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Question: Tell me the important foods in pregnancy

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Answer: Hello nutrients are most important during pregnancy for healthy development of your baby. e.g. Folic Acid, Protiens and Iron are most important nutrient Super Healthy Foods to Eat During Pregnancy 1. Soaked Almonds: Soak almonds overnight and eat the first thing in morning. 2. Beet Roots: For healthy levels of hemoglobins 3. Moringa Leaves: Super nutritious for Pregnant women. 4. Figs / Dates / Walnuts 5. Milk/ Yogurt 6. Millets like Ragi / Bajara / Jowar 7. Seeds: Chia Seeds and Makhana (Lotus Seeds) What Not to Eat During Pregnancy 1. Fish high in Mercury: Read more about fish during pregnancy here 2. Uncooked Eggs 3. Heavy to digest foods (raw sprouts etc) / Junk Foods / Foods having MSG / Canned foods / Aerated Drinks 4. Unpasteurized Dairy Products Typical Healthy Diet Plan During Pregnancy Breakfast at around 8 am: Drink: 1 cup of milk orl 1 cup of fruit juice Must: 3-5 almonds soaked overnight, Any 1 to 2 servings of 2 slices of whole wheat bread with butter or as a sandwich, oatmeal with dry fruits and/or fresh fruits, corn flakes with dry fruits and/or fresh fruits, healthy salads like: boiled sweetcorn with red bell pepper and lightly cooked broccoli, baked potato. Indian Menu: Lightly cooked sprouted moong beans, poha, veg upma, whole wheat sheera with dry fruits, whole wheat sevaiyan, veg vermicelli upma, veg stuffed paratha, idali-sambhar, dosa-sambhar, moong dal dhokla, raggi porridge, thalipith of multigrain atta and vegetables, mixed dal and vegetable daliya. Non veg: Boiled egg/omlet(Important note: make sure eggs are thoroughly cooked) Light snack at around 10 am: Coconut water, low fat cottage cheese, oatmeal cookies, healthy laddoo(e.g. dryfruits coconut), banana, figs or any fruit, lassi, fruit lassi, veg soup Lunch at around 12-1pm: Veg soup, salad, one bowl curd, dal, rice, sabzi/curry, chapatti. (Leafy green vegetable is a must) Dinner at around 7-8pm: Easy to digest salad, dal, rice, chapatti, vegetable subzi/curry Before sleeping at around 10pm: 1 cup of Milk with date syrup/protein powder . *Consume these food items daily: 2-3 walnuts, almonds soaked in water over night, banana/fig, spinach/fenugreek, raggi, sprouted beans sp. Moong * Ghee has DHA, its good for your baby but remember to limit daily intake. * If you are a non-vegetarian then include these items (well cooked) in your diet regularly: Eggs (one daily), omega 3 fatty acid rich fish like Salmon/Rawas/Rohu , Chicken liver, Mutton liver. *Replace sugar with jaggery wherever possible. *Replace spicy pickles and spicy chutneys with healthy chutneys (with nearly no chilly) like coconut + garlic , sesame + garlic, Kaarale/Khurasani (thistle seeds ), Jawas (Flax seed) garlic-onion chutney * In case you have morning sickness or nausea then have these: Lemon, ginger, herbal tea (peppermint tea), fennel seeds, Amla Having food at the right time is as important as having balanced, nutritious food. Make a suitable diet plan for yourself and stick to it. Having a variety of vegetables and fruits can cover your nutritional need better. you should always consult your doctor before making drastic changes in your diet during pregnancy. Also you might have or develop allergy for certain foods during pregnancy for which you want to be careful. Enjoy your pregnancy days with healthy foods
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    Rk_rajpoot 03211050 days ago


Answer: Hello, I'm happy to help. Few of the foods to eat when you are pregnant are : Dairy products. Sweet potatoes Eggs Broccoli and dark, leafy greens. Berries Dried fruits and Whole grains. Consume whole grains like whole wheat chapatti, brown rice, oats, whole meal bread etc. Include at least 2 to 3 servings of protein rich foods like milk and milk products, egg, pulses, dal, chicken, fish etc. Take care.
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