5 Super Foods During Pregnancy


Below are the top 5 super foods you should take if you are pregnant:

Watermelon

Watermelon is made up of 92 percent water and full of important electrolytes. It eases heartburn and reduces swelling. Fruit sugars can help alleviate morning sickness and dehydration, and the minerals it contains can help prevent third-trimester muscle cramps.

Tender Coconut Water

It is a natural, nutrient-rich isotonic drink.  Drinking coconut water helps relieve morning sickness, constipation, and acidity that are common problems during pregnancy. Since it is low in calories it can be taken as in between snack as a good fluid intake. Also, it’s safe during gestational diabetes which gives good sugar control and also prevents weakness.

Cucumber

Cucumber is rich in water that helps preventing dehydration when you are pregnant. The peel of the cucumber is rich in fiber. This reduces chances of constipation and hemorrhoids that are common issues in pregnancy. Cucumber has lots of vitamin B, which is also known as feel-good vitamin that elevates your mood which helps your baby grow better when you are in a good mood. Cucumbers are also known to keep down your high sugar levels and the sodium and minerals in cucumbers help regulate your blood pressure.

Mango

Mangoes contain high amounts of vitamins A, B6, C, folic acid, iron, and potassium – all essential nutrients required for pregnant women. They are also rich in antioxidants, including beta-carotene, and contain plenty of fiber, useful for relieving pregnancy-associated constipation. It’s a seasonal fruit so one should enjoy in diet. In case of extra weight gain or gestational diabetes, one should look over the portion sizes. Limit up to 2 slices/ half a bowl of mango in these conditions.

Corn

Corn is rich in folic acid. Regular intake of folic acid reduces the risk of birth defects such as bafida plug together with other neutral malformations. During pregnancy, you have an increased thiamine requirements. Corn contains thiamine which helps the development of memory in your baby.

 

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Dietitian Dubai

 

Ms.Sushma Ghag

Dietitian

Aster Hospital

 

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