When we say special foods, we are referring to anything that is not artificial – it has no preservatives or additives and is in sync with nature. Times are changing and most people have little or no time to cook complete meals. They prefer fast foods and do not mind if they are frozen or… [ Continue Reading ]
Diet in Pregnancy »
Pregnant mothers need the extra calories, vitamins and minerals required during pregnancy. Some ideas and recommendations for finding the balanced diet during pregnancy.
Pregnancy Diet Pyramid: What to eat when you are pregnant
It’s time you took a long hard look at your diet and told yourself that you need to change some of your eating habits. Now, eating is not just about filling your stomach, but feeding two people. Yes, you’re right – sounds like loads of food. And to some extent, it is. But you needn’t… [ Continue Reading ]
Calorie and Nutrient Requirements during Pregnancy
When you are pregnant it is very important to eat regular, well-balanced meals as the food you eat provides nutrition to your baby. While tablets can make up for some deficiencies in a pregnant woman’s diet, the best way to get adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and vitamin C for… [ Continue Reading ]
This diet can help with Heartburn during Pregnancy
Heartburn is caused by the uterus pushing against the stomach, forcing acid into the oesophagus. Here are a few points to keep in mind while planning a diet for yourself. Lemonade or ‘nimbu paani’ with honey makes a refreshing drink at any time of the day. Try eating small but frequent meals. Do not be… [ Continue Reading ]
Pregnancy Diet When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes is characterised by excessive amounts of sugar in the blood and urine. People who suffer from diabetes may have high levels of thirst, hunger and may suffer from weight loss. A few do and don’ts As the sugar levels are always very high, introduce a variety of bitter foods in the diet of a… [ Continue Reading ]
Diet for Pregnancy with Hypertension
If you are pregnant and suffer from hypertension, you may need to watch your salt intake regularly. Consult your gynaecologist for specific instructions concerning your salt and sodium intake. A systematic evaluation of your diet will allow you to identify areas that need specific changes, and that will help alleviate the problem to quite an… [ Continue Reading ]
How much should you eat during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Yet, being pregnant is a worryfilled time too. To be certain you’ve done everything right and to make sure that your baby gets a healthy start, it is imperative to know about what you should eat and how much weight you should gain…. [ Continue Reading ]