What to eat during pregnancy for fair baby

pregnancy diet

Diet in pregnancy is very important as baby inside womb needs all nutrients for complete development.What mother eats will directly affect foetus inside. But how your baby looks and her complexion is totally dependent on genetic part of heritance and not at all related with anything else.Though it’s scientifically proved there are many myths followed by women in India for fairer baby. Like food there is myth about place of living as well.It’s been said place and weather where mother stays also has effect on baby’s complexion.We were talking about the foods which are used for getting fair baby in pregnancy. Here we go- Foods which are colored white are said to be useful to improve baby’s skin color.Though these foods are rich in different nutrition, there is not any link in fair color of baby with it.And it’s the genes of father and mother which decide color of baby.

I followed healthy diet in pregnancy along with eating  these white foods because it was suggested by my grandmother and mother. These foods are used by many  generations and I also  included it in my pregnancy diet. My both kids are fairer than me and my husband but I don’t know what exactly reason is ? the food ? or genes? I’m not sure. But these foods helped me  and baby to get more nutrition definitely.It’s always better to ask your doctor before including anything in diet as depending on the mother’s health condition doctors plan diet.

Let’s see foods which are  said to be helpful during pregnancy for improving skin color of baby.

 #1. Coconut

Along with nutritious benefits of coconut water it provides good minerals. Drinking coconut water regularly in pregnancy is recommended. Include coconut in any form like malai of coconut or fresh shredded coconut.Even you can use dry coconut by sprinkling it on your curries and lentils.

#2. Milk

Milk is full of calcium, protein and vitamin A. Milk is said to be one of the top foods which improves colour of baby inside. Make a habit of drinking 2 cups milk every day in pregnancy to meet necessary calcium, protein demand.

#3. Homemade butter

Homemade butter is used as one of the food for fair baby. It has fats  along with calcium.Apply spoonful of home made butter to your bread or chapati and have it.

#4. Saffron

Saffron is known for its qualities and it’s used for making beauty products as well. Taking saffron while pregnant helps to improve baby’s skin color. Add 2 saffron strands in a cup of milk and drink this milk every day after breakfast.

#5. Almonds

Almonds are rich source of iron and healthy fats. Including handful of soaked almonds in everyday breakfast is good option for pregnant ladies.It will help to get necessary iron,calcium. Snack on almonds and dry fruits like cashews walnuts.

#6. Rice

Rice is another white food used in pregnancy for improving baby’s skin colour. Rice is full of carbs.Generally rice is  used for making porridge by cooking with milk, ghee.Rice kheer / porridge is given to pregnant lady as a wholesome breakfast or snacks.

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