Did you know that some kinds of foods can decrease your risk of having a miscarriage? If you’re a pregnant woman, this blog is a ‘must read’. I’ve looked at the research and found the top 5 foods for preventing miscarriage…
The best food for reducing the risk of miscarriage
A study found that eating two pieces of fruit each day reduced the risk of miscarriage by over 70%. It’s believed by healthcare experts that fruit lowers a hormone called androstenedione which has been linked to higher rates of miscarriage. So, if you do nothing else, ensure that you include two pieces of fruit in your diet each day throughout your journey of pregnancy.
It seems that eating eggs at least twice per week can help to reduce the risk of miscarriage. Eggs are an essential source of key pregnancy nutrients such as choline and protein. But make sure that they are well cooked so that your baby isn’t at risk of salmonella poisoning. Whipping up a vegetarian omelette can be a great, easy, quick and nutritious meal when you’re exhausted after a big day.
Eating fish twice per week has been found that decrease the risk of miscarriage by up to 30% compared to women who don’t eat fish during pregnancy but ensure that they are handled and cooked properly to avoid listeria toxicity, and avoid high mercury fish such as swordfish. If you’re not sure which fish are the best to eat during pregnancy, click the link given below.
The study found that women who ate at least 14 serves of veggies per week had a 40% less chance of having a miscarriage than women who ate less than 7 servings of veggies each week. A serving of veggies is equivalent to a cup of salad or half a cup of cooked veggies. Veggies are rich in fibre, folate and vitamin C, all of which are protective for you so it’s just another reason for your greens!
5. Dairy products
A UK study found that daily consumption of dairy products during pregnancy can reduce miscarriage by 30%. And, it’s not the only study, milk and cheese, in particular, be particularly good at reducing the risk of miscarriage. The women who included a 40g serving of hard cheese each day had halved their risk of having a miscarriage compared to women who didn’t eat cheese. So, try grating some parmesan through your salad or put a slice of tasty into your roll at lunchtime, but avoid butter because women who consumed it the most had double the risk of miscarriages as the women who consumed it the least.