A pregnant woman requires about 2500 calories per day through her diet.
A healthy diet to provide this should include: wholesome foods, mineral rich foods and energy rich foods.
Beans such as soy and peas are rich in protein and fiber and a good source of folate, calcium and trace minerals. Fish such as salmon are very good for obtaining omega 3 fatty acids and protein.
Whole grains provide the fiber and energy requirements for our daily activity. Green leafy vegetables are a very good source of iron and vitamins. Inclusion of small portions of lean meat and one egg will add to the fulfillment of protein requirement.
Nuts such as walnuts are a good source of healthy oils. Greek yogurt ha more calcium and protein than the normal yogurt.
Other important tips are: drinking enough water, hygiene while cooking, pasteurized milk and milk products, cooking easy-to-digest food and reduction of sweet beverages.