Foods taken during pregnancy

During pregnancy every mother is getting confused which food is good for the baby development.Foods taken during pregnancy can help the mothers to avoid earning excess weight and for the fetal development. Doctors are suggesting oral medicines for the nutrients but that's not enough.Everyone is thinking that most of the nutrients are in fruits only,but that's not true.Here are the Millet's,cereals and pulses which are not grown under pesticides, they are rich in nutrients used by our ancestors.

  • Ragi has more calcium that improves the bone and teeth development to the baby.
  • It gives natural fat to the mother so that they maintain a healthy diet to avoid consuming excess weight.
  • It is rich in  high fiber so digestion of food during pregnancy made easy.
  • Ragi has vitamin c which helps to absorb the iron from the food.Red cells are more important for the fetal development.So taking ragi will cure the anemia problem.
  • Ragi can be taken for the breakfast.
Pearl Millet(Kambu):
  • Pearl millet had the nutrients Protein,Fiber,Mineral,Iron,Calcium.
  • It can be taken during the summer time to coolant the body.
  • It helps in maintaining the body weight.
  • Most of the pregnant women will have the constipation problem.Adding Pearl Millet in food will reduce this problem.
  • It controls the blood pressure level and cholesterol level.
  • It increases the breast milk for the mothers.
  • Pearl Millet manages the pregnancy diabetes.
  • Corn is rich in Vitamin c,B5,B1,Manganese and Fiber.
  • Taking corn during pregnancy improves the brain development of the baby.
  • It helps to get rid from the Urinal tract infection.
  • Many mothers will have a acne problem during pregnancy.So corn face pack helps to improve the glow of the skin.
  • It has folate. Regularly taking folic acid reduces the birth defects.
  • It contains the Thiamin which increases the memory development for the baby.
  • It contains Patothenic acid which ensures the proper functioning of the organs during pregnancy.
  • Many of them have a wrong thought that having barley induce to abortion.But it is wrong information. Too much of consumption will induce to abort.It is safe to take after first trimester.
  • Barley is rich in iron,potassium,fiber and Manganese.
  • Drinking barley water reduces the swelling of legs during pregnancy.
  • It increases the breast milk because of its lactogenic properties.
  • It makes the enough space for the baby to grow by increasing belly growth rapidly.
  • It makes relief from abdominal itching,morning sickness and nausea.
  • It promotes the flexibility of bones and vessels during pregnancy.
  • It contains Niacin aids to blood clotting,which is helpful during the baby delivering.
  • Some of them will get allergy.So check whether it is good for your health.
Samai(Little Millets);
  • It is rich in Fiber,Iron,Minerals,Vitamin B1 when comparing to the white rice.
  • It helps in reduce the diabetes risk during pregnancy.
  • It has fiber content so helps to digest the food easily.
  • It manages the cholesterol level since it has low cholesterol comparing to white rice.
  • Taking this millet instead of rice during pregnancy helps in baby development.
Kodo Millet(Varagu Rice):
  • It can be taken during winter time because it produce heat in body.Taking in second trimester is safe during pregnancy. 
  • It is rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins.
  • It has high antioxidant activity.
  • It improves digestion.
  • It fights with obesity and reduces the cholesterol level.
  • It controls the blood sugar.
  • It helps to reduce the depression during pregnancy.
Foxtail Millet(Thinai):

  • This millet are high in protein,iron,fiber and calcium.
  • It gives more energy because calorie is high in this millet but it is low fat.
  • It reduces gastric problems mostly happened for pregnant women.
  • It maintains the weight so it can be taken as a diet food.
  • It keeps the digestive tract clean.
  • It maintains the cholesterol level.


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