10 Protein Rich Food for Pregnant Women

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Eggs are a great source of high-quality protein, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals important for mom and baby, such as iron and folate.


Lean meats

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Chicken, turkey, beef, pork, and other types of meat are all excellent sources of protein, also rich in iron, which is crucial for the growth and development of your baby.



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Salmon, tuna, clams, shrimp, cod, sardines and other types of seafood are all excellent sources of protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids that are important for fetal brain development and maternal health.


Beans and legumes

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Black beans, chickpeas, lentils, and other types of legumes are a great plant-based source of protein, also rich in fibre and other important nutrients like iron and folate.


Greek yogurt

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Apart from protein Greek yogurt is an excellent source calcium, which is important for developing your baby's bones and teeth.


Nuts and seeds

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Almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and other types of nuts and seeds are rich in protein as well as a variety of vitamins minerals and fibres that are important during pregnancy.



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It is great source protein that can help to meet your needs during pregnancy and support the growth and development of your baby. It is also rich in iron, zinc, magnesium, and other important nutrients.


Cheeses and dairy products

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Apart from protein they are also rich in calcium for your baby's bones and teeth development.


Soy products

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Soybeans and soy-based foods like tofu and edamame are great plant-based sources of protein and contains important nutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium, and folic acid.


Leafy greens

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Collard greens, spinach, kale, and other types of leafy green vegetables are rich in protein as well as a variety of other important nutrients like iron, magnesium, and vitamin C.


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