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Your Healthy Pregnancy Diet: Top Nutrients

Zinc

Baby Benefits: Brain development.

Your Benefits: Necessary to grow and repair cells and produce energy.

Pregnancy RDA: 11 mg; don't exceed 40 mg

Best Food Sources: 

  • Cooked oysters, 3 oz -- 76 mg
  • Whole Grain Total Cereal, 3/4 cup -- 17 mg
  • Beef, 3 oz cooked -- 9 mg
  • Crab, 3 oz cooked -- 5 mg
  • Pork, 3 oz cooked -- 4 mg
  • White beans, 1 cup canned -- 3 mg
  • Yogurt, plain, fat-free,1 cup -- 2 mg

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Reviewed on July 07, 2012

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