7 Foods To Include In Your Diet During Pregnancy

Karishma Govil , 21 Aug 2018
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Pregnant Women Eating Food | Image Source: www.shutterstock.com

When you hear our Indian uncles and aunties ask “Good news hai?”, you know they’re asking about pregnancy. And if you’ve just learnt that you’re preggers, people will tell you all sorts of things and share their expertise in the matter. So, to help you through this beautiful experience, we’ve got you a list of foods that you might wanna include in your diet. Here they are.

1. Dairy Products

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Milk (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

It is said that dairy has proteins and calcium that is good for a growing fetus. This is, of course, if you’re not lactose intolerant.

2. Eggs

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Eggs (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

An egg is a superfood that is packed with many minerals. It is a great source of choline that helps in brain development and health.

3. Green Vegetables

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Green, leafy vegetables are extremely essential for a growing baby. They contain fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, calcium, iron, folate and potassium.

4. Water

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Water (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

It’s really important to stay hydrated during pregnancy as the baby takes up most of your water retention. This may leave you dehydrated that eventually weakens the body and can also cause constipation.

5. Bananas

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Banana (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

As all the nutrients are required for the baby to be formed, it could cause the mommy to get weak. Bananas are loaded with potassium that provides her with a lot of energy.

6. Whole Grains

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Grains (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Whole grains contain fibre, vitamins and plant compounds that are required for a wholesome and nutritious diet for pregnant women.

7. Citrus Fruits

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Orange (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Citrus fruits like oranges and limes are packed with vitamin C that is good for skin, hair and immunity that protects a pregnant woman from sickness.

So, if you’re expecting soon, adding these things to your diet could help you stay energized. Of course, if you have any allergies, please contact your physician before you make any changes to your diet.

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