Pregnancy is a life-changing experience for women, giving them the opportunity to bring new life and love into the world. To ensure the baby properly develops while in the womb, it’s critical for mothers to make exceptionally healthy lifestyle adjustments. Staying hydrated, getting enough sleep every night and exercising moderately are essential, but following a proper diet is just as critical. There are a number of crucial vitamins and minerals mothers need to prioritize during pregnancy to ensure the baby’s proper mental and physical development.
We recommend mothers consume the following vitamins and minerals during pregnancy and after the baby is born:
Vitamin B12 is critical for maintaining the myelin sheath that protects nerve fibers and optimized blood cell growth, according to what Olin Idol shared in his book, “Pregnancy, Children & The Hallelujah Diet.” Because plant-based foods do not contain this vitamin, we recommend trying our Hallelujah Diet B12/B6/Folate supplement instead.
Calcium plays a role in fetal bone development, especially during the final trimester, according to Idol. Because you won’t rely on dairy products during pregnancy, consume calcium-rich vegetables such as kale, broccoli and turnip greens.
Magnesium is essential for muscles to relax. Lack of magnesium has been linked to preeclampsia and supplying supplemental magnesium during pregnancy greatly reduces the risk of preeclampsia. Good sources of magnesium are spinach and other leafy greens, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds, organic whole grains, and most vegetables and blackstrap.
To maximize calcium absorption and utilization in your baby, prioritize