These are what Korean women eat during pregnancy

June 01, 2017
  • What Korean women eat for extra nutrients
    1 / 5 What Korean women eat for extra nutrients

    While most Korean women avoid the usual culprits like alcohol and raw fish when pregnant, they’re generally not too particular when it comes to things they can eat while pregnant.

    However, here are some foods they tend to load up on for extra nutrients.

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  • Mixed grain rice
    2 / 5 Mixed grain rice

    Unlike white rice that’s high on the GI scale, mixed grain rice is lower in sugar and higher in fibre.

    Plus, it provides for a lot of energy without all the calories for pregnant women who feel lethargic and need a little boost.

    Related: This is how you can eat healthier during pregnancy

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  • Sweet potatoes
    3 / 5 Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potatoes are a great source of healthy carbs. They’re loaded with fibre and add a little sweetness on days you’re craving something sweet yet savoury.

    Plus, they’re not difficult to prepare and you can make a variety of things out of them. From sweet potato mash to sweet potato fries!

    Related: What you should eat if you are planning to get pregnant

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  • Seaweed
    4 / 5 Seaweed

    High in iodine and fibre, seaweed helps pregnant women with breast milk production and can help with digestion, too.

    Related: Does drinking coffee affect chances of having a baby?

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  • Milk
    5 / 5 Milk

    This one is a no-brainer.

    Drinking plenty of milk is important for pregnant women. Your unborn baby can tap on  your bones for calcium needs and when you don’t get enough calcium in your own bones, you might develop complications later on.

    Related: What should you eat just before giving birth?

    This story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit for more.


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