to cope with the changes that occur in the pregnancy.

Once the baby is born, the most important part of your power will be the breast milk, which without water, is composed of a 40% fat. This is in charge of providing the muscular energy, boost the immune system and help end to form tissues. For this reason, it is important to take breast milk between a minimum of 183 days and a maximum of 1000 days, i.e. a maximum of two and a half years.

Now that you know, don't worry more about the fat you eat, because this is definitely the best way to have a happy, intelligent and healthy baby.