The modern diet is full of processed foods, which are void of essential nutrition. Today, this diet contributes to the severity of morning sickness.
Processed foods are particularly deficient in Magnesium and Vitamin B6, two vital nutrients that play a large role in preventing nausea and discomfort during pregnancy. Magnesium levels are further depleted through profuse sweating (which is why you should soak with warm water instead of hot when using Magnesium flakes), prolonged periods of stress (like the nine months when you're pregnant), and through the excessive consumption of salt, coffee, alcohol, and soda (i.e., a bad diet).
How can you up your Magnesium and Vitamin B6 intake? Consume bone broth, almonds, and other foods to help Magnesium levels. To help with Vitamin B6 levels, look for chicken, turkey, asparagus, and broccoli. Eat more fatty foods. Fats help produce hormones, which are needed to support pregnancy, and bile, which is used in the body’s digestion process. Aim for healthy fats, like eggs, coconut oil, and butter. Finally, consuming ginger in the morning and before bed has helped a great deal of women.
Diet is an incredibly important component of battling morning sickness and supporting overall pregnancy health. With healthy habits, you can support your baby and your relief from morning sickness!