Vitamin K during pregnancy

Foods that cause heartburn

Eating healthy this week: Getting Vitamin K and avoiding fruits that give you heartburn

 

Among the myriad of discomforts that haunt pregnant women in the third trimester, acidity and heartburn are some of them. This happens because of hormonal changes during pregnancy.

To avoid acidity, avoid these foods that cause heartburn

  • Rich and fatty foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus fruits
  • Coffee

Instead of having huge meals, have small frequent meals and take your time while eating. Eat slowly and chew the food well. Have small mouthfuls. Sit up straight while eating and don’t lie down for at least two hours after meal.

Why do you need Vitamin K during pregnancy?

Vitamin K is a vital nutrient that contributes to strong bones and healing wounds quickly. It is abundantly present in the colostrum – the first breastfeeds. That’s why it is important that you take Vitamin K supplements during pregnancy and after delivery for the first few weeks.

Foods containing Vitamin K

  • Green leafy vegetables such as spinach (paalak), fenugreek (methi), lamb’s quarters (bathua) and mustard greens (sarson)
  • Fresh vegetables such as broccoli(hari gobhi), cauliflower, cabbage, and French beans
  • Fruits such as cantaloupe (kharbooja), pomegranate (anaar), grapes (angoor), and figs (anjeer)
  • Soybean
  • Wholemeal bread

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