Food for pregnant women should have higher priority to food quality rather than just chasing of the amount. And, eating large quantities does not guarantee that it is not at risk. Thus are according to research from the University of London.
The experts suggested that the food consumed by pregnant women is more controlled. They can make a healthy diet and controlling calorie intake. That way, the pregnant women would avoid the risk of premature birth, diabetes, to hypertension that can occur during pregnancy.
Meanwhile, experts at St Thomas Hospital London suggested that quality food should be consumed by pregnant women. For example, to eat meat, more recommended eat the fresh fish than eating poultry meat or red meat. Intake in fish is more beneficial. The need to eat of mother and baby inside is more fulfilled from the nutrients for the development of better pregnancy.
If you are food lovers of meat, should avoid eating red meat. Meat is in addition to increased risk of diabetes, also lead to increased stroke risk. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health stated that. According to Adam Bernstein, author of the study, the possibility of increased risk of stroke comes from the high content of fat and iron in red meat.
Safer, researchers suggest to eat poultry meat instead. Meat is thought not significant in causing stroke. According to Frank Hu, another researcher in this study, the research for 20 years, there have been cases of stroke in 1,400 men and 2,600 women linked the consumption of meat protein.
In this study, as quoted by Reuters, respondents were divided based on the amount of protein they consume each day. Protein sources that were analyzed consisted of red meat, poultry, fish, milk, and other sources.
The result, men who ate two servings of red meat, there is an increase risk of stroke by 28 percent. Who ate one-third servings of red meat, is lower than that figure. Meanwhile, for women who regularly eat two servings of red meat per day, the risk of stroke increased by 19 percent compared to eating less than half a serving. Read More