Diet During Pregnancy!!
Is your pregnancy test positive? “Yes”! Many congratulations! It’s the time when you are supposed to get pieces of advice from your family, friends or relatives on what to eat and what not. After all, what a woman eats during this period is actually her baby’s main source of nourishment. So, why not provide your baby with the important nutrients which he or she needs for growth and development.
Are you confused about what to include in your daily diet? Do not worry; here we are giving you a sample diet chart which can help you get the key pregnancy nutrition.
Don’t ever think of skipping breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Try to include foods that can add calorie to your diet and fill you with energy and stamina. Eating a healthy breakfast not only make you feel energetic but also helps to restore your body’s blood sugar level after fasting for a night. Here is an example of a complete healthy breakfast.
- A bowl of oatmeal with a fresh fruit. Which fruits you can take? Well, Apricots, cherries, grapes, kiwi, apple, mango, pear, pomegranates and oranges are some of the good examples. Make sure the fruit you are eating is well washed and peeled.
- Do you love eating Pancakes and waffles? Don’t worry; you can still eat them. But choose the one made from whole grain flour.
- You can consume a slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter. If you are allergic to nuts, then go for plain butter instead of peanut butter.
- Drink a glass of low-fat milk or buttermilk. If you love oranges then you can prefer a glass of orange juice. Remember, if you are skipping milk in the morning then make sure your diet plan has a glass of milk at the evening in it.
In a day, it is important to have three proper balanced and nutrient enriched meals. So, never skip lunch either! Here are some examples of what you can eat during lunch!
- A bowl of creamy vegetable soup such as broccoli, corn, tomato or green peas soup.
- Try to include salads (green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach etc) in your lunch. Do not forget to wash the ingredients before making a salad.
- If you are non-vegetarian, then lunch time is the best for eating a plate of freshly prepared chicken wings, fish or meat at home. This nutritional lunch will help boost your energy level for the rest of day!
- Wait! Do you like to have only chicken salad? If so, then warm or boiled chicken is a perfect way to supply your body the protein to keep your tummy full.
- Do not ignore cooking oil you are using! Make sure your pantry has good and healthy oil for cooking.
So, it’s 4 in the evening! Do you feel hungry and want to have some snacks? If so, why to wait! Satisfy your hunger pangs in the evening time too with some of the following interesting food choices.
- A cup of roasted makhana.
- A bowl of fresh fruit chaat of your favourite fruits.
- A cup of dates, walnuts or almonds.
- Small packs of apricots and figs to enhance calcium and iron content of your body.
- Prevent dehydration by drinking a glass of fresh mixed fruit juice.
- Opt for whole-grain with low sugar contained granola bars.
- Homemade banana muffin using multigrain flour.
A new little life is developing inside your womb and not your belly fat. So, don’t pay attention to your increasing belly and think to skip dinner. Instead be on the dining table a little early for dinner. It will keep you feel light and healthy. Here are some options to choose for dinner.
- A bowl of baked beans or other fresh veggies.
- A bowl of vegetable soup.
- Any form of egg preparation.
- If you want to consume anything light from the lunch suggestions listed above, then don’t hesitate to go ahead. Just make sure you are not repeating the same meal this time to avoid feeling bored.
- Most importantly, have a glass of milk just before you go to bed.
Start making your pregnancy diet plan now! Although vitamin supplements can help fill small gaps, do not miss any chance to supply enough key nutrients to your body through healthy food choices. Eating healthy and balanced meals throughout the day are a good rule of thumb to ensure your daily nutrient’s requirements are met during pregnancy.
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