Ayurvedic Diet In Pregnancy | Better Child Growth with Ayurvedic Diet
The period of pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life. This is the state of having a child growing inside of one’s body so ayurvedic diet in pregnancy is very important for the child growth and to keep child healthy.
The most crucial time is during the first trimester. If the mother’s blood contains dangerous elements, the baby may be born with birth abnormalities. It is advised to avoid taking any medicine during this time (first trimester) unless it has been prescribed by a doctor.
Ayurvedic Diet In Pregnancy first trimester
Sweet, cold, (body-cooling) and liquid forms are beneficial, according to Sushrut. (Because the foetus in the uterus is unstable in the early months). If possible, she should take 3 to 4 cups of whole milk every day. Daily use of Cow’s ghee with milk is useful at this time of the pregnancy.In the third month rice with milk is advised to be taken frequently and in more quantity in the first course of the meals like early breakfast and lunch.
This month, the foetal heart begins to function. More pure kahpa and rakta is required for the fetus in this situation. This month, curds with rice and ghee should be consumed in greater quantities. Breakfast and lunch should be consumed in larger quantities during the day.
Mana or mind becomes promptly active. All ‘Hridya’ (wholesome to Mana and heart) are to be provided to develop mental faculties in proper manner. Rice with cow’s milk is advocated by Ayurveda. This milk is boon to the making of mind.
Ayurvedic Diet In Pregnancy Sixth month period
Smriti (recollection power) and buddhi (perception power) begin to work, hence cow’s ghee is advised during this month. With rice, a small amount of ghee should be consumed.
The ayurvedic diet in pregnancy’s 7th month is very important. All body organs are formed from various bodily components such as rakta (blood), asthi (bones), medhya (intellect), and so on. This necessitates a unique prescription for each person’s body type.
Other foods to consider:
AVERAGE DIET FOR PREGNANCY
Cereals (Anna Varga): Rice, Jowar, Barley, Wheat, Ragi, Maize, Bajra.
Pulses (Shimbi Varga): Green gram, green pea, black gram, bengal gram, soya bean, red gram, cluster beans, kidney beans (red), french beans, double beans.
Fruit Vegetables: (Phala–Shaka Varga): Bottle gourd, snake gourd, cucumber, tinda, lady’s finger, parwal, ridge gourd, red pumpkin, drum stick, ash gourd, tomato.
Root and Tubers(Mool – Kanda Varga): Potato, sweet potato, carrots, radish, onion, garlic, ginger, yam, turmeric, beet root, tapioca (sago)
Green Leafy vegetables: Spinach, Lettuce, Cauliflower leaves, Curry leaves, Coriander leaves, Mint, Cabbage, Fenugreek, Drum stick leaves, Amaranth leaves. Milk and milk products(Dugdha Varga): Whole milk, Ghee, Butter, Paneer, Buttermilk, Curds, Cheese, Shrikhanda, Ice creams can be consumed. Cow’s milk and ghee is the boon to expecting mother.
Milk and milk products mixed with any fresh fruit is a bad combination hence to be avoided those food
Flesh foods (Mamsa Varga): Goat meat, Titer (Partridge, Bird variety), Chicken, Sardine fish, Crabs, Goat liver, Chicken liver, Eggs, Cod-liver oil and Salmon.(Dry salted fish causes digestion problems hence better to avoid. Pork in excess should be avoided.)
Fruits: (Phala Varga) (Fresh and Dry) Banana, Apple, Dates, Grapes, Pomegranate, figs, Jackfruit, lime, oranges, Mango, Pear, Phalsa, Dried figs, Resins, Apricot, Almond, Dried dates, Fresh Amla is a boon for expecting mothers. One Amla every day is very useful in every aspect of nutrition in pregnancy. Dried amla powder can be used in off seasons.(Guava, Berries, Custard apple are not good for digestion hence it is better to avoid) Other healthy foods: Garden cress seeds, Cardamom,
Corriender leaves, Clove, Nutmeg, Onion, Tamarind, DryGinger powder, Black pepper, Rock salt, Arrowroot, Sugar, Jaggery, (Mushrooms, Tea, Coffee, Soft drink, Wines and Alcohols should be avoided)