Milk and dairy products play a very important role in the diet of pregnant women because they provide high-quality proteins, calcium, vitamin D, and B vitamins, among other nutrients. Its consumption not only improves the nutritional status of pregnant women but also has beneficial effects on fetal growth and birth weight, and on some health markers in both mothers and their unborn children.
A diet rich in dairy products during pregnancy show benefits in the bone health of the mother and baby and it appears that they may also have a positive impact on the child’s visual and cognitive development.
According to recent studies, it is essential for pregnant women to follow a varied and balanced diet which includes all food groups, without abusing or ignoring any of them, unless other health conditions require so.
Dairy products during pregnancy are the most beneficial for the proper development of the baby
According to new studies, one in two pregnant women does not meet the recommended daily intake of folic acid, iodine, calcium, iron, and vitamin D. In addition, the reports state that although there is an excess of fats in the diet of over 70% of the pregnant women, in more than 50% of these cases the intake of Omega 3 fatty acids is below the recommended values. Thus, the fat ingested by future moms are mostly unhealthy and can affect the proper development of the baby.
In addition, the diets of pregnant women present deficiencies and imbalances that result in inadequate intakes of some essential nutrients, which not only has a negative impact on their health but can also have a direct impact on the health of the future baby.
Milk and dairy products, although they are often ignored during pregnancy, are rich in proteins, calcium, vitamin D, and B vitamins, including folic acid, all of which are beneficial for the cognitive development of the unborn baby but also to the proper development of the baby’s bones.