Vegetarian Food All Pregnant Women Need

During pregnancy women need lots of nutrients like Vitamin C, folic acid , calcium, Vitamin B6 , iron, Vitamin D and protein. In this article you will read about healthy Vegetarian Food.

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1. Leafy Green Vegetables

If you are looking for a good food which nourish your body during pregnancy, spinach is a perfect food for you. It contains sufficient amount of folic acid (Folic acid reduce chances of miscarriage, premature labor and birth). Spinach also helps you to lower your blood pressure and keeps immune system healthy.

These nutrients include in spinach :

If you eat heated spinach, it contains the following :

2. Bananas

Banana is a food which contains so many nutrients like carbohydrates, dietary fiber, essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6, Vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, and minerals like manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, and selenium in it. These all nutrients are good for the development of a baby. It is hard to find a food which contains so many nutrients in it.

Banana is good for strong bones and also boost energy. It also helps in digestion and relief constipation. It is a great source of folic acid which required during pregnancy for the growth of baby. Banana also boosts hemoglobin levels.

3. Sweet Potatoes

For healthy fetal development Vitamin A is essential. Vitamin A is responsible for the growth and differentiation of most cells and tissues.

Sweet Potatoes are very rich in beta-carotene, a plant compound that is converted into vitamin A in your body. It also contains vitamin C, irons, potassium, fiber and vitamin B6. Hence, It seems nutritional value of sweet potatoes is very high but still, it should be taken in limit. Regular intake of sweet potatoes may cause complication so just have it in limit to avoid complication.

4. Broccoli


Broccoli contains so many nutrients that pregnant women need. It prevents constipation, which is a very common problem among pregnant women. It has high iron content which helps in the formation of red blood cells in the baby during the first trimester. You can have it as raw or cooked during pregnancy. you can also have sprouted broccoli but make sure it is properly washed.

Read more about broccoli.

5. Dairy Product

Dairy Product you can have during pregnancy are :-

  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Cottage Cheese

Dairy foods are good sources of calcium and calcium is very important in pregnancy. It helps in strong bone development of your baby in the womb. You can have either milk or yogurt, or both. Both contain a sufficient amount of calcium in them. You can also have cheese but avoid them having regularly.

6. Berries

Berries are rich with water, healthy carbs, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. These are not just tasty but are rich in nutrients that required during pregnancy.

Berries are a rich source of Vitamin C which helps in absorbing iron and boost immunity and therefore prevents infection during pregnancy. This fruit is a good source of antioxidants which help in reducing stress during pregnancy. If you are eating a healthy diet during pregnancy then it will prevent premature delivery of the baby.

7. Water

We need water to keep us hydrated. Drinking enough water prevents dehydration. During pregnancy, water prevents from so many complications such as headaches, nausea, cramps, oedema, and dizziness.

Water also helps prevent urinary infections, which are common during pregnancy. Pregnant women should dring at least 8-12 glass of water during pregnancy and it should be increased during summers. some women do not like the taste of water during pregnancy so they can just add something to change its taste like lemon.

Click here to read benefits of Hot water

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