DIET IN PREGNANT WOMEN IN FIRST TRIMESTER
The months of trying and fretting over conception are finally over and you can now feel part of that magical world of new parents:
Once you are pregnant, it is rather important you eat the right type of food, in right quantity, and right intervals, to ensure a healthy mother and a healthy foetus. A balanced diet, containing low carbs, high proteins, necessary vitamins, minerals, micro nutrients and antioxidants along with fats in moderate amounts is what very pregnant mother should look forward to.
Even though your doctor might have prescribed folic acid pills/supplement you still need to include folate rich foods in your diet. Foods rich in folate include enriched white rice, cooked lentils / cooked spinach, chick peas, oranges, broccoli & eggs.
Vitamin B6 is important during the first trimester as it can inhibit nausea and vomiting. Rather than taking medicines include vitamin B6 rich foods like whole grains/walnuts/bananas jowar in your pregnancy diet.
If you can digest it, milk is a wonderful source of protein, vitamins, calcium, water, healthy fats and fortified vitamin D, Dairy products like curds and yogurt can add variety to your meal.
Fruits are rich in vitamins, antioxidant, fibre and water content. They are a perfect recipe for healthy pregnancy.
Iodine rich diet like eggs, cow’s milk ,strawberry ,walnuts to ensure proper mental development of the foetus
Tips for a healthy pregnancy:
- Aim for 5-6 meals per day
- Eat when you are hungry & stop when your full
- Select fruits & Vegetables from different colours of the rainbow,
- Aim to eat all recommended groups.