Source: Science Daily
It turns out we should follow our parent's advice even when we're thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a study finding eating the traditional 'three-vegies' before pregnancy lowers the risk of premature birth.
Traditional vegetables are rich in antioxidants or anti-inflammatory nutrients, which have a significant role in reducing the risk of adverse birth outcomes.
Women depend on certain stored nutrients such as calcium and iron before conception, which are critical for the placenta and fetus tissue development.
Starting a healthier diet after the baby has been conceived may be too late because babies are fully formed by the end of the first trimester.