Fruit and Nuts
Avoid eating papaya, pineapple and plums and restrict your intake of mangoes. Grapes and oranges you can have in generous amounts. Limit your consumption of pears, watermelons, apples. The best pregnant-friendly fruits include figs, pomegranate, lemons, blackcurrants and bananas. You can also include assorted nuts within your diet but it’s best if you soak them for at least 8 hours to release the enzymes and it’s more gentler on the stomach.
Coconut water is great for energy and vitality as it’s rich in electrolytes and also prevents dehydration.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Vegetarian and Vegan Mums –to-be need to ensure they get enough iron, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Research shows that vegetarian and vegan diets are nutritionally beneficial during pregnancy. Pulses and dals are an acceptable protein source. You could also include mung beans within your diet but avoid kidney beans and chickpeas as they are hard to digest. Avoid eating raw mung sprouts too. Brown Basmati rice is also a good source of protein.