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Diet in pregnancy according to ayurveda

  1. Balancing Doshas:
    • Ayurveda recognizes three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. During pregnancy, the emphasis is on balancing these doshas to ensure the overall well-being of both the mother and the baby.
  2. Dietary Guidelines:
    • Sweet and Nourishing Foods: Emphasize sweet, nourishing foods like milk, ghee, grains, and sweet fruits to provide adequate nutrition.
    • Whole Grains: Incorporate whole grains like rice, quinoa, and oats for sustained energy.
    • Proteins: Include high-quality proteins such as lentils, beans, and paneer (cottage cheese).
    • Ghee (Clarified Butter): Ghee is considered beneficial in moderate amounts as it supports digestion and provides healthy fats.
    • Fruits and Vegetables: Opt for a variety of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables to get a range of vitamins and minerals.
  3. Avoid:
    • Limit the intake of caffeine and spicy, oily, and processed foods.
    • Avoid raw or undercooked foods to prevent the risk of foodborne illnesses.
    • Reduce excessive intake of sweets and refined sugars.
  4. Routine and Rest:
    • Establish a daily routine that includes proper rest and relaxation to minimize stress.