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What should one eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Date: 24 Mar 2016    Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

What food is good for pregnant ladies during first trimester? Which food should one avoid during earlier phase of the pregnancy? What food is good for the growth of baby during this phase? Whether medicines should be avoided or not? What to do if there is fever during pregnancy?
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Author: Kailash Kumar    27 Mar 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

The body uses the nutrients and energy provided by the eaten food to build a healthy baby as well as for keeping the body of the mother healthy and strong. Therefore a right balance of carbohydrate, fat and protein without too many calories is recommended during first trimester of pregnancy. A range of nutrient packed foods can be chosen from the following groups -
1. Three four servings of fruits a day including at least one citrus fruit like orange, grapes etc. One serving equals one medium piece of fruit .
2. Vegetables - Three to five servings a day. A mix of vegetables which are dark green, orange, yellow and red is a good combination.
3. Proteins - Two three servings servings a day. Lean meats, poultry, fish, and eggs prepared with minimal amounts of fat or beans, lentils, split peas, nuts and seeds etc. fit the bill.
4. Dairy products -Three servings a day. To get sufficient calcium, drink milk and eat yogurt and cheese.
5. Whole grains - Three servings a day. Whole grain breads, cereals etc. provide fiber, which is very important during pregnancy.

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