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Nutrition Tips To Follow During Pregnancy

During pregnancy it is important to follow a rich nutrition chart as it can help to make your foetus grow. The food you consume when pregnant will help in the foetus's growth, which is why following this nutrition chart is a must.

Adding certain foods to your daily diet will also help to prevent certain pregnancy problems like fatigue, nauseousness, weakness and weird food cravings too.


Pregnant women should make it a habit to consume these vitamins and nutrients in a natural form rather than opting for allopathy which might have side effects on the growing baby in your womb. Look at some of these nutrition tips to follow during pregnancy.

Folic Acid - This is one of the most important vitamins you need when your pregnant. Absorb as much folic acid from foods like lentils, bananas, spinach, sprouts and leafy vegetables. These foods also provide you with an immunity boost which is needed at the time of pregnancy.

Calcium - Another nutrient which is needed during pregnancy is calcium. It helps in the growth of nails, formation of bones for then child growing in your womb. On the other hand calcium is needed for the mother too, so absorb as much calcium you can from highly nutritious foods like sesame seeds, almonds, brocolli and milk.

Protein - If your a non-vegetarian consume lean meats like turkey and chicken as they are healthy to eat when pregnant. If not, you can add high protein foods to your diet like soyabeans, chickpeas, lentils, spinach, wheat germ etc.

Vitamin B12 - This is another vitamin you need to add to your daily diet. Vitamin B12 helps in brain growth for the foetus, so make sure you add foods like seaweed and cereal to your breakfast meal.

Vitamin B6 - Walnuts, almonds, tomatoes, cauliflower and bananas are high in vitamin B6. Simply make one of these foods a part of a healthy snack for you and your foetus.

Vitamin E - Another vitamin which is much needed during pregnancy is vitamin E. You can binge in mango, peanuts, avocado, sunflower seeds to get your source of vitamin E.

Vitamin C - Most of the citrus fruits contain this vitamin. This is an important nutrition during pregnancy as it helps to curb infections and keeps diseases that are harmful at bay. Fruits like oranges, kiwi, red pepper, and other vegetables should be a part of your meal.

Vitamin D - The best way to get vitamin D in your body is with the help of sunlight. Early morning sun is necessary for your belly so simply take a walk in the morning to get your fair share of vitamin D.

Story first published: Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 19:04 [IST]