While prenatal vitamins can provide your daily dose of nutritional building blocks, a balanced diet is still key to gestational health and wellness. Here are some of the foods you can eat to enhance your intake of vital vitamins and minerals.
For folic acid: leafy green vegetables, beans, nuts and citrus fruits
For iron: greens, raisins, beans, seafood, egg yolks, lean red meats and iron-
fortified whole grains
For calcium: yogurt, milk, cheese, salmon and tofu
Isn’t my balanced diet enough?
According to studies, not quite. Health experts agree that the number one way to ensure adequate intake of the most important nutrients (folic acid, iron and calcium) is to take a daily supplement containing the recommended dose of each.
[tip] If you’re having trouble swallowing large pills, try an alternate form of prenatal supplements,such as chewable or gummy vitamins.