Protein puck for pregnancy

Posted by Team Puck on October 2, 2019

Protein Puck for Pregnancy

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Photo by: Lauren Giuffre

 

Can food choices help to promote a healthy pregnancy for both Mommy and her future baby?  Certainly!  But what about Mom’s on the go, needing a healthy snack or meal replacement as she attends to her busy, active schedule?  Enter the Protein Puck, where an active mother to be can find a healthy snack and meal replacement alternatives, that promote a healthy pregnancy in the following ways:

 

Benefit Number One:  Pumpkin Seeds

 

  1. Aids in production of RBC’s (carry 0-2).   Second highest iron content after sesame seeds.
  2. B Vitamins. High levels of energy production.  (energy needs are higher during pregnancy).
  3. Most important B vitamins during pregnancy (help to prevent neural tube defects).  1 oz. of pumpkin seeds = 16 mg of folate.
  4. Aids in production of DNA and helps fuel rapid cell growth (occurs in developing baby).  ½ oz of pumpkin seeds = 1.1 mg of Zinc.  A Pregnant woman should have 13 mg of Zinc per day.  Zinc deficiency may be linked to low birth weights, toxemia and even miscarriages.
  5. Healthy Fats. Plant proteins and other ingredients in the Puck offer a good source of healthy, unsaturated fats.  Omega 3’s boost the baby’s brain activity and development.

 

Benefit Number Two:  Sunflower Seeds

 

  1. Provide a rich source of folic acid.
  2. Vitamin E- antioxidants that can battle toxins and harmful radicals.
  3. Iron
  4. Zinc
  5. Potassium
  6. Magnesium – Help to stabilize sugar levels.
  7. Help to strengthen your immune system.
  8. Phosphorus- Helps baby’s bones to develop and strengthen.
  9. Fiber – Helps with digestion, which can become a challenge as the baby grows.

 

Benefit Number Three:  Flax Seeds

 

  1. Can help prevent future metabolic disease and promote health as the baby grows.
  2. Offer two important fatty acids: Omega 3 fatty acid and linoleic acid.
  3. Helps to relieve pregnancy constipation.
  4. Can help to control blood sugar levels.

Topics: Nutrition, health, Pregnancy, Plant Based Protein