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Pregnancy Care Tips: What to Eat and What to Avoid During Pregnancy

In this Article

1. Introduction
2. Foods to eat during pregnancy
3. Protein-rich foods
4. Dairy products
5. Bread and grains
6. Foods to avoid during pregnancy
7. List of fruits and vegetables to avoid
8. How many fruits should you eat
9. Take away

 What to eat during pregnancy : Pregnancy and giving birth is a very sensitive and emotional journey of every woman. Having a healthy diet is as sensitive as giving birth. Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is very crucial, as any lacking in nutrients will equally affect the mom and the baby’s development. Pay close attention to what to eat and what not to eat during pregnancy is essential because there are foods that need to be consumed on a regular basis, rarely and a few that are to be avoided.

Foods to eat during pregnancy

Consuming a variety of food throughout the day that is nutritious for both mom and baby is a must. Fruits that are rich in folic acid, vitamin C are important as folic acid prevents neural tube defects. Now fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C are lemons, oranges, grapes, broccoli, sprouts, etc., folic acid-rich foods are legumes, black beans, and green leafy vegetables.

Protein-rich foods 

Food that includes protein, Vitamin B, iron must be taken into the diet. Foods like meat, beans, fish, and eggs. Iron-rich foods help to carry oxygen to the baby which prevents weakness in the child. 

Dairy products

Dairy products contain extra protein and calcium which is vital for the healthy growth of the fetus. Food rich in calcium is cheese, yogurt, cream soups, and milk. It is also found in green vegetables, seafood, beans, and dried peas, 4 servings for dairy is recommended. These foods are rich in magnesium, zinc, vitamin B and phosphorus that your body needs and they prevent complications like vaginal infection and gestational diabetes. 

Bread and grains 

Carbohydrates along with folic acid are also important to take in your pregnancy diet. Bread and whole grains are rich in folic acid and carbohydrates. It also produces fiber and iron to your body.We have a better option which is a mixture of all these nutrients! Well, it is 

“All in one bowl”

It is a porridge mixture which is for pregnant women and for lactation as it contains all the nutrients that provide a healthy mom and growing child. The ingredients contain sprouted black urad dal, sprouted fenugreek seeds, dry roasted garlic, sprouted wheat, and raw rice. This definitely reduces your tension of what to eat during pregnancy.

Sprouts, fenugreek is rich in protein, wheat and rice are rich in carbohydrates and the other ingredients are rich in iron and folic acid. Thus the mixture is the appropriate mixture for your healthy pregnancy diet.Let us look at the benefits of it 

  • Improves bowel movement hence improves metabolism and results in weight management.
  • Cures constipation issues
  • Good for skin and eyesight
  • Improves bone health
  • Reduces hair fall
  • Better fetus growth 

Our other porridge for better lactation is

 Breastmilk Increase Combo

ByGrandma’s Breastmilk Booster Combo has a porridge to help boost a mother’s breast milk production and one baby porridge mix that can supplement the mother’s milk.The porridge is a combo of two:
  • Baby Porridge Mix – Sprouted Ragi (for babies +6 months old).
  • ByGrandma Porridge Mix – Woman’s Magic Mix

Benefits 

  • Promotes skin and hair quality, boosts breastmilk production and slows down the indications of aging.
  • Its high calcium content develops strong teeth and bones. It also acts as a natural stress reliever and helps inhibit infections. Renews skin and hair quality, increases breast milk production and slows down the signs of aging.

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

It is important to have a healthy diet practice to have a happy pregnancy journey and healthy growth of the baby. But to your consideration, there are certain foods that need not be consumed by you during pregnancy due to medical issues. They include

  • Caffeine
  • Unpasteurised milk
  • Some types of fish
  • Alcohol
  • Pre-packaged salads
  • Raw Sprouts
  • Herbal teas
  • Canned foods
  • Street foods
  • Artificial sweeteners

List of fruits and vegetables to avoid 

This consumption restriction also includes fruits and vegetables like 

  • Pineapple
  • Papayas
  • Watermelon
  • Dates

How many fruits should you eat 

It is recommended by many dieticians to eat 2 to 4 servings of fruits and vegetables. You can have a variety of fruits and vegetable combo in your diet to reduce your boredom of having the same fruits and it is also healthy to consume different foods daily.

Take away 

Any complications you face or any changes in your health, never hesitate to consult your doctor. Because even a small complication or defect will affect your baby’s growth. Consult doctor’s advice for a better pregnancy and after giving birth life. 

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