A nutritional guide for a healthy pregnancy
The moment you see the second line appear on a home pregnancy test or even the positive result from your lab reports, you are filled with a sense of joy, which can often turn to panic, with unease on what to do. When your family finds out you are pregnant, they instantly pull out a long list of dos and don’ts for you to follow.
When you are pregnant there are a few things you will need to take care of with regard to your diet.
Liquids: Include 3-4 litres of liquids in your diet every day. This can be taken as 2 litres of water, and the rest can be taken in the form of fresh fruit juices, soups, milk, tender coconut water, buttermilk, lassi, etc.
Cereals: Cereals are a rich source of energy. Having a good balance of cereals containing both simple and complex carbohydrates, will help meet your fibre requirements. Avoid consuming any instant cereals; Include varieties of rice, wheat, oats, and millets like ragi, jowar, bajra, etc.
Pulses: Pulses are a rich source of protein which will help meet some of your protein requirements. These include dhals, chole, rajma, etc. Sprouts are a great way of including pulses in your diet.