How to get Enough Protein when Pregnant with Twins

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Protein is an important part of any pregnant woman’s diet, but is especially important for women who have become pregnant with twins. Protein is needed because it helps to build the cells of your babies’ body. Since you are pregnant with twins, it is important that you eat enough protein to accommodate both babies.

Pregnant women are suggested to consume around 70 grams of protein every day. However, women who are having twins should increase their protein even more than this. There are many foods that you can choose to consume in order to increase your protein intake.

Protein-is-an-important-part-of-any-pregnant-womans-dietThe first food to consider is beans. These are an excellent source of protein and can also increase other nutrients that your body needs as well. Foods like fish, meat and poultry are also filled with protein. You can also consume dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt and tofu. It is best to eat more than four servings of these types of foods on a daily basis.

If you are not getting enough protein, you will probably feel as though you are overly fatigued and may develop severe fluid retention. In addition to these issues you may find that you are losing weight or having infections. If you have any of these symptoms, make sure that you talk to your doctor about increasing your protein intake.

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