Pregnancy, the right foods and substances that must never be lacking

The specialists speak for themselves: if there are no health problems, it is not necessary to follow special diets during pregnancy. Be careful, however, not to fall into the error of eating for two. Even today, in fact, there is a tendency to overeat.

If you are pregnant, the gynecologist can be a valid help in case you are unable to independently choose the right and quality foods to ensure the child all the energy needs.

To get an idea of ​​what to eat during pregnancy, a manual has been developed, which explains everything, from which diet to follow to what to do if there are disorders, for example, nausea.

Particularly 3 substances are essential and they must absolutely not be missing in this phase of a woman's life. With the help of Carlo Gastaldi e Massimo Candiani, heads of the gynecology and obstetrics units respectively of the Clinical Institute of the City of Brescia and of the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, who collaborated in the drafting of the booklet, let's see what they are.


If it's not your habit yet, start now: use iodized salt instead of regular salt. Why in pregnancy it is an aid to give birth to the baby already with its iodine "heritage". And prevent the risk of suffering from thyroid disorders.

Of course, you don't have to abuse it, since it always is rises and can raise blood pressure. Therefore use little and never during cooking, otherwise it alters its properties. And remember that this mineral is also contained in sea fish, molluscs and algae.


There is a reason why during the pregnancy andnursing you must take 1200 milligrams of calcium every day. They are used to guarantee your child good skeletal development and strong bones, the best passport to keep the risk of osteoporosis away from adults.

Consume milk and dairy products, but if you don't want to or can't, ask your gynecologist how to regulate yourself. And remember to have a drinkmineral water that guarantees at least 300 milligrams per liter of calcium. Walk outside for half an hour a day, with your sleeves rolled up if the weather permits. It is essential to synthesize vitamin D, that is the substance that plays a fundamental role because it helps the bones to absorb il football.

DHA o acido docosaesaenoico

If the gynecologist has recommended you to eat fish there is a very specific reason and it is called DHA. This substance is a key component of cell membranes and in particular of the brain and retina. This is why it is essential for the body during the period of rapid growth and therefore especially for the fetus in the last two months of pregnancy and for the newborn during the breastfeeding period. There recommended dose is guaranteed by a couple of portions of fish per week. The richest fish? Mainly mackerel and tuna, followed by herring and salmon. DHA is also found in seaweed which fish and in the microalghe.

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