Pregnancy Diet Tips in Winter Season: What to Eat and Avoid

Pregnancy Diet & health tips in Hadapsar

Pregnancy in winter is better than summer because the cool weather balances the natural high core temperature and reduces excessive sweating in the third trimester. Be extra careful with your diet during pregnancy in winter. Your immune system is based on the kind of diet you are following. You also need to maintain adequate moisture to prevent dry skin.

What To Eat During Pregnancy In Winter?

Here are some healthy eating tips to help you and your growing baby stay safe in winter: 

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables to ensure strong immunity.
  • Amla or Indian gooseberry is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Drink it as amla juice or sweet murabba amla. Vitamin C helps the body fight infections, acts as an antioxidant, and protects cells from damage.
  • Drink Kesar Milk (a few strands of saffron), an antioxidant that can strengthen your immune system.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. Take a water bottle with you and drink it regularly. Even if you are not thirsty, it is essential to stay hydrated.
  • Eat more orange, red and dark green vegetables. Eat dark green vegetables such as cauliflower, spinach, lettuce and broccoli. Orange and red vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers, and zucchini are also good.

What To Avoid During Pregnancy In Winter?

Fried food:

On a cold winter day, nothing can compare to fried samosa and hot tea. However, avoid being addicted to fried foods during winter pregnancy.


Cold weather is closely related to hot chocolate. Its main ingredients are carefully processed and refined products without any nutrients. Too much sugar weakens the immune system. Some studies have shown that pregnant women who consume a lot of sugar or syrup may not be as resistant to bacteria as those who do not.


Everyone knows that drinking alcohol can affect the normal process of pregnancy and the development of the fetus; on a cold winter day. You might think that drinking one or two sips to warm your body is not harmful. During winters, water intake decreases; hence, the possibility of dehydration is more.


Milk (excluding warm milk with turmeric), cream, and cheese are essential foods during pregnancy; however, they can cause problems in winter; they can cause chest tightness in winter. They can worsen colds and coughs and cause stomach problems.

Are all the products available during the winter season, are safe to consume during pregnancy? Find out what foods should be avoided and eaten during pregnancy. We hope you have written down all the foods to eat and avoid during winter pregnancy. If you have any queries regarding any diet suggestions and treatments, must Consult with Dr. Swati Nalage and Dr. Dattatray Nalage at Aatreya Ayurveda and Panchakarma Clinic and Garbhasanskar Center, Hadapsar, Pune.