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Suitable Fruits and Vegetables for Pregnant Lady

Pregnant women should ideally eat a great variety of fruits and vegetables to make sure that they get a wide variety of nutrients. All fruits and vegetables are suitable, and trying to eat fruits from every color group (red, yellow/orange, blue/purple, green and white) is a good way to increase variety. Before pregnancy and in the early weeks, an adequate intake of folate may reduce the risk of the baby’s having neural tube defects, like spina bifida. Click here for some good sources of folate.
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