Nutritionist Shares Diet Tips That Pregnant Women Should Follow In Monsoon Season

The changing atmospheric pressure and rainy weather can bring various changes to the body. Maintaining a healthy eating routine can help boost the immune system and fulfil the daily requirement of essential nutrients.
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Nutritionist Shares Diet Tips That Pregnant Women Should Follow In Monsoon Season. (Image credits: iStock)

Eating well is essential for the baby as well as the mother during pregnancy. In monsoon, as the immune system weakens, it gets even more crucial to eat nutritious foods. Pregnant women are advised to maintain a healthy food diet. This is done to ensure the development and growth of the mother and the children.
During monsoons, the chances of getting sick can rise significantly due to dust particles, pollutants, viruses, and bacteria in the air. The changing atmospheric pressure and rainy weather can bring various changes to the body. Maintaining a healthy eating routine can help boost the immune system and fulfil the daily requirement of essential nutrients.
Times Now Digital spoke to Inshara Mahedvi, Consultant- Dietician, Motherhood Hospital. She recommended foods that one can consume during pregnancy.
  • Lentils: They are rich sources of nutrients, which are essential for maintaining the health of the mother and the baby. Lentils like moong dal, masoor dal, and chana dal, are rich in protein and fiber which helps prevent constipation and digestive distress, a common concern during pregnancy. You can add legumes like peas, soybean, chickpeas, black chickpeas, and peanuts are plant-based and contain ample amounts of protein which is vital during pregnancy. You can boil these legumes and add them to various salads, curries, and rice for delicious taste and healthy benefits.
  • Nuts: They are a perfect combination of essential nutrients like proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. The unsaturated fat present in nuts helps in the development of the brain of the fetus. Nuts like walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, crucial for the growth of a baby’s brain and eyes in the womb. During monsoon, pregnant women might often feel tired due to gloomy weather and restricted mobility. Binging on nuts as a snack can help maintain energy levels, due to its energy-boosting properties. Pregnant women are advised to eat nuts in moderation to avoid any allergies or further complications.
  • Leafy vegetables: There are several benefits of eating green leafy vegetables during pregnancy as they are jam-packed with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron, antioxidants, and fiber. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and fenugreek leaves are good sources of calcium and folate. However, the chances of leafy vegetables getting contaminated significantly rise during monsoon. To get rid of harmful viruses from green leafy vegetables, pregnant women are advised to thoroughly wash these vegetables before adding them to their salads, broths, or other delicacies.
  • Soups: Instead of munching on some packaged, processed, or unhealthy food, try adding soup to your daily meal for effective results. Soups are lightweight and easy to make and can be easily digested especially during pregnancy. Make soups with healthy ingredients like tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and lentils which are easy to absorb and good for pregnant women. Hot soups with vegetables can keep you warm during the cozy weather like monsoon and strengthen your bones. Soups can create the feeling of being full due to rich ingredients and proteins.
  • Stay Hydrated: Aim for the recommended daily water intake of around 3 liters. Coconut water or diluted fresh fruit juices can be refreshing alternatives.
  • Embrace Seasonal Fruits: Monsoon brings delicious fruits like mangoes, plums, and berries. Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, they support your immune system and cell health. Remember to wash them thoroughly and peel them if necessary.
  • Be Mindful of What You Eat: Monsoon can increase the risk of foodborne illnesses. Avoid or be cautious with unpasteurized dairy products, raw meat/fish, and street food.
  • Spice it Up (Moderately): Ginger, garlic, and turmeric are natural immunity boosters with anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger can also help reduce nausea. However, consult your doctor before significantly increasing your intake of these spices during pregnancy.
Maintaining a balanced diet during monsoon is crucial for a healthy pregnancy. By incorporating these tips and consulting your doctor or a registered dietician, you can create a personalized plan to enjoy the bounty of the season while prioritizing your health and your baby's development. It is important to note that prioritizing your well-being allows you to nurture your growing miracle during this special time.
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