Pregnancy is a stage where everyone is cautious about their baby’s health. Women are too much worried about their child’s health. It is one of the most beautiful stages to be experienced. You are going to momma for first time and there are lots of first times coming in your life which are yet to be experienced. You care for everything from your workout routine to dresses you going to wear, then why not about nutrition?
During pregnancy you need more protein, calcium, vitamins, minerals and especially folic acid and iron. Women should gain between 11 to 16 kilograms by the end of nine months for a healthy baby.
We know it’s really hard to control your hunger for pizzas or foods that come in a box or a bag. But with them you should include these products in your daily diet for healthy pregnancy.
- Green vegetables and fruits
These are major providers of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They can in form of juice, frozen, fresh or dried. Eating fruits produce higher nutrients content in your body. Instead juice prefers frozen and dried fruits. They are good to your immune system.
- Whole Grains
Whole grains and cereals are fortified with folic acid and iron. They are richer in fiber. Whole grains include wild rice, cereals, pulses and nuts. These are good source of protein if you are a vegetarian. Whole grains are useful when taken daily and regularly.
- Dairy products
Yes, from our grandmother’s point of view dairy products give you and your baby a fair skin tone but doctors has more to say. Skimmed milk, yogurt/curd, buttermilk and paneer these foods are highly rich in calcium, vitamin B-12 and protein.
Fishes, lean meat and chicken are rich in concentrated proteins and B vitamins. These are good sources of amino acids and omega fats which are exceptionally good for your baby’s health and brain development. It also reduces level of anxiety in pregnant ladies.
Eggs contain a lot of quality and cholesterol that are essential for pregnancy. Eggs are rich in protein which not only fulfils your baby’s demand of protein but yours too. As said pregnant women have their own needs of proteins.
Black beans, white beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, chickpeas, black-eyed or soy beans add any of these in your diet to make it more nutritious. These are good resources of iron, folate, calcium and zinc. These are also rich in fiber which prevents you from constipation and hemorrhoids.
We have a small tip for you,
“Sleep on your left side during pregnancy to avoid still-birth.
Left side lying aids blood flow to the baby, as the mother’s major blood vessels are unimpeded by a heavy womb”