A Mediterranean diet 'could be good for pregnant women'

Pregnant women's health could be protected by incorporating aspects of a Mediterranean diet into their own.

Jo Taylor, midwife for UK baby charity Tommy's, explained there are many benefits of doing this, recommending eating a "good proportion" of fish, whole grains, vegetables and fruit, as well as swapping sugary snacks that are high in fat for healthier alternatives.

"Pregnant women are also encouraged to eat protein-rich foods such as lean meat and chicken and certain carbohydrates ... which are also important for sustaining energy levels during pregnancy," she remarked.

Her comments come after a new study from Spain indicated that women who do become more Mediterranean in their eating habits will have less difficulty falling pregnant in the first place.

Study researcher Dr Estefania Toledo explained that this diet may help to protect against type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. As such, those concerned about women's health may wish to do some research into Mediterranean diets.

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