Protein is one of the most important nutrients that you need to consume during pregnancy. This is because it allows proper growth of cells, production of blood and provides for the needs of the growing baby.
The growth and function of amniotic tissue of babies is dependent on the protein intake of expecting mothers. Insufficient amount of protein during pregnancy can hamper proper growth and lead to low infant weight and produce negative effects on the baby’s growing brain. 60 grams of protein daily is a must for proper growth of babies.
High-protein diet is always recommended during pregnancy as it helps to maintain a healthy blood sugar level and provides the body with the necessary nutrition for healthy growth of baby and sustaining health of the expecting mother. Protein is needed as a reservoir of energy in your body and also to provide your cells with nitrogen for building up immunity.
With such an important function to perform, protein has been rightly called the building block of life. With the expecting mother building a life during pregnancy, it becomes all the more important for her to ensure its adequate intake.
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