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What is the ideal diet while pregnancy?

hi guys, recently my wife pregnancy is confirmed, what is the ideal diet for her?
Mon, 7 Feb 2011
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Hi pradeep IF ur wife is vegetarian, one should take extra care to ensure you have an adequate intake of two nutrients that are particularly important during pregnancy iron and calcium.The vegetarian diet during pregnancy can provide all the necessary vitamins, minerals, protein, and other nutrients that she needs.Her body requires a little more protein during pregnancy, and this is easily provided by following a healthy, varied vegetarian diet. Good sources of iron include: • pulses • bread • green vegetables • cereals Try to have some food or drink containing vitamin C, such as a glass of fruit juice, with any iron-rich meals as this helps your body to absorb the iron. Avoid drinking tea with iron-rich foods as this reduces absorption. If the iron level in your blood becomes low, your doctor will advise you to take iron supplements. The best sources of calcium are dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yoghurt. Aim to have three servings per day. Skimmed and semi-skimmed milk co
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dont gve a like pineapple ..dates ...papaya..kivi..dnt gve her like heaty foods ...
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Hi Man, with the increased requirement of all nutrients in wife's body it is important to eat a well balanced diet. Her daily diet should consist of a variety of food from different food groups. Milk and dairy products: skimmed milk, yogurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese –that are high in calcium, essential amino acids and Vitamin B-12. Talk to your doctor if you are lactose sensitive. Cereals, whole grains, dals, pulses: they are good sources of protein. Vegetables: these provide vitamins, minerals and fibre. Fruits: eat fresh/seasonal fruits and avoid processed /canned fruits. Meat/Fish/Poultry: these provide the essential animal proteins. Vegetarians need to consume about 1.5 ounces of nuts and 2/3 cup of legumes for proteins. One egg, ½ ounce of nuts, or ¼ cup of legumes is considered equivalent to 1 ounce of meat, poultry, or fish. Fluids: Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking lots of fluids, especially water and fresh fruit juices. Make sure you drink clean filtered water – if you
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