Hope you have fun reading this A to Z Pregnancy guide. Here presenting the Pregnancy Digest to solve all your queries about Pregnancy. In this part of Pregnancy Digest, you will read about proper & nutritional diet aka well-balanced diet that should be taken during pregnancy.Jubilant Yourself with the Healthy Diet for Pregnancy
What is the ideal diet for pregnancy?
The ideal diet for pregnancy should be healthy, light, nutritious, easily digestible and rich in protein, minerals, carbohydrates, fibers, and vitamins.
The healthy diet for pregnancy should be adequate to provide:
- Good maternal health
- Optimum Fetal growth
- The strength and viability required during labor
- Successful lactation
What is the importance of Diet during Pregnancy?
It’s very important to intake healthy diet for both of you and your baby. Eating the food rich in nutrients is important for your baby growth. During pregnancy, there is increased calorie requirement due to increased growth of the maternal tissues, fetus, placenta, and increased basal metabolic rate.
How can I make my diet healthy?
Your diet chart should include well-planned meals rich in nutrients and at regular intervals. You must intake 50% fruits and vegetables and 50% whole grains and a protein-rich meal including the dairy products as well. This is the time to make healthy choices in terms of food.
What is The daily requirement during pregnancy and lactation?
The increased calorie requirement is to the extent of 300 over the non-pregnancy state during the second half of pregnancy.
The daily requirement during pregnancy and lactation is given in the table. This table gives you a rough idea about body nutritional requirement and is not an absolute recommendation. It is advice that You must concern your doctor before following it. The Dietetic advice should be given with due consideration to the socio-economic condition, food habits and taste of the individual.
Apart from this diet should include at least half a litre of milk, if not 1 liter ( 1 liter of milk contains 1 gm of calcium) plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits. The amount of salt should be sufficient amount to make the food tasty.
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Reference- D.C Dutta textbook of obstetrics.