Four nutritionists to follow on Insta if you are readying to welcome a baby into this world
Alia Bhatt and Bipasha Basu’s pregnancy has fans glued to their wardrobe choices and activities. But if you also want to know about their diet during these crucial months, these expert nutritionists have your diet plan sorted.
Nutritionist Saluja’s focus is on healthy gut microbiome to ensure the health of the baby. She recommends making yoghurt, pickles, sauerkraut, and kefir a daily component of your meals. You must also support it with prebiotic food resistant to fibre, such as green leafy vegetables and chia seeds. Supplements to stock up on include Vitamin B12, Omega3, and Vitamin D.
Celebrity nutritionist Shah suggests making a mouth freshener with ajwain, saunf, dry coconut, white sesame seeds, and khus-khus (poppy seeds) to help arrest post-delivery hair loss. She also advises to include at least three dates, two celery sticks and two cucumbers every day. Another remedy for hair loss is a hair spray: Boil three spoons of methi seeds and black peppercorn in one litre of water until it reduces to half. Cover and keep it overnight. Strain the next day and spray the water directly on scalp.
Nutritionist Bakshi suggests women avoid green tea after conception till breastfeeding, as it affects the baby’s stomach aversely. A banana is the best post-meal snack as it keeps one full for a long time and you can munch on it in any quantity or type. For fibre, chomp on the complete fruit instead of sipping juices.
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Diet and nutrition expert at ToneOp, Naidu recommends ashwagandha in gond laddus for better lactation, ginger powder and jaggery to realign hormones, and ripe papaya to clear the uterus. She warns against consuming iron and calcium supplements at the same time as iron inhibits absorption of calcium, and recommends drinking mint and coriander juice for nausea.