Healthy diet and tips for pregnant women

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Medical Adviser
17 Nov, 2016

 

Healthy diet and tips for pregnant women

Pregnancy is a magical time, after all, there is a new life living in your womb. But did you know that pregnancy is also a time when you need to be extra careful about your diet? If you don’t take care of your nutritional needs, not only you but your baby would also suffer. You need to provide good nutrition for you and for your baby. The baby inside you gets all nourishment from you, so healthy diet is very important. Incorporate healthy foods like leafy greens, fresh fruits, dairy products, proteins, etc., to get requisite amount of calories.

 

  1. Iron helps to develop red blood cells and also prevents anaemia. Iron is important for better oxygen circulation to all parts of your body and also essential for your baby’s growth. Include foods like leafy green vegetables, beetroot, sprouts etc.

  2. Sesame seeds are loaded with folic acid, which is important for the proper DNA synthesis of the growing embryo and improves health of a pregnant mother.

  3. During first 3 months of pregnancy many women suffer from nausea. To avoid this drink ginger juice and eat toasts.

  4. Eat dry fruits as it has lots of fibre and eating them gives you instant energy. Raisins and dried figs satisfies sweet cravings and also prevents constipation.

  5. Simple stretching exercise is suggested as good exercise for pregnant women. Shoulder and neck rotation helps to mobilize the muscles and improves blood circulation.

  6. Avoid packaged food. There are higher chances of food poisoning when pregnant women consumes packaged food often because of how they are produced and stored. Even leftovers can cause food poisoning if it is not properly stored or reheated.

 

 

 

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