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Say No to Sex, Non-Veg Food: AYUSH Ministry Advices Pregnant Women

Say No to Sex, Non-Veg Food: AYUSH Ministry Advices Pregnant Women

According to a Hindustan Times report, the "advice" was featured in a booklet called "Mother and Child Care" released by Minister of State for Ayush, Shripad Naik, in the run-up to International Day for Yoga on June 21.

AYUSH Ministry officials said the booklet is only a "suggestion" and not a "prescription".

With eggs and meat being rich sources of iron and protein, doctors have reiterated their value to pregnant women.

The ministry's lofty and pious advice, given in a booklet, includes that pregnant women should read life histories of great personalities, stay calm, and avoid anger or lust.

The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, or Ayush Ministry, wants pregnant women to stop eating meat and having sex, and also asks them to nurture spiritual thoughts and hang lovely pictures in their rooms to have a healthy baby, reported Hindustan Times. Sometimes, due to high arsenic content in harvested fish, we recommend patients to consume fish in moderate amounts only. Pregnant women are at risk of malnutrition caused by a deficiency in protein; and pregnant women are at their physical best when they're happy and stress-free. He said the booklet doesn't suggest pregnant women avoid sex but only detach themselves from desire and lust. He loved performing yoga with them", said Nidhi Kumar, a visitor.Apart from disseminating information about the health and fitness benefits of yoga, the mascots got selfies clicked with hundreds of people."More than children, I guess youngsters were keen on getting clicked with them.

Regarding consumption of non-veg food, she said fish and chicken are good for health while (red) meat increases cholesterol levels.


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