Foods to Eat & Avoid During  Pregnancy

By The Wellness Mantra

Lets Start With What Food to Eat First!

1: Fruits & Veggies

You should eat at least 2.5 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruits daily to meet the requirements of essential vitamins and nutrients. 

2: Dairy Products

Pregnancy demands a high intake of calcium and protein . You can get these nutrients from dairy products.

3: Legumes

Another great source of healthy nutrients for your pregnancy is legumes. They include peas, beans, lentils, soybeans, and peanuts. 

4: Lean Meat

Lean beef and chicken are rich sources of protein, iron, and B vitamins, needed during pregnancy.

5: Whole Grains

Whole grains, such as quinoa, wheat, and barley, are whole grains rich in fiber and essential vitamins.

6: Eggs

If you are not in the mood to eat a variety of foods to get the required level of the right nutrients, try eggs.

Foods You Should Avoid Eating

1: Mercury Fish

Certain fish contain high amounts of mercury, making them unsafe for pregnant & breastfeeding ladies.

2: Raw & Processed Meat

Raw meat contains several parasites and bacteria that increase your risk of developing an infection.

3: Raw Eggs

Avoid foods containing raw eggs. When buying packaged foods, check the ingredient label to ensure they don’t have raw eggs.

4: Caffeine

Doctors advise pregnant women to limit their caffeine intake to 200 milligrams a day or less if possible.

If you are unsure about the safe foods for pregnancy, reach out to a dietician to have a diet chart prepared for all trimesters.