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Healthy Food For The Mum To Be #MommyFiesta

When pregnant you get to hear a lot of advice on what to eat & best food for you. Here is a guide on healthy diet during pregnancy. Eating nutritious meal is the best thing you can do to your baby. Healthy diet during pregnancy means having same vitamins, minerals and nutrients in a higher amount. If you already have a healthy eating habits, with these small changes you can ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Green veggies and Legumes

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Vegetables are full of nutrition, like spinach has iron; green turnip has calcium and carrots for vitamin. Add these greens into a sandwich or stir them into a soup. Lentils and dried beans are excellent source of proteins. They also have fibre, which helps in constipation. Broccoli is not only rich with nutrients like calcium and folate also has fibre and antioxidants.

Milk, yoghurt and cheese

Calcium requirement is increased during pregnancy. This daily need can be fulfilled by drinking more of non fat milk. Yoghurt and cheese are also good source of calcium and vitamin B12.

Fruits the energy packs

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Eating fresh fruits everyday helps you getting required vitamins and minerals. Bananas are rich source of potassium. Give yourself a boost by adding it in your breakfast as smoothie or slice it into your cereal. Oranges are full of vitamin C, foliate and fibre. It also helps you to meet your daily fluid needs. Dry fruit can be a tasty snack which is easy to carry.

Meat and Eggs

Including meat in your daily food helps you meet the iron requirement of your body. Eggs are the best protein source. Omelet with lot of chopped vegetables or a boiled egg can be added on to your quick meal.

Liquids

When pregnant more water intake is needed to keep you hydrated. Drink as much as water and liquids throughout the day.

Finally it is always advised to consult your doctor and dietician regarding any diet related query. By knowing these little facts you can enjoy your healthy pregnancy.

 

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Dr. Rashmi Bharath, a dentist by profession, has passion for writing.