Top 6 food to eat during pregnancy


by Vaishali Sudan Sharma updated on October 29, 2014

Pregnancy Food

Pregnancy is one of the best years of one’s life. A new life growing inside mother’s womb is nature’s miracle. For me, it just reaffirms god’s existence. Not all of us go through a very pleasant journey though! For me, it was pretty bad. I lost weight in the first trimester. Well, it’s actually alright to lose weight that early in pregnancy but 5 kilos is a hell of a lot! Nevertheless, later, I made up for it and gained a healthy 16 kilos around my due-date.

I know that you must be fully aware of certain foods to avoid when you are expecting, so if you are wondering what food to eat when pregnant? Dont worry, I am sharing a pregnancy food list one MUST consume on the daily basis. Trust me, you will thank me by the end of it because these are the best food for pregnant women.

  1. Spinach: Boil it, make a salad, fill it in your chapattis, mix it with cottage cheese (paneer) or have a bowl of soup made out of it. Do whatever, but go dark green. This veggie is rich in folate, zinc, vitamins, fibre and iron which is much-needed during pregnancy.
  2. Beans & Lentils: Flavorsome and a great source of proteins. Besides, it has fiber which is a dear friend of a pregnant lady.
  3. Sweet Potatoes: A brilliant snack item full of vitamin C, folate, and fiber. Squeeze some lemon on top and sprinkle a hint of chaat masala to make it extremely appetizing.
  4. Dry fruits | Almonds & Cashews: Good source of vitamins and proteins respectively. Dried fruits & nuts if consumed on the regular basis also help in the prevention of constipation which tends to be a major issue in the first trimester. Besides, it strengthens baby’s bones and teeth. Also, helps in the smooth functioning of baby’s muscles and organs.
  5. Bananas: It is a wonderful fruit. Cures morning sickness. An excellent source of potassium, which keeps a check on blood pressure (BP needs to be normal for a smooth and Low-Risk pregnancy). If you don’t like the fruit as is, make a smoothie. It is yum-yum!
  6. Roasted chickpeas & Jaggery: These are MUST-EAT items during pregnancy. The mixture is rich in folic-acid and iron improves hemoglobin.Pregnancy food- Collage

 

 

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