Help your favorite mom-to-be celebrate this very special time in her life with our Healthy Pregnancy Sampler Gift Basket. The all-natural foods included will provide just what her body needs to meet the increased demands imposed by pregnancy as well as providing the nutrients needed to support the healthy growth and development of her baby.
Pregnant women require an increased intake of folate (folic acid), protein, calcium, fiber, vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin C, and iron. The foods we have chosen for this basket are rich in one or more of these properties to support a happy, healthy pregnancy.
The increased blood volume during pregnancy means that moms-to-be require iron-rich foods to keep healthy and energized. Some of our chosen iron sources include dried apricots and The Switch 100% Carbonated Fruit Juice.
A growing baby requires plenty of protein and calcium for proper brain and bone development. Folate (folic acid) is also required to help prevent birth defects. Our protein-, calcium, and folate-rich sources include bean soup, artichoke pesto and broccoli soup. The bean soup is also great because pregnancy can often cause constipation and, subsequently, hemorrhoids. The dietary fiber found in beans can help keep her digestive system healthy and regular.
Pregnancy can make a woman feel tired and run down--and this can make her more susceptible to colds and illness. To boost her immune system, we've included foods rich in vitamins with immune-boosting properties, namely, vitamins E, D, and C. For vitamin E, we've included Dr. Lankin's Awesome AlmondsŪ Flavored Almond--the other vitamins are found in items already mentioned.
Finally, pregnancy can include queasies as well as aches and pains. To ease nausea associated with morning sickness, we've included a delicious crystallized ginger that can ease the tummy. For relief from aches and pains, we've included dried cherries--which have been shown to be very effective (better--and safer--even than aspirin) at relieving pain. Cherries are also rich in vitamin C and contain melatonin, a natural way to get more restful sleep (something for which moms-to-be are desperate).
Our Healthy Pregnancy Sampler Gift Basket Includes:
Great for congratulating your favorite mom-to-be or as a birthday, holiday, or special occasion gift for a pregnant woman.