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A woman’s body needs to be nourished throughout pregnancy with a fabulous diet of bountiful healthy foods.
Probiotic-rich fermented foods are all the rage right now, and evolving research is only just beginning to scratch the surface about the benefits of probiotics for general health and wellbeing. Good bacteria can aid digestive health and support a healthy microbiome. Adding probiotic ingredients to meals is an excellent step to assist in maintaining healthy gut microflora.
Prebiotics contain specific fibers and natural sugars that nourish good bacteria—the natural members of the microbiome.
The abundance of prebiotic and probiotic food available makes it easy for pregnant women to add these ingredients to their diet, with minimal effort.
The below prebiotic-packed recipes contain ingredients that help support your gut microbiome, so your microbiome can support you.
This is a classic recipe, and it is delicious. Tangy and filling, this soup is packed full of prebiotics and some probiotics that help maintain everyday health and wellbeing during pregnancy, while brimming with delicious veggies.
Chopped fresh dill or parsley
Easy to make, and great for pregnant women on the go – the Gut Health Green Smoothie is packed full of the prebiotics that fuel the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
When it comes to pregnancy, supplements such as the Life-Space Probiotic for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding may be a good choice for supporting healthy levels of beneficial bacteria. This premium 15 strain probiotic supports the mother’s immune system and digestive health and also contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 which when taken during pregnancy, breastfeeding and given to the baby throughout their first 2 years of life, may reduce the risk of young children with a family history developing eczema.