Why is fibre important during pregnancy?

For pregnant women, dietary fibre is an essential part of a balanced diet. Having a healthy intake of dietary fibre can help to:

  • Keep your bowel movements regular
  • Prevent constipation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce pregnancy risks such as preeclampsia

The recommended daily intake of dietary fibre for women of childbearing age is 28g daily. Foods such as oat bran, whole wheat bread, whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts seeds, bananas, carrots and celery contain fibre.

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