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Protein Source List

Your body uses protein to create skin, muscle, hair and bones.  In pregnancy we need a little more protein to ensure your body’s health as well as promote appropriate growth in the baby.  In pregnancy approx. 75-80 grams daily is suggested.  Adequate protein intake in pregnancy can help decrease nausea, reduce headaches, prevent feeling hungry all of a sudden, and reduce dizziness. Below are some great sources of protein.

Food ( serving size)

Chicken/Turkey (3oz)

Steak/Hamburger (3oz)

Pork (3oz)

Egg (1 Lg)

Shrimp (3oz)

Salmon (3oz)

Lobster (3oz)

Pinto Beans (1/2 cup)

Edamame (1.2 cup)

Peanut butter (1 Tbsp)

Almonds/pistachios/sunflower seeds (1 oz)

Greek yogurt (6oz)

Cottage Cheese (4oz)

Milk/Soy milk (1 cup)

String cheese (1 piece)

Protein Grams

25-28gm

26gm/22gm

22gm

6gm

20gm

22gm

16gm

11gm

9gm

7gm

6gm

18gm

14gm

8gm

6gm

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