Tips for Diet in Pregnancy

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  • Eat small frequent regular meals. This will prevent acidity and heartburn. Do not skip a meal.
  • RAINBOW DIET – The key to a good dietinpregnancy is variation in foodstuff. The variation will make sure that you get the required nutrients in your diet.
  • Plenty of water – This prevents urine infection and constipation. It keeps the body hydrated
  • Remember in the first 3 months no extra calories are required. So do not overeat. Nausea and vomiting are common in this period. Natural foods like ginger will help.
  • Your diet should have plenty of fiber. You should eat fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. You can add choker and soybean atta to your roti flour.
  • Avoid colas, excessive tea, coffee and carbonated drinksinpregnancy and breastfeeding period.
  • No alcohol in pregnancy. Alcohol harms the baby and may cause birth defects in the baby.
  • Avoid raw or lightly cooked eggs, pre-packed meats, and soft cheeses.
  • Eat high-quality protein and complex carbohydrates.
  • Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables.
  • Choose healthy snacks and drinks during pregnancy.
  • Try to eat freshly prepared veggies. Reheating reduces the nutrition content of the food
  • Remember the food should be nutritious and easily digestible
  • You should avoid eating fast foodinpregnancy as it is high in calories but devoid of nutrition.
  • The food should be hygienically prepared and hence home cooked food is the best.
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