Bid Adieu To Pregnancy Stretch Marks By Following This Diet Schedule

Written by Dr. Taylor Bean

Increase Vitamin E Intake

Vitamin E ranks as the top most soluble vitamin skin moisturizer which essential in making it soft and supple to touch. Ensure you consume foods rich in vitamin E, such as broccoli, spinach, almonds, and peanuts.

Up Your Vitamin C Intake

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and promotes collagen production. It helps to deal with stretch marks. You can get vitamin C from foods including broccoli, fresh oranges, cranberries and strawberries.

Add Good Fats in Your Diet

Your skin requires good fats in coping with the tearing which occurs due to weight gain during pregnancy. Good sources of fats include vegetable oil and fish oil.

Consume Foods Rich in Vitamin A

Researches indicate that vitamin A helps to promote skin’s elasticity and assist in the fight against stretch marks. Potatoes, carrots, green leafy vegetables and lettuce are some of good sources of vitamin A.

Consume Foods Rich in Zinc

Zinc is essential in treating and preventing stretch marks. However, you should first consult your obstetrician before taking zinc supplements during pregnancy. Some alternative sources of zinc include fish (scallops and shrimp), sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and many nuts and seeds. Lamb meet is also rich in zinc.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is important in cleaning your body and elimination of toxins. It helps your skin cells too. By consuming plenty of water during pregnancy, your skin will stay hydrated and become less prone to stretch marks.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise is not only health for your body, but also for your skin. Exercise helps in making your skin firm and strong to withstand skin conditions such as skin stretching. Inquire from your physician about the best exercise routine that can be best fitting and safe for you and your baby.


Contributor : Dr. Taylor Bean (Consumer Health Digest)

This Article Has Been Published on January 13, 2015 and Last Modified on September 29, 2018

Dr. Taylor Bean is a Canadian Naturopathic Doctor located at Selkirk Naturopathic Clinic in Maple Ridge, BC. As a mother of 2 small children, she is passionate about helping women with common pregnancy complaints and raising healthy babies. In addition, she supports those with Lyme Disease, Autism, ADHD, digestive ailments and more with a blend of complementary and alternative medicine. Visit Dr. Bean on her Website and connect socially on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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