When it comes to pregnancy, there’s certain food items mommys-to-be are advised to nix from their palette — raw fish, for example. Soft cheeses, for another. For Khloé Kardashian, however, being with child is actually expanding her menu, as the momma-to-be is once again noshing on a food she typically avoids.
As the Revenge Body star’s nutritionist, Philip Goglia, revealed to People, the 33-year-old, who had previously nixed dairy from her diet, is reintroducing the staple in small doses. “She’s added a smidge of dairy,” Goglia revealed, adding, “She makes sure to have good, consistent eating patterns and exercise protocols.”
Though Kardashian has been doing great sans the food group she called her vice, losing 11 pounds in a month and seeing improvements in her skin and energy levels, as New York-based R.D. Jessica Cording explained to Delish, “Calcium is a very important nutrient during pregnancy.”
As she points out, though it IS possible to get calcium from non-dairy sources, including tofu, almonds, and dark leafy greens, dairy also provides things such as vitamin D, protein, probiotics, and other key ingredients that health expert Jennifer Wider tells the outlet are vital for developing “baby bones, teeth, muscles, nerves, and heart development” during pregnancy and in the breastfeeding stages.
Those with dairy allergies needn’t fret, however: Cording tells Delish that supplements, like prenatal vitamins, can also be helpful in supplying those necessary goodies.
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