A little inundated with what to eat and what not to eat advice during pregnancy? No worries! We’ve got you covered with a few pregnancy-related food queries.
Pregnancy comes with a lot of do’s and don’ts, especially when it comes to food. Healthy food choices are really important as it is the only source of nourishment for the growth and development of the baby. Your choice of food should be rich in proteins, vitamins, iron, and carbohydrates.
So here’s what you need to know.
Fruits & Vegetables
Pregnant women should focus on a high intake of fruits and vegetables, especially during the second and third trimesters. Citrus Fruits, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Dark leafy green vegetables are good sources of vitamin and are vital for the healthy growth and development of the baby. It should be kept in mind, that unwashed fruits or vegetables should not be consumed as they may be contaminated with bacteria.
Grains & Legumes
Whole grains like Barley, Brown Rice, Millet, Oatmeal, and Popcorn are rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamin E.
Black beans, Soybeans, and Kidney beans are an essential source of protein and carbohydrates that are to be added to the diet of a pregnant woman.
Dairy products such as milk, yoghurt, tofu, cheese, eggs are good dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D.
Protein-rich foods like meat, fish, nuts (peanuts, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, and almonds ) are a must in your meal during pregnancy.
Whether you are planning to get pregnant or already pregnant, no level of alcohol is safe.
High levels of caffeine intake can cause miscarriage, low birth weight, and difficulty in giving birth.
Raw or uncooked food
Any raw or uncooked food (mentioned below) is not healthy for the mother as it contains harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause food poisoning.
· Raw or uncooked poultry, sprouts, meat
· Unpasteurized milk, juice, or cider
· Any homemade desserts made with raw eggs
· Any cheese made from unpasteurized milk
Consult and seek advice from the best in the field Gynecologists at Shenoy Hospitals and ensure that the baby is getting the right amount of nutrients required for the proper growth and development. For Appointment & Emergency call 040-41519999.Share: