Diet during Pregnancy
Posted on 15 February 2017
Diet during Pregnancy:-
The following diet is suggested as balanced diet for pregnant women during pregnancy
There is a immense need to eating good and balanced diet during pregnancy for healthy and fair child :
Right nutrition is important during pregnancy because your baby’s growth and development is dependent on your diet. The term “eat for two” is not true during pregnancy. Eating during pregnancy doesn’t mean over indulgence, but it means that you consume a wholesome, balanced diet to meet the increased nutritional requirement.
A compromised diet during pregnancy can lead to inappropriate weight gain, multiple nutrient deficiencies and pregnancy complications in mothers, while babies could be born with low birth weight and congenital malformations.
Results from NutriPlanet India, a study conducted in 2013, revealed deficiency of Iron, Folate, B12, Vitamin D and Vitamin A among pregnant women. Around 50-90 percent of pregnant women in India have iron deficiency – anemia. Low birth weight baby and maternal deaths are major consequences of anemia*.
It is important for you to consume a healthy balanced diet and take nutritional supplements along with pure saffron milk during night time as prescribed by your doctor for healthy and fair child.
Food guide pyramid
Choose a variety of foods from different food groups to make sure you’re getting a good balance.
Note: This reference food guide pyramid is for healthy pregnant women as provided by NIN. Kindly talk to your doctor about your nutrition requirements.