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What foods should I consume for breakfast when Im pregnant ?

Asked On : Tue, 22 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. Now that you are pregnant, you need to eat well. 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, buttermilk, paneer. These foods are high in calcium, protein and Vitamin B-12.
• Cereals, whole grains, daals, pulses and nuts : these are good sources of protein if you do not eat meat. Vegetarians need about 45 grams of nuts and 2/3 of a cup of legumes for protein each day. One egg, 14 grams of nuts, or ¼ cup of legumes is considered equivalent to roughly 28 grams of meat, poultry, or fish.
•Vegetables and fruits: these provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
•Meat, fish and poultry: these provide concentrated proteins.
•Fluids: Drink lots of fluids, especially water and fresh fruit juices. Make sure you drink clean, filtered water. Carry your own water when out of the house, or buy bottled water from a reputed brand. Most diseases are caused by waterborne viruses. Go easy on packaged juices as they have a very high sugar content.
• Fats and oils : Ghee, butter, coconut milk and oil are high in saturated fats, which are not very healthy. Vanaspati and Dalda are both high in trans fats, which are as bad for you as saturated fats. A better source of fat is vegetable oils because these contain more unsaturated fat.
Answered: Wed, 10 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale's  Response

In pregnancy you need to take 15% extra alories /day. -in form of proteins. vitamines & minerals .(About 300 to 400 cal. extra)

You should have multiple small servings (every3.5 hrs)each one with salads/fruits

Protein (25% ) from veg sourse- mixed dals,milk&milk products,soyabean+ vit. B12 tablet

Nonveg-eggs,chicken. mutton(with lesser spices),fish

Carbohydrates(60%of total calories)-mostly from compound carbohydrates

Fats(15% of total calories)-From edible oils.

Omega 3 fatty acids -salmon/trout fish, soya bean oil,rapseed oil, walnut.

Vegitables/salads/fruits /sprouts/honey/curd/lemon like fruits -for vits &minerals

PLenty of water(10 -15 glasses of liquid+water in a day.)

30 gms of fibers in a day-by eating food in natural (unprocessed form)

FOOD TO AVOID-junk food,ready to eat food, stale food, food available on open stalls,uncooked egg, half cooked nonveg .

AVOID contact with raw meat

AVOID eating cut &decorated salads

avoid eating ready made ice candies/icecerames/cold drinks.

Eat well to nurish your baby well,aviod overeating.
thank you.
Answered: Wed, 10 Aug 2011
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