Fermented foods support digestion and the microbiome, and have been associated with a reduced risk of pre-term labor in multiple clinical studies. There are many types to try, like sauerkraut, pickles, yogurt, kefir, kimchi, miso, tempeh and natto.
Multiple clinical studies have validated that eating 4-6 dried dates each day in the last month of pregnancy supports favorable birth outcomes.
Eat fish like anchovy, cod, sardine, herring, canned light tuna and wild-caught salmon 2-3 times per week. Chia seed, soybeans, seaweed, and walnuts are great vegan sources, too.
Eat foods like beans, beef, lentils, spinach, tofu, kidney beans, sardines, chickpeas, tomato, potato, and dark chocolate. Use lemon, orange or other citrus foods in your meals for an extra boost of Vitamin C to help more optimally absorb Iron.
Download the ELLEMENT mobile app to add any symptoms you’re experiencing, get a daily reminder to take your pre-natal supplement, and get personalized and science-based nutrition and supplement recommendations for each day of pregnancy.