The early weeks of pregnancy are fragile—and confusing. Here, the answers to your questions.
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If you do eat hot dogs or luncheon or deli meats, make sure they have been reheated to steaming (160° F) to kill the bacteria. At sandwich shops, order non-luncheon meat fare such as meatballs, steak and cheese or roasted chicken.
Nutrients For A Healthy Pregnancy
Calcium Daily dose 1,000 mg Best sources dairy foods such as cheese, low-fat yogurt and milk
Carbohydrates Daily dose 175 g Best sources vegetables and whole grains
Fiber Daily dose 28 g Best sources fruit; legumes; seeds; whole grains
Fluids Daily dose 91 ounces Best sources water; fruit and 100 percent fruit juice; vegetables
Folate Daily dose 400-600 mcg Best sources fruit; fortified cereal; leafy greens; calcium- and vitamin D-fortified orange juice
Iron Daily dose 27 mg Best sources beans; beef; beef liver; clams
Omega-3s Daily dose 1.4 g Best sources fatty fish, such as wild Pacific salmon, mackerel and anchovies; omega-3-fortified eggs; vegetable oils such as soybean, canola and flaxseed oils
Protein Daily dose 71 g Best sources cheese; eggs; fish; meat; milk; poultry; yogurt
Vitamin C Daily dose 85 mg Best sources fruit and 100 percent fruit juice; vegetables
Vitamin D Daily dose 5 mcg Best sources enriched milk, soymilk and cereals; sunshine