Garbhakranti cereals during pregnancy :

  • Cereals, millet are major sources of all essential nutrients.
  • Cereals are the main source of energy.
  • Cereals are also an important source of calcium, protein, iron and vitamin B -complex.
  • When the cereals are eaten with pulses , the available protein quality improves due to mutual supplementation [ 8 parts of cereals and 1 part of pulses ].
  • Cereals contribute significant amount to diet, hence play a major role to fulfill requirement of certain nutrients.
  • Cereals together with pulses can nearly meet all essential fatty acids requirement.

Rice :

Garbhakranti cereals during pregnancy

    • Rice is an excellent food source.
    • It is low in fat.
    • It is high in starchy carbohydrates.
    • It is easy to digest.
    • As per Ayurveda , rice increases vitality & vigour because it is Vrushya.
    • Rice helps in urination and helps me in having normal urination.
    • Rice + Pulse + Cow`s Ghee + Lime
    • [ Carbohydrates + Proteins + Agnivardhan + Vitamin C ] is a very nutritious combination.
    • Parboiled rice has lots of nutrients.
    • Soup of parboiled rice is a very nutritious recipe.
    • Rice has following layers :
      • Husk
      • Bran contains B complex vitamins
      • White rice

white rice
paddy rice

  • When paddy rice is dehusked [husk layer is removed], brown rice is formed.
  • When the bran layer of brown rice is removed, then white rice is formed.
  • As the bran layer contains B vitamins , the vitamins get removed during milling process.

Why is parboiled rice nutritious ?

  • Parboiling is a process in which after removal of husk, parboiling is done.
  • Process of parboiling helps in entry of vitamin B group which are present in the bran layer into the white rice; hence when the bran layer is removed in parboiled rice during milling, still the rice is nutritious and rich in B vitamins.
rice

Rice flakes :

  • Rice flakes are rich in vitamin B 3.
  • Niacin [vitamin B 3] helps in proper metabolism & provides nourishment to me & my dream baby.
  • Rice flakes are a rich source of iron.
  • Iron helps in formation of hemoglobin.
  • Hemoglobin carries oxygen to my body and my dream baby; hence rice flakes help me and my dream baby to get more oxygen.
  • I can take rice flakes in morning sickness when other things cannot be taken due to nausea in morning sickness.
  • Rice flakes are easy to digest.
Rice flakes

Rice puffed :

  • Puffed rice is rich in vitamin B 3.
  • Niacin [vitamin B 3] helps in proper metabolism & provides nourishment to me & my dream baby.
Rice puffed

Wheat :

Garbhakranti cereals during pregnancy

  • Wheat increases vitality.
  • Wheat is a rich source of vitamin B 1, B 3 & B 6; hence it helps in proper metabolism & provides nourishment to me & my dream baby.
  • Chapattis which contain whole wheat are very nutritious.
  • In white bread, many nutrients from wheat are lost.
  • Even brown bread which is supposed to be nutritious has fewer nutrients as compared to whole wheat.
  • Maida [ refined wheat flour without fibre ] which is commonly used in many recipes is less on nutrition as compared to whole wheat.
  • I should avoid white bread, brown bread and maida.
  • I should prefer whole wheat recipes.
Wheat

Ragi:

Garbhakranti cereals during pregnancy

  • Ragi is nutritious.
  • It is rich in calcium.
  • It helps in growth of my dream baby’s bones.
  • It is rich in vitamin B 1.
  • It helps in proper metabolism & provides nourishment to me and my dream baby.
  • Ragi is rich in fiber ; hence  is bowel friendly.
  • It is rich in folic acid.
  • Folic acid helps in brain development of my dream baby.
  • Ragi has a cooling effect.
Ragi

Soya bean :

  • Soya bean is very rich in proteins ; hence it helps in muscle building & provides nourishment to me & my dream baby.
  • It is rich in calcium ; hence soya bean strengthens my bones & my dream baby’s bones.
  • It is rich in iron.
  • Iron helps in formation of hemoglobin.
  • Hemoglobin carries oxygen to my body and my dream baby ; hence soya bean helps me and my dream baby to get more oxygen.
  • Soya bean is rich in folic acid.
  • Folic acid helps in brain development of my dream baby.
  • Soya bean is rich in vitamin B 1, B 2 & B 3; hence it helps in proper metabolism & provides nourishment to me & my dream baby.
  • I should not eat soya bean in excess as it is goitrogenic.
  • I should not eat soya bean in excess as it is supposed to create heat in the body [Ushna].
Soya bean

Maize :

  • Maize is rich in B vitamins, niacin & pyridoxine ; hence it helps in proper metabolism & provides nourishment to me & my dream baby.
  • It is rich in proteins; hence helps in muscle building & provides nourishment to me and my dream baby.
  • I should eat maize with care as it is supposed to increase heat [ Ushna]
Maize

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