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PREGNANCY – WHAT TO DO !

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If your diet is poor to begin with, it is even more important to make sure you have a healthy diet now. You need more vitamins and minerals, especially folic acid and iron.

You need a few more calories during your pregnancy as well. Getting your diet right for pregnancy is more about what you eat than about how much. Limit junk food, as it has lots of calories with few or no nutrients.

A pregnant woman needs to ensure that her diet provides enough nutrients and energy for her baby to develop and grow properly, and also to make sure that her body is healthy enough to deal with the changes that are occurring.

For a healthy pregnancy, the mother’s diet needs to be balanced and nutritious – this involves the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, and consuming a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. If you are pregnant and your diet may be impacted by ethical beliefs, religious requirements, or health conditions, you should check with your doctor

The healthy Indian Diet for the women who are expecting:

Indian Diet Plan For Pregnancy

FOOD ITEM CALORIE (KCAL) PROTEIN (GMS ) NUTRIFACT
Early Morning : (7.00 AM)
Rose flavored Milk(1 glass) 150 4 Milk Is the best way to start your day, It will cool the acid rush down, and the nutrients in milk will be are absorbed better on empty stomach
Wheat Rusks(2 pieces) 50 2 Dry Carbs in the Morning helps in relieving Morning Sickness
Soaked Almonds (6 pieces) 50 4 It is a good souce of protein and omega 3 acids
Dates (2 pieces) 25 1 It helps in maintaining Ph balance in blood due to rise in blood volume
Breakfast (9.00 AM)
Carrot Stuffed Paratha

(2 medium size)

200 6 Carrots help in providing fiber , keeps you away from skin and digestion problem during pregnancy , and cuts on th risk of baby developing jaundice at birth.
Curd1 Soup Bowl(1 Soup Bowl) 75 4 curd Provides calcium, protein, Vit A and D very beneficial during pregnancy, And helps you enhance your mood during downs.
OR
Egg Omlette(2 No.) 160 10 Eggs are easy to make and best sources of proteins that helps in baby’s growth.
Toasted Brown Bread(2 slices) 100 3 Dry carbs Helps in relieving Morning sickness
OR
Vegetable oats upama (1 soup bowl) 250 3 Multi nutrients from veggies and good fiber to tackle constipation
11.00 AM
Apple / Orange / Pomegranate (1 medium size) 40 These fruits help in maintaining hydration and Ph balance in increasing blood volume.
12.00 PM
Coconut water / Lemonade (1 glass) 30 It Benefits in constipation, sluggish digestion, heart burn and urinary tract infections during pregnancy
LUNCH(1.30 PM)
Chapati / Phulka(2 no) 200 6
Dal tadka / Fish curry(1 soup bowl) 150 6 Fish helps in obtaining nutrients like pufa and mufa and good quality protein for development of the baby.
Palak Paneer(1 small bowl) 150 6 Spinach is rich in folic acid and iron and helps in maintaining healthy pregnancy.
Lemon Rice(1 small bowl) 100 2 Vitamin C from Lemon helps in taking care of the huge metabolic wastes produced in body during pregnancy.
sliced tomatoes(2 medium size) 40 Anti oxidant lycopene helps in taking care of metabolic wastes.
2.30 PM
Buttermilk(1 glass) 40 1 Helps in hydration and heart burn
4.30 PM
Tea(1 cup) 50 2
cheese chilly toast(2 slices) 150 4 cheese has good calcium and protein which helps in growth of baby. It also helps in formation of smooth stools, which helps relieve constipation.
6.00 PM
Roasted chana(Handful) 50 1 good protein and iron content for heamoglobin formation
Jaggery( small pieces (15 gms )) 25 Its iron content helps in increasing heamoglobin with increasing blood volume.
OR
Dry fruit chikki (made in gurr )(4 small pieces) 100 2 Good combination of iron and protein
7.30 PM
Vegetable soup / Chicken soup(1 soup bowl) 125 2 —–
DINNER (8.00 PM)
Jowar / bajra roti with ghee (1 tsp )(2 medium size) 200 6 These grain are easy to digest and do not burden the system.
Mung dal and methi sabji(1 bowl) 150 4 good combination of protein and iron for baby’s growth
Kadhi / potato gravy(1 bowl) 150 3
jaggery(2 spoon) 25 Its iron content helps in increasing heamoglobin with increasing blood volume.
Koshimbir / salad(1 bowl) 50 2 Fiber helps in better digestion
Beetroot + carrot kheer(1 bowl) 150 6 Beet root and carrots increase heamoglobin and are ich in Vitamin A and other essential nutrients that helps in growth of the baby.
10.00 PM
Milk(1 glass) 150 4 Along with good nutrition, a glass of warm milk at bedtime helps in getting a good night sleep.
2 dates (2 pieces) 25 1 It helps in maintaining Ph balance in blood due to rise in blood volume
TOTAL 2600 77

This articles is made by highly professional gynecologists but it is optional and recommendations should be seek before consuming it.

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Ranjana Mishra
Ranjana is a MSc. in Life Sciences (Bio-Chemistry) and is presently pursuing Phd. in Bio-Molecules. She is in the Products Research & Development Department in Herbalage and had got immense knowledge on Health & Diseases which she is sharing with us via her articles.
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