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Multigrain for Would-be-Mom & Baby

By Richmillet Nagaraju , in Multigrain

Are you pregnant? Worried about the correct daily diet? Driving yourself mad about food safety? Are you forced to eat foodstuff that you usually hate? As it is, worrying is not going to do you any good in fact it is not advised to take worries seriously during this time. Multigrain Atta as many would suggest, even the health books are teeming with praises for Multigrain blended powder, is one of the nourishing food that is good for you and the growing baby inside you. It is one food that you make your daily diet ingredient and be sorted. Consumed in any form be it a plain chapatti or baked into bread, Multigrain atta is ever wholesome. A variety of grain combo makes this atta a multipurpose food for any pregnant lady. In fact for anyone who considers health their priority, it is THE food. It is not practicable for us to completely let go of wheat so the best alternative is to reduce its consumption. Instead of eating just wheat, it is highly recommended that you replace pure wheat with multigrain. Being indian and with wheat and rice as our staple diet since time immemorial, it is sometimes unthinkable to completely replace our daily roti from our meals. Wheat being a major part of our meals the second best alternative is to use Multigrain atta which not only lets us eat our daily rotis and chapattis but also lets us off the not so healthy reactions that arises out of the consumption of just wheat or atta.

Multigrains usually consist of wheat along with a combination of jowar, bajra, ragi, barley, soya, flax seeds, oats, corn, etc. in different proportions. Only thing one has to consider is that the multigrain atta consists of whole grains and is not labelled as ‘refined’ or ‘enriched’ as such products will not bring any positive result to you or to your baby. Whole grains which are organic will have most of the vitamins and minerals not forgetting the plentitude of fiber. This fiber content is an important inclusion as it usually prevents conditions like hemorrhoids and constipation which are common during any pregnancy and needs to be avoided. The combination of different grains bolsters the atta with valuable nutrients like iron, selenium, magnesium, B-vitamins, etc., which are so very important for the growth of every part of the baby at the same time provides the much required energy to the baby which is constantly gaining weight and growing bigger. The strength and growth of placenta enclosing the foetus also gets nourished by these grains. Multigrain atta is not only used in making the indian flat bread but also is used in making cakes, biscuits, muffin, bagel, bun, pita bread, noodles, etc. Such flexibility in variety provides the much needed change of taste to appease the intermittent cravings that mostly all pregnant women go through during their term. The presence of barley is one ingredient that reduces swollen feet among pregnant women. Millets are helpful in increasing bone density of the unborn baby. Millets also makes the nervous system healthy and stops any physical or mental defects in the baby that might surface due to lack of any particular nutrient. Along with multigrain diet water intake should also be kept in mind all the time. At least 1.5 liters or eight to twelve glasses of water is the daily requirement of fluid in body during pregnancy. Fluids keeps you hydrated and supplies all nutrients through your blood to your baby. It is also notable that although multigrain is beneficial during pregnancy it is NOT the only substitute for all nutrient requirements during pregnancy. Fruits, vegetables, and other vegetarian and non vegetarian diets are to be followed too as per the doctor’s advice.



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