Why Is Eggs Nutritionist’s Favorite During Pregnancy?

Why Is Eggs Nutritionist’s Favorite During Pregnancy?

12 Oct 2022 | 2 min Read

Seema Bhatia

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Nutritionists and dieticians love including eggs in your diet irrespective of your age, sex, or stage of life because eggs provide numerous health benefits. Eggs are recommended to be included in your pregnancy diet as they support the health of the baby as well as the mother. It also supports the development of your fetus from day one.

Eggs are full-pack nutrition food containing protein, vitamin K, healthy fats, vitamin D, vitamin B12 omega-3 fatty acids, amino acid (choline), Vitamin A, vitamin D, folic acid, and iron.

  • Vitamins in the egg play a role in the healthy growth of the fetus. Amongst all the vitamins, Vitamin A plays a crucial role in the organ development of the fetus (eyes, heart, kidney, and lungs).
  • The brain and cognitive development of the fetus are highly supported by the amino acid; choline present in the egg. It is an important component that helps lower the risk of neural tube defects and Spina Bifida.
  • The iron content in the egg helps to lower the risk of anemia. It plays a role in the process of making the extra amount of blood needed for the healthy growth and development of the baby. It also helps maintain energy levels in the mother’s body.
  • Eggs are extremely rich in healthy fats and proteins. They have a low carbohydrate value. Having this super healthy food helps maintain blood sugar levels, regulate cholesterol levels, and support weight management. It helps to lower the risk of gestational diabetes. 
  • The protein-rich property of eggs also supports the overall growth and development of the fetus. 

Important tip: While consuming egg in your pregnancy diet, make sure the egg is fully-cooked. Avoid having half-cooked eggs (e.g., sunny side up).



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