Monday, 8 April 2013

What to eat during pregnancy in India?

The diet must have a healthy mix of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products. Some pregnancy super foods are:

Vegetables and fresh fruits: spinach, ladyfinger, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower and other green vegetables must be included in the diet alternately while monitoring the vitamin A intake. Brinjals, onion, celery, papaya, garlic and ginger must be avoided. Fruits to eat during pregnancy in India banana, black grapes, apricots, ripe mangoes and dates. Berries are also hugely beneficial as they are packed with Vitamin C, folate, potassium and healthy fiber. Raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are great fruits during pregnancy which can be eaten as snacks or used as delicious toppings with cereal or pancakes.

Whole grains and pulses: dals, nuts, pulses and whole grains are sources of protein and a wide variety of these must be included in the diet. They become especially important if the mother-to-be does not eat meat.

Milk and dairy products: an important part of Indian food to eat during pregnancy is milk, yoghurt, buttermilk, cheese, cottage cheese which is high on calcium, vitamin B12 and protein.

Liquids: water is essential to keep the pregnant woman well hydrated. About 8 to 10 glasses of water must be drunk each day. Apart from this, coconut water, fresh fruit juices, buttermilk and herbal tea must be included in the diet. Cut down on caffeine-containing products like coffee, tea and colas.

Items made of whole grains and rice like paratha, poha, upma, Dalia, thepla, pulao and murmure are easy to digest and nutrient rich, so they must be included in Indian diet during early pregnancy. Read More...

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  1. Its very important for a for a pregnant lady what to eat she has to eat for her child and herself

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