A balanced diet is no rocket science but merely paying attention to what food products you are consuming and at what amounts. A balanced diet can be your regular meal with the required amounts of all food groups consisting
In addition to a balanced diet, certain nutrients should be included in a pre-conception diet to meet the requirements of a woman’s body readying for pregnancy. Natural food sources may not meet the daily requirement of the various nutrients needed by the body and can be taken in form of vitamin supplements. These supplements are not to be substituted in place of a regular diet instead is an additional source of nutrients. Consult your doctor regarding the right pre-natal supplements for you and the correct dosage. The following nutrients should be continued during pregnancy too.
Folic acid: It is a B vitamin which is not only important before conception but even during pregnancy.
Advantages of Folic Acid
Iron: Many women, especially Indian women are anemic due to low intake of iron. Good sources of iron are meat, fish, poultry, leafy vegetables, beans and fortified cereals. Poor intake of iron and monthly menstruation depletes iron stores from the body.
Advantages of Iron
Advantages of Calcium
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