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Pregnancy Diet

Pregnancy Diet
A balanced Pregnancy Diet is very important right from the day you come to know this good news. In fact, healthy diet for should begin when you are planning the baby. A well-nourished mom has good reserves of nutrients that are needed for the growing foetus as well as her own health. A well-nourished fetus has good prospects on the way to good physical and mental health during his life. It is important for a new mother to get right pregnancy diet at right time.



Nutrients requirement during pregnancy increases because of:


• Growth of the maternal tissues, placentas, foetus.

• The enlargement of the uterus, mammary glands.

• Storage

• Increase in maternal circulation blood volume

Nutrients to look for in Pregnancy Diet

The Following nutrients are important in Pregnancy Diet.

1. Energy requirement is 300-500 kilo kcals more (Normal – 1900-2000 kCal) during pregnancy because growth and physical     activity of Foetus and increase in maternal body size.

2. Protein is important for gro…