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I'm 2 month pregnant please tell me diet plans

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| Aug 03, 2019

hi Sonu Sharma !There are some key nutrients that the body requires during the first trimester. Folic Acid: is required for the development of nervous system, blood formation and it also has a positive effect on birth weight of infants. You can get your dose of folic acid by including wheat germ, pulses, nuts, green leafy vegetables especially spinach, oranges, fresh beans in your diet. To add green leafy vegetables in your daily diet (good source of all the above nutrients) you may include any one of these recipes/dishes in your daily diet- saag, green soup, green roti, green raita, green chicken, green dhokla/green idli. (Boil leafy greens, blend and use them to make different batters and doughs). Iron-rich foods: are necessary for foetal growth, expansion of mother's tissues and for the growing volume of blood which in turn supply nutrients to the foetus. For non-vegetarians organ meats and eggs help in providing iron. For vegetarians, iron-rich foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, such as mustard greens, chulai, mint, methi, and bathua are good sources of iron. Other sources include soybeans, lobia, lentils, whole wheat dalia, riceflakes and fruits such as watermelon, raisins and nuts like pistachio. If you eat foods that contain vitamin C at the same time as these foods, it will help your body to absorb the iron from the meal. You could have a glass of Vitamin C rich fruit juice with your meal. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) helps tackle nausea, a common problem faced in pregnancy. Eating wholegrains, especially cereals and legumes, wheat bran, wheat germ, dried yeast, nuts, seeds, leafy vegetables, and meat and egg helps in meeting your B6 requirements. Water and fluids Pregnancy doesn't change your daily requirement of 8-10 glasses of water per day. In addition to this, make sure you include some healthy drinks like tender coconut water, buttermilk and fresh fruit juice, to always stay hydrated.

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