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International Health Insurance News: Pregnant women should 'choose fresh food'

Expatriates living in good climates could be at an advantage when it comes to accessing fresh, good quality food.

For mothers-to-be, this is likely to be especially beneficial as one specialist has urged pregnant women to eat more fresh produce.

Vicky Warr, specialist pregnancy fitness consultant for Mothercare, explained that a diet during pregnancy should include "coloured seasonal vegetables, salads, soups, stir fry's lean protein – fish, chicken and turkey, and a good old steak for iron".

She explained: "The baby inside's only source of nutrients is the mum's, so whatever mum eats passes down the placenta."

Expatriate health care customers can talk to their doctors if they are keen to get some extra advice on what to eat during pregnancy.

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The comments follow research from the University Of Bristol, which found that women who gain too much weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese in later life.

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