As its namesake suggests, morning sickness — that nauseated feeling many women experience during the first trimester of their pregnancy — tends to start in the morning and wear off as the day progresses.
Are you pregnant and dealing with morning sickness? The right foods can go a long way towards minimizing the nauseating feelings it induces:
Eat cold foods (such as raw fruit and vegetables, sandwiches and salads) as the scents that warm foods produce tend to induce nausea in those suffering from morning sickness.
Eat protein often. Try nuts, eggs, beans and low-fat meat.
Avoid becoming too full or too hungry by eating small meals as frequently as you need.
Consume ginger — in tea or in capsules — to calm nauseous feelings, but don’t exceed 1,000 mg per day.
Vitamin B-6 provides relief for many pregnant women, but don’t exceed 25 mg per day.
Drink plenty of clear liquids (water, soda water or mineral water) between meals. Many pregnant women find electrolyte and fizzy drinks to be particularly helpful.
Work peppermint gum or tea into your diet. Peppermint is cool, refreshing and has a soothing effect on the stomach.
What else would you add to the list? In your opinion, what are the best foods for morning sickness? Let us know in the comments!