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Diet For The Seventh Month Of Pregnancy



 

Diet For The Seventh Month Of Pregnancy

 

With an obvious bump you are officially into the third and the final semester of your pregnancy now. That time’s not far when your cute little prince or princess would be lying next to you. Enjoy those kicks and somersaults while it lasts! You are going to miss them later.

If you are a foodie you are going to love this part of trimester because for a mother-to-be it’s essential that she increase her intake by at least 400 calories per day from now onwards. So, it’s a good time to indulge. But here’s the catch! Eating extra calories doesn’t mean you start eating unhealthy. This means spicy, fried and extra dollops of oil, ghee and butter are totally out of question for your own good. There’s a good chance that these unhealthy food items might lead to heartburn. And trust me the feeling is not at all good 🙁

 

amazing benefits of being pregnant

 

The last semester is not going to be a very easy one (you are truly blessed if yours is without any hitch 🙂 ). You might feel a bit bloated, specially your hands and feet, and tired as if you have lifted dozens of bags. Constipation and heartburn may also bother you often, specially if you haven’t been paying attention to your diet. So, we thought we would give you some tips first on how to tackle these most important worries at hand:

  • Eat six smaller meals
  • Eat slowly, don’t just gulp it down
  • Make sure that the food is cooked without much spices
  • Avoid rich Indian gravies and deep fried stuffs (once in a month is ok but don’t make it a habit)
  • Avoid extra sugary dishes
  • Increase your intake of fluids
  • Reduce the amount of salt in your diet
  • Stay away from canned or ready to cook food items
  • Have your dinner early to avoid heartburn at night
  • Eat food that is rich in fibre
  • Don’t miss your meals 
  • Don’t sleep right after having your meal
  • Include a dish that cools down your stomach like raita, fruit salads and lime juice
  • Sleep with your head elevated to ease heartburn (this helps a lot)

 

spinach leaves+baby food

 

Now, this semester it’s not only you but also your baby that is going to grow in size, which means it is very important that you eat right. Stick to the tips given above to counter the health problems that’s going to plague you this month and the coming two months.

For the diet this month you need to focus on getting lots of fresh or dried fruits, green leafy vegetables, milk, cheese, paneer, yogurt, whole grains, legumes, fruits, eggs, meat, chicken and fish in your plate. In simpler words a balanced diet that consists of all the essential nutrients that have been mentioned in the previous posts! Don’t ignore even one of them as all of them are equally important and needed by both you and your baby.

 

apple milk recipe+baby food recipes

 

Once again some more suggestions to tickle your taste buds 🙂

  • Chicken roast
  • Grilled chicken with mashed potatoes
  • Khakra
  • Appam with the delicious coconut chutney
  • Stir fried chicken
  • Makke ki roti

 

cottage cheese recipe for kids

 

  • Fruit yogurt
  • Fresh vegetable salads
  • Payasam
  • Coconut water
  • Curd rice
  • Fish fingers
  • Karela bhaji
  • Papaya smoothie

 

smoothies for kids

 

  • Scrambled eggs on toast
  • Steamed rice with mixed vegetables
  • Baby corn soup
  • Baked beans with cheese
  • Ragi drink
  • Very berry fruit salad
  • Chicken cheese sandwich

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