When you are pregnant, you need to have a well balanced
and a healthy diet. Here are some tips on what you should eat during pregnancy
to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
When you are pregnant, you would like to
stay healthy and give birth to a healthy baby and it all depends on how you eat
and set your nutritional requirements throughout the pregnancy. An A to Z of
vitamin and mineral supplements are not the answer to a well balanced healthy
diet. You might be worried that you are not taking in the desired amount of
nutrition and the next worry for pregnant women is when they feel that they are
not feeling the hunger pangs as frequently as they might have read or been
What to eat during pregnancy
is a simple thing, there is absolutely no need to complicate it with inputs
from random sources. Get an appointment with your health care provider and
nutritionist and follow the diet chart recommended by them. Just take note that
you are including all essential minerals and vitamins
in your diet in their natural form as much as possible.
Given below are just some of the food
elements that should be a part of your regular diet
There are a variety of lentils to choose
from. Include them in your diet. All the varieties are high in protein and fibre
and tasty as well. So pack in a punch for folic acid, iron and vitamin B6. Use
your favourite seasoning and you can include them in your each meal especially
if you are a vegetarian.
This variety of fruit is loaded with
folic acid that is so essential for the development of the foetus’s
brain and nervous system. The other elements of avocados include vitamin B6 and
vitamin C and potassium. They are not only essential for the brain and tissue
development of the baby but also aid you to overcome the morning
sickness. A vital point to note here is
that avocadoes apart from being very delicious and healthy, are also high on
‘good’ fats, so you can go for second and multiple helpings of this fruit only
if you are not gaining weight as desired.
You can choose to take them as green
pods or in the form of soy milk or soy cheese. They are high in vitamin A, B,
calcium, folic acid and proteins.
This vegetable is abundant with vitamin
A, C and calcium along with folic acid. They help in the structural development
of the baby and take care of your calcium requirements as well. You can have it
in any way you like. Stir fried with chicken or seafood, or casseroles, or
steamed or baked with other veggies or in your bowl of crunchy salad.
They are high in vitamin A that aids the
development of the eyes, bones and teeth of the baby. They are also high in
vitamin B6 and C and fibres that can help you with the constipation issues that
you might be facing in your early pregnancy stages.
The normal egg that you have been
getting from the local grocery shops is still good, but these days there are
these DHA eggs available that are low in calories and high in protein. So they
make a good combination when you are thinking of a healthy pregnancy diet. They
are different in being naturally loaded with DHA which is a type of the
essential omega 3 fatty acids, which is the ‘good’ fat. It helps in the
development of the brain and retina of the eye of the foetus.
Finally, there are loads of other food
elements that should be a part of your diet when you are pregnant. Like nuts,
cereals and oatmeal. There is an assortment that is high in protein, essential
fat, fibre, potassium, zinc and calcium. All the seasonal veggies and fruits
should be a part of your diet. When you are not in a mood for munching, you can
blend some of them into a smoothie and have them in your breakfast or afternoon