17 Superfoods for Moms-to-Be

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Barbie Broschart Cervoni on Apr 15, 2011 at 10:45AM

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17 Superfoods for Moms-to-Be

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Superfood: Broccoli

This crunchy cruciferous veggie is rich in folate, a water soluble B vitamin that helps to produce and maintain new cells. Pregnant women need about 400 micrograms of folate per day -- insufficient amounts can lead to birth defects like spina bifida. It’s important to note, though, that these foods aren't a replacement for your daily prenatal vitamin.

Alternate sources: spinach, kale

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