22 Nutritious Foods to Eat in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy (Video)

  1. Vitamin A: It helps your baby’s bones grow and supports her vision and skin. Too much vitamin A can be harmful, as the liver stores excess amounts. You will get required vitamin A from food and prenatal vitamins.

    The best sources include:

    • Fish
    • Carrots
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Dairy products
    • Cantaloupe
    • Spinach
    • Fortified cereals
  2. Vitamin B12: It keeps your nervous system strong and helps build red blood cells.

    Also Read: 9 Foods to Eat During the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

    The best sources include:

    • Eggs
    • Fish
    • Poultry
    • Dairy products
    • Plant milk, such as soy, almond, oat, cashew, and coconut milk
    • Tofu
  3. Choline: It helps your baby’s brain development. It’s important to get choline from your diet because it is not found in most prenatal vitamins.

    The best sources include:

    • Milk
    • Fish
    • Eggs
    • Peanuts
    • Chicken
    • Kidney beans
    • Quinoa
    • Soy products
  4. Whole grains: They are a good source of fiber, energy, and carbs. All of these things ease constipation.

    The best sources include:>

    • Brown rice
    • Oats
    • Quinoa
    • Barley
    • Bulgur/ Cracked Wheat/ Dalia
    • Whole-grain bread and cereal
    • Whole-wheat pasta

Note: Fish that contain high levels of mercury should be avoided.

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