Dry Fruits in pregnancy
Myth: Do not eat dry fruits in Pregnancy because it produces heat.
Truth: They are super foods as they help in
- Nausea / sickness
- Pregnancy pigmentation and stretch marks
- Hair fall
- In fatigue
- Helps in good sleep
- Bone health
- Control sugar
- Brain development of baby
- Immunity booster
- Improves breast milk quality as well as quantity
- Contain lots of healthy fats, fibre, protein and vitamin E.
- Provides glowing skin and lustrous hair to you
- Provides brain developing DHA to baby
- Walnuts have amazing antioxidant qualities and omega-3 fats; omega-3 promotes healthy brain development in unborn babies
- Cashews have a creamy taste and stores monounsaturated fats, including oleic and palmitoleic acids.
- And it adds few calories and a source of iron too.
- Pumpkins are a literal powerhouse of nutrition; rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, iron, calcium, niacin and phosphorus.
- Richness of magnesium helps in bone health and Zinc in boosting natural immunity.
- Pumpkin seeds also contain amino acid tryptophan, which is converted by your body into melatonin; an integral chemical for inducing sleep.
- Eat in moderation – not more than a quarter cup
- Rich in fibre, iron, antioxidants, calcium and protein.
- 1-2 table spoon per day
- Not more
- Soaked preferred
- Controls sugar and smoothens bowel movement.
- Coconut raw or water or milk
- Super food with healthy fatty acids, electrolytes, lauric acid and calories.
- Super helpful in breast feeding.
- Reducing stretch marks, hair fall and pregnancy pigmentation.
Avoid overeating salted nuts as the salt content can be harmful. Natural unsalted nuts are preferable. Nuts are power packed nutritious diet supplements. Snacks like peanut butter or fruit cream with nuts or porridge full of nuts helps in nausea and sickness. And provides instant energy. Avoid if you are allergic to nuts.