Sunday, June 2, 2013

Garbh Sanskar:Food To Eat: Part VII

Perhaps the thought of carrying someone inside you , gives you the opportunity eating double, So an extra pizza , a big burger or a big chocolate daily is a logic tactic for some pregnants..Bad for you, a pregnant just need a little more extra food and only during second and third period.

The baby's brain always needs healthy eating habits mainly during the final period. The brain essentially has higher growth spurt in the third period when compared to the rest of the organs. It is therefore the best time for eating proteins, omega-3 fatty acids and calories as they make sure about optimum development of the brain.


  • Eat whole grains Whole grains are nutritious and rich in fibre. They are easy to digest and are low in calories too.
  • Low fat cheese is low in calories and rich in calcium. Moreover, it doesn't have bacteria that leads to infections or diseases.
  • Carrot, beet and fruit juice can be really healthy and nutritious during pregnancy.
  • Carrots are rich in vitamin C. It is good for the body and skin as well. So, if you want to maintain your glowing skin during pregnancy, have this food.
  • Apple, banana, oranges, lime, pears and other such fruits are healthy. You can have these fruits whenever you feel like munching something.
  • Salads are fresh, nutritious and healthy too. They are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Moreover, this food is filling and low in calories
  • Choose foods high in fiber that are enriched such as whole-grain breads, cereals, pasta, rice, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Choose at least one good source of vitamin C every day, such as oranges, grapefruits, strawberries, honeydew, papaya, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, green peppers, tomatoes, and mustard greens.
  • Choose at least one good source of folic acid every day, like dark green leafy vegetables
  • Choose at least one source of vitamin A every other day. Sources of vitamin A include carrots, pumpkins,spinach, apricots, and cantaloupe.
  • Eat at least three servings of iron-rich foods per day to ensure you are getting 27 mg of iron daily.
  • Eat and drink at least four servings of dairy products and calcium-rich foods a day to help ensure that you are getting 1000-1300 mg of calcium in your daily diet during pregnancy.
  • Make sure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals in your daily diet while pregnant. You should take a prenatal vitamin supplement to make sure you are consistently getting enough vitamins and minerals every day. Your doctor can recommend an over-the-counter brand or prescribe a prenatal vitamin for you.
  • Drink at least eight glasses of water each day because dehydration can be interpreted as hunger causing the ingestion of unnecessary Calories.
  • Choose foods that are high in fiber, low in fat, and low in sugar because fatty foods can make you feel tired, and sugary foods can spike insulin.
  • Nuts are chock-full of important minerals (copper, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium, and even calcium) and vitamin E. And even though they're high in fat, it's mainly the good-for-you kind — especially baby- brain-boosting DHA, which is found in walnuts. So in a nutshell, go nuts with nuts  and toss them into salads, pasta, and baked goods.


  • Pregnant women should avoid drinking carbonated drinks like soda or cold drinks. It leads to gas and is also rich in calories.
  • Frozen foods are not organic and has too much salt that can be unhealthy for the body.
  • Avoid Packaged Noodles:They are easy to cook fast food. But pregnant women should avoid it as it is high in salt, calories and difficult to digest too.
  • COFFEE:Caffeine is the worst thing you can give your baby's delicate nervous system, which is still developing. Caffeine during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight, even with abortion.

Take care of your unborn baby

The sole purpose of these blogs is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, prevention or cure of any disease. If you have any serious, acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained doctor/health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained Ayurvedic expert, call us or e mail.
Dr Unnati Chavda
(Promoting pregnancy wellness)

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