Did you know that some foods can actually decrease your risk of having a miscarriage?
If you're pregnant, this video is a 'must watch'.
I've looked at the research and found the 5 top foods for preventing miscarriage.
Fifth place goes to eggs.
It seems that eating eggs at least twice per week helps to reduce the risk of miscarriage.
Eggs are an important source of key pregnancy nutrients such as choline and protein.
Just make sure that they are well cooked so that your baby isn't at risk of salmonella
Whipping up a vegetarian omelette can be a great quick, easy and nutritious meal when
you're exhausted after a big day.
Forth place goes to fish.
Eating fish twice per week has been found to decrease the risk of miscarriage by up
to 30% compared to women who don't eat fish during pregnancy.
Obviously, ensure that they are handled and cooked well to avoid listeria toxicity, and
avoid high mercury fish such as swordfish.
If you're unsure which fish are the best to eat during pregnancy, check out my Nourish
tutorial on my four favourites to eat during pregnancy after this episode.
Number three goes to vegetables.
One study found that women who ate at least fourteen serves of veggies per week had a 40%
less chance of having a miscarriage than women who ate less than 7 serves of veggies each week.
So make sure you're having at least two serves a day.
A serve of vegies is equivalent to a cup of salad or half a cup of cooked vegies.
Vegies are rich in fibre, folate and vitamin C, all which are protective...so it's just
another reason to your greens!
Second place goes to dairy products.
A UK study found that daily consumption of dairy products reduced miscarriage by 30%.
And, it's not the only study, milk and cheese in particular have been found to be particularly
good at reducing the risk of miscarriage.
And, an Italian study found that women who included a 40g serve of hard cheese each day
had halved their risk of having a miscarriage compared to women who didn't eat cheese.
Yes, you heard right!
Cheese is good!
You love me now, don't you?!
So, try grating some parmesan through your salad or put a slice of tasty into your roll
at lunch time.
But, avoid butter as women who consumed it the most had double the risk of miscarriages
as the women who consumed it the least.
Okay, so the best food for reducing your risk of miscarriage is.....
A study found that eating two pieces of fruit each day reduced the risk of miscarriage by
It's believed that fruit lowers a hormone called androstenedione which has been linked
to higher rates of miscarriage.
So, if you do nothing else, ensure that you include two pieces of fruit in your diet each
day throughout your pregnancy.
Well, I hope you found that helpful!
And, to help you even further, I've put together a pregnancy meal plan for you.
To download it just go to www.melaniemcgrice.com/pregnancy.
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However, if I may ask one little favour in return....I'd really appreciate it if you'd
share this video amongst your friends and family.
Obviously we don't share our early pregnancy with everyone, so you never know which of
your girlfriends might be pregnant, and this video could be just what someone needs to
help them avoid the heartbreak of a miscarriage.
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