Vegetarian Guide To Pregnancy

Joseph asks…

What should a (vegetarian) pregnant lady eat so that her baby could have thick hair?

Also for fairness and good health.
I am 21 week pregnant now and as per routien I take
CornFlacks in the morning with milk
One cup milk with Protienex Power mixed
Fruits – Banana, Pear, Apricoat, mango etc
Syrups – Cavit and feripro

In the afternoon i take rice
in the evening i take some light – roasted corns
night – Chapaties with Daal and veg, Fruits, Salads, Curd and some sweetdish like custurd (dry fruits mixed in it) etc

what more should I add

yummy answers:

Food Guide

The Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group has produced a food guide for pregnant vegetarians, presented in Table 2 (41). These guidelines are an average suggestion and should be adjusted to meet the needs of the individual. Some women will need more calories to support adequate weight gain in pregnancy, especially women expecting twins or triplets, adolescents and women who entered pregnancy underweight. In this case, additional servings of foods can be added and fats such as oil and salad dressing used to increase calories. Other women, such as women beginning pregnancy obese or women who are very short in stature, may choose lower calorie selections from each of the groups.

Meal Planning Guidelines for Pregnant Vegetarians

Food Group Serving size No of Servings Comments
Grains 1 slice of bread;1/2 cup cooked cereal, grain or pasta; 3/4 to 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal 7 or more Choose whole or enriched
Legumes, nuts, seeds, milks 1/2 cup cooked beans, tofu, tempeh; 3 oz of meat analogue; or 2 Tbsp nuts, seeds, nut or seed butter; 1 cup fortified soy milk; 1cup cow’s milk, 1 cup yogurt) 5 or more Calcium-rich foods such as dried beans, calcium-precipitated tofu, calcium-fortified soymilk, cow’s milk, and yogurt should be chosen often. A regular source of vitamin B-12 should be used.
Vegetables 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw 4 or more Calcium-rich foods such as kale, collard greens, mustard greens, broccoli, and bok choy, should be chosen often.
Fruits 1/2 cup canned fruit or juice or 1 medium fruit 4 or more Choose calcium rich figs, and fortified juices often.

For health. Thick hair has to be inheirited sorry:)

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