Diet for a healthy pregnancy

Diet for a healthy pregnancy

Should I eat differently now I’m pregnant?

Now that you’re a mum-to-be, it is important to eat well. This will make sure you get all the nutrients you and your developing baby need.

If your diet is poor to begin with, it is even more important to make sure you have a healthy diet now. You need more vitamins and minerals, especially folic acid and iron.

You need a few more calories during your pregnancy as well. Getting your diet right for pregnancy is more about what you eat than about how much. Limit junk food, as it has lots of calories with few or no nutrients.

Eat a variety of foods from these different food groups each day:

  • Milk and dairy products: skimmed milk, yogurt/curd, buttermilk (chhaach), cottage cheese (paneer). These foods are high in calcium, protein and Vitamin B-12. Talk to your doctor about what to eat if you are lactose intolerant.Read More

 

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