Beans and Nuts

Beans and nuts provide various vitamins and minerals, such as folate, protein, and iron, as well as fiber which can help your digestion. 

You can eat all kinds of beans and nuts, unless of course you’re allergic to them or your doctor advises you otherwise.

What to eat:

  • Dried beans
  • Baked beans
  • Peas, such as Chickpeas
  • Beans, such as kidney beans, black beans, green beans, white beans, soy beans
  • Lentils 
  • Edamame
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Cashew nuts 
  • Almonds
  • Other nuts

What to avoid:

  • Unwashed beans and lentils

Good to know: The latest research has shown no clear evidence that eating peanuts during pregnancy affects the chances of your baby developing a peanut allergy.


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