It’s been said time and time again just how important it is to eat breakfast every morning in order to start the day off right. This really is true! Ten minutes of munching can sustain you for hours on end. Too busy? Don’t have time? Make time! You don’t want to be weak, lethargic, or nauseated throughout the day, which is exactly what can happen without the right start. Your baby needs the jump-start just as much as your own body is craving some fuel.
Breakfast eaters have a much higher intake of vitamins and minerals than those who skip this meal. This is because non-breakfast eaters are more apt to snack throughout the day, which is certainly not a bad thing, but it all to often is on unhealthy food. Breakfast foods are great at providing a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as fiber and folic acid. If you think you are doing yourself a favor to avoid a lot of that pregnancy weight gain by skipping the calories at breakfast, think again. Your body will struggle to make it to lunch time.
Here are some relatively simple and healthy ideas. If you aren’t getting enough nutrients, your baby will actually tap your stored resources. So, make what you eat count!