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11 BEST Immunity Boosting Foods That Pregnant Women Should Eat Frequently

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Since Pregnancy is associated with increased metabolic demand due to changes in woman's physiology and requirements of a growing fetus, eating immunity boosting foods is necessary for every expectant mother.

In other words, pregnant women should eat foods rich in Vitamin B6, C , D, folic acid, zinc, selenium, Iron, Nitric Oxides, Omega-3 fatty acids, proteins. Good circulation and blood flow to every tissue in the body allows the immune system to develop a strong defense against invading pathogens.

Cow's milk

Lactoferrin in cow's milk enhances immunity by interrupting the interactions between viral cells and body cells.

Lentils

Lentils are rich in Iron, Zinc ,Vitamin B and folate which are essential for growth of the fetus.

Broccoli

It is a rich source of calcium, potassium, Iron, Vitamin A , B,C and K required by a pregnant woman.

Spinach

This vegetable is a rich source of folic acid, iron, Vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Bananas

Bananas are rich in potassium and helps to regulate a pregnant woman's blood pressure levels.

Sweet Potatoes

These are rich in potassium, copper, vitamin C and A.

Pumpkin seeds

These seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and iron.

Figs

Figs contain antioxidants, calcium, fiber, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and Vitamin K which aid healthy bone formation and clotting of blood.

Avocados

Avocados not only protect the pregnant woman from morning sickness but also contain omega-3 fatty acids and folate which helps in brain development.

Ginger

It unbelievable anti-inflammatory properties and helps pre deal with nausea and morning sickness.

Chicken

Chicken is not only a rich source of protein but also contains iron which helps prevents anemia associated with pregnant women.

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