Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Diet for you,if you`re pregnant

The food that we eat daily differs a great deal with the food that women with pregnancy have to take because it directly affects the health of baby inside. So much care should be taken regarding the food that is taken at the time of pregnancy and the diet should contain more vitamins and nutrients that make the baby inside healthy. One of the best practices is to take a multivitamin daily. Regular health checkup and proper diet keeps mother and the child safe and healthy.

In this article I want to give some suggestions on diet that every pregnant woman can take.

Fruits and vegetables: These are the well known source of best diet anytime. Women with pregnancy can take 3 or 4 times fruits and vegetables. These contain abundant C vitamin which helps very much in developing gums and other tissues. C vitamin is rich in melons, oranges, papaya, tomatoes, cabbage etc. Fruits and vegetables contain iron and pulp that adds strength to the baby as well as the mother and also a rich source of vitamins.

Milk and milk products: Its always preferable to take dairy products that are having low fat like non-fat milk or milk with less fats, yogurt because these are rich in Vitamin A, D and B. It is also good to take cheese which contains calcium but it should be taken in fewer amounts because it contains fats. Dairy products develop disease resistance and helps in growth.

Non vegetarian products: Women with pregnancy can take cooked meat, poultry, eggs, fish 2 or 3 times a day but in limited quantities. It’s better not to take shark, tilefish, swordfish, dolphin which have large levels of mercury. The food should be cooked properly otherwise it may create some sickness. All these non vegetarian foods are rich in proteins and are very much helpful in growth and acts as building blocks of body. Proteins also build enzymes, hormones and antibodies against several diseases. For a fast growing of baby inside the mother’s womb proteins help very much. Non vegetarian foods also contain Vitamin B and iron which are very important in the development of red blood cells.

Water: Pregnancy women should take as much water as possible as it plays a crucial role during pregnancy. It is the main carrier of food to the baby and it prevents the baby from constipation, excessive swelling and other bladder infections. It prevents the baby from dehydration. Intake of less water is one of the reasons for early labor. Pregnant women can also take juices as source of water but they should have sufficient amount of water like watermelon, oranges etc.


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