Pregnancy is a stage when good nutrition is exceptionally important. Since the dietary requirements of almost all the minerals & vitamins increase they mostly have to be met through dietary intake and/or through supplements to avoid, avert insufficiencies, deficiencies and their impact of the growing foetus.
To avoid health implications linked with maternal under-nutrition consuming healthy food focussing on balanced nutrients is considered crucial for the overall development of the foetus.
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Micronutrient deficiency is a condition which occurs when a pregnant woman consumes enough food overall but does not consume enough of the specific micronutrients she needs to maintain the growth and pregnancy function/support systems.
Consequences of certain baby friendly nutritional deficiencies :
DEFICIENCY OFRDA(Per day)SIGNS EXPERIENCED EAT UP MORE ON DO’S DON’T’S PROBABLE EFFECT ON THE FOETUS
Dark Green leafy vegetables, Red meat, Whole pulses, tofu/paneer, Egg white, Dried figs, Dates, Raisins One citrus fruit /day is required to enhance absorption, utilization of iron
Milk & Milk products, Cabbage family, Leafy vegetables, Ragi, Oilseeds like sesame seeds sun exposure will help the production of Vit-D to increase calcium absorption
Liver, fish oils, milk, egg yolk, leafy vegetables, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables Include fat to aid the absorption of vitamin A (a fat-soluble vitamin)
Whole grains, cereals and millets, pulses, nuts and oilseeds, meat fish and poultry Fermentation and germination enhances B complex vitamins Avoid
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Fatty fish, egg yolk, Shitake mushrooms, Milk products & sun exposure to the sun for 15–30 minutes Avoid
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Citrus fruits-Orange, Lime, Kiwi, Strawberry, Guava, Amla, Pineapple, Tomatoes, Grapefruit, Green or Red bell peppers. Recommended co-supplementation with iron supplements or food sources
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Cabbage family vegetables, Kale, Spring onions, Spinach, Turnip greens, Egg yolks, Strawberry Include healthy fats for supporting absorption.
EAT HEALTHY TO STAY HEALTHY!
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