Diet-On Your Menu During Pregnancy
On Your Menu During Pregnancy
In the following lines, you will find a list of healthy food which should be eaten during pregnancy. Diet-On Your Menu During Pregnancy will be helpful in diet management.
Calcium Via Dairy Products
Increased calcium intake is suggested to keep your bones and your baby’s bones strong. In general, Pakistani women have a very healthy calcium intake because they are made to drink a good amount of milk. So this is something you won’t have to worry about!
Yoghurt is not usually a routine part of a traditional diet in Pakistan. Being pregnant, you will need to make yoghurt a part of your diet to get enough calcium and other nutrients.
Consuming low fat milk and yoghurt is recommended, but butter needs to be avoided as it contains a lot of fat.
Cheese is very healthy to eat, but there are certain kinds of cheeses that need to be avoided during pregnancy. Hard cheeses like cheddar cheese are safe to eat. Soft cheeses are safe as long as they have been cooked properly. Cheese spreads are fine, too, if they have been processed properly. It is recommended that you buy cheese spreads from companies with good reputations, otherwise, don’t go for them—and don’t forget to read the expiry date!
Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables are available at very cheap rates in every part of Pakistan. Don’t smile at the words ‘cheap rates’! You really can get the nutrients you need from a wide variety of fresh produce without spending too much money—as long as you are willing to eat seasonably. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are available fresh at very reasonable rates, particularly compared to produce that is stored and then sold at a much higher price.
Make fruits and vegetables an integral part of your diet schedule. In addition to many vitamins and minerals, they will provide fibre, which will help you manage constipation during your pregnancy.
If you eat fruit or vegetables without first peeling them, make sure to wash them properly, and if possible, let them soak in the water for a while.
Although there is no inherent harm in canned or frozen fruit or vegetables, as was mentioned earlier, there is a lot of risk involved in buying such foods in Pakistan. If you have no other options left, buy them from a grocery store of good repute that doesn’t change the expiry date and that has a proper cooling system. Choose brands and companies that follow international standards of packing. Dried fruit can also be an option, but again, the standard matters.
Carbohydrates are found in bread, potatoes, rice, noodles, etc. ‘Rotti/chpatti‘ and rice are a main part of Pakistani food, so Pakistani women get more than enough carbohydrates.
Protein is very important for a pregnant woman and her baby. You can get protein in eggs, chicken, meat, fish, pulses, nuts, and beans. If you cannot afford the required amount of meat due to cost, you can opt for other more affordable sources of protein.
Ideally, we should be getting all of our nutrients through a healthy diet alone, but ideal things don’t happen in the real world. A balanced diet is not part of a Pakistani woman’s life; you will need to take some supplements. Talk to your doctor about this, as you may be required to have tests done before any supplement is prescribed.http://www.pakparenting.com/diet-on-your-menu-during-pregnancy/http://www.pakparenting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/pregnant-woman-eating.jpghttp://www.pakparenting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/pregnant-woman-eating-150x150.jpgDiet During PregnancyPregnancydiet,diet during pregnancy,Pregnancy,pregnancy help centre,pregnancy-problemsOn Your Menu During Pregnancy In the following lines, you will find a list of healthy food which should be eaten during pregnancy. Diet-On Your Menu During Pregnancy will be helpful in diet management. Calcium Via Dairy Products Increased calcium intake is suggested to keep your bones and your baby's bones strong. In...Pak Parenting Teamkhadija Imtinanadmin@pakparenting.comAdministratorPak Parenting