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Pregnancy diet: 10 foods to eat when pregnant for a beautiful & healthy baby

Pregnancy diet chart: 10 foods to eat during pregnancy

Hey, Many congratulations on your pregnancy!                                                                                                        They say that a woman is the most beautiful creation of the God! And many say, “Pregnancy is the best thing to happen to a woman!” In fact, dreaming for a beautiful & healthy baby is the only desire a pregnant woman could think for.

And, Pregnancy diet plan (when you are pregnant) has a major role to play for a perfect baby. Maintaining a healthy diet plan is very crucial during pregnancy as it helps both mother and baby stay healthy. So, follow a perfect diet & food chart during pregnancy as this is the only phase in your life when nutrition is as important as never before, after all don’t you need a beautiful & healthy baby~?

In this article, you will get to know about Pregnancy diet chart: 10 foods to eat when pregnant for a beautiful & healthy baby. This includes Nutrition during pregnancy, pregnancy diet plan for women, pregnancy super foods, good pregnancy foods and what to eat when pregnant. Read on to have a meaningful insight on 10 foods you must eat during pregnancy.          

Pregnancy diet: 10 foods to eat when pregnant for a beautiful & healthy baby

Make your own guidelines for eating, make a daily diet plan, keep it simple and follow it for a healthy pregnancy. Add the following 10 must have foods in your pregnancy diet chart.

What to eat during pregnancy?

Make your own guidelines for eating, make a daily diet plan, keep it simple and follow it for a healthy pregnancy. Add the following 10 must have foods in your pregnancy diet chart.

Eggs - one of the pregnancy super foods.


1.   Dairy Products


When you are pregnant, your body needs extra proteins and calcium for keeping your growing foetus healthy. Intake of one glass of milk,  ghee, paneer and yoghurt like dairy products can take care of that extra requirement of calcium and proteins during pregnancy to keep the unborn baby healthy.     

2.        Lentils

Lentils are one of the most used vegetable dishes (Dal) in India. Since Lentils are rich in B vitamin folate (folic acid), protein, fiber  & iron like nutrients, it helps form the unborn baby’s brain and nervous system besides keeping your digestive system super smooth to keep pregnancy-related constipation at bay.

3.       Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are considered as very good pregnancy foods as they are a rich source of beta carotene and fiber. Beta carotene is a plant compound and converted into the vitamin A in our body whereas fiber improves the digestive health (to keep your pregnancy constipation at bay)  and reduces blood sugar spikes.

4.       Bananas

When making a pregnancy diet chart, no dietician can keep Bananas away from the list of super foods or say good pregnancy foods as bananas are a rich source of calcium, folic acid, vitamin B6, potassium and antioxidants which all help in boosting the much needed “energy”. 

5.       Eggs

Eggs are one of the few pregnancy super foods a pregnant woman should eat as they are boosted with a rich source of vitamins, minerals and proteins. Presence of proteins in eggs helps in generate and repair the cells of the foetus whereas the presence of high amount of choline is very essential in brain development. It also helps prevent neural  tube problem of the unborn baby. 


Eggs: benefits of eating eggs during pregnancy

6.       Leafy Greens

Whether you love it or not, but, it’s a no brainer that leafy greens such as spinach and kale are rich in with many nutrients that a pregnant woman will need the most.

Leafy Greens can be termed as a bundle of green goodness as they packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, iron, fiber, calcium, potassium and folate which deliver many goods  for a pregnant woman.   

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7.       Dry Fruits

Almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, dates and raisins are some of the dry fruits and nuts a pregnant woman should eat daily as those are very notorious and should be consumed in recommended quantities both in the form of raw and soaked. 

8.       Breads and Grains

During pregnancy, the main source of energy needed for the body comes from the all important carbohydrates found mostly in bread, (cereal) and grains. Breads and whole grains provide essential nutrients such as B vitamins, iron, protein and fiber. The ideal quantity of consumption should be decided according to your weight and dietary needs.

Citrus fruits for pregnant woman.9.       Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, limes and grape fruits all pack with Vitamin C which is very essential nutrient for a pregnant woman as it helps their body repair tissues, aids iron absorption and builds immunity.



10.       Fatty fish

Fatty fish such as salmon, cod and sardines are rich in Omega – 3 fatty acids, Vitamin B 12 and Vitamin D all help to provide the much needed dietary needs a pregnant woman needs.

According to UNICEF ,

 “Sunlight, fortified milk and fatty fish such as salmon and sardines all help to provide the 600 international units of vitamin D you should consume every day while pregnant. Vitamin D helps to build your baby’s bones and teeth and helps to promote healthy eyesight and skin.”

Final thoughts

In addition to eating the above 10 super foods in recommended quantities during pregnancy to have a beautiful and healthy baby, there are additional pregnancy dietary nutrients you should take to maximize the health of you and your unborn baby.

N.B – If you still aren’t convinced what foods to eat during pregnancy, It is recommended that, before you make your pregnancy diet chart, consult your doctor on what to eat in which quantity according to your weight and dietary needs (to stay in safe side) towards delivering a beautiful and healthy baby.     


You are always welcome to our website for any type of “Advice on pregnancy and overall health issues” as we have a bunch of experienced homoeopaths who are dedicated enough to make this world beautiful and healthy. Afterall, we believe in “Service to mankind is service to God!” 

About the Author
Dr. Manisha, Author of various Homeopathic topics and covener at Hahnemann's centre of excellence

    Dr. Manisha Smitahasya, a convener at HCE, is a fellow homoeopath who has been involved in a series of activities such as serving patients (COVID-19 duty), arranging for free homoeopathy health camps in remote areas of Odisha, inspiring freshers to achieve their goals with her well-researched articles (incl. health related blogs) besides performing all her domestic responsibilities with smile. This multi tasker young lady can be reached at: info@homoeopathycoaching.com

16 thoughts on “Pregnancy diet: 10 foods to eat when pregnant for a beautiful & healthy baby”

  1. Dr suchismita acharya

    One more important thing is blood sugar control during pregnancy, balance of proteins and carbohydrates.All above 10 diets very needy to a pregnant woman.Eating of legumes is also very important in a pregnancy diet chart it help to reduce any neural problems and control LBW baby.

  2. Thank you ma’am for bringing good health to the ladies of our society 🙏..You are a great personality n definitely the reason of small smiles on the face of a number of patients 😊😊

  3. Lopamudra Mishra

    A very informative article 🙂
    Generally we forgot about sweet patatoes.
    Yes it is a super food.

  4. It’s pleasure to see you that you are giving your best to serve the community.

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