What you eat every day, even before you’re pregnant, is important for your health and the health of your baby.

Expectant mothers require approximately 60 grams of protein daily, or approximately 5-7 ounces of lean NatureSource® Beef, to help maintain a healthy pregnancy. Protein, along with other essential nutrients in NatureSource Natural Beef, protects a mother’s health and gives her baby a great start.

— Proteins eaten during pregnancy increase infant birth weight and reduce susceptibility to infection during the first year of life.

— Iron helps to carry oxygen to cells and tissues and aids in brain development. During pregnancy blood volume increases by about 50%, so iron is even more important to help in building extra pounds of blood.

— Zinc is an essential nutrient transferred during breast-feeding that aids cell production, including brain development, in a growing baby.

Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Nutrition