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Pregnant. Can I eat mango and papaya. FSuggest food that should be ate and that should be avoided

Mar 2013
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I am 13 weeks pregnant so can I eat mango , papaya now
or please suggest which food or fruit need to avoid

Posted Sun, 7 Jul 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 29 minutes later
Thanks for your query.
You can definitely eat the food or fruits you like.
Only do not eat anything in excess.
Everything in moderation is fine.
You should avoid canned foods, canned fish, raw salads etc.
Stick to home made meals.
Have small frequent meals.
Do not eat oily greasy or spicy food.
Take folic acid supplements.
Since it is summer, take a lot of liquids - plenty of water, buttermilk, nariyal pani, lemon based drinks, soups, fruit juices ( though whole fruits are better as they offer fibre also ).
Take light and easy to digest food. Do not eat too late at night.
Have a gap of 4 hours between dinner and sleeping, You can take a light snack or a glass of milk before sleeping.
include chicken, egg, curd, paneer, sprouts , whole wheat in your diet.
Have a variety of food instead of the same food everyday.
Do not stay hungry for prolonged periods.
If there is no high risk in your pregnancy, indulge in walking everyday.
Mango and papaya are not " hot " foods as per myth, but have everything in moderate amounts.
Take care
Feel free to discuss further.
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