During pregnancy diet advice will come to you from all directions from the elders just-became-mums experienced mums even women who are not mothers. Well most of them are given to you with good intentions and some are worth following. However not many will tell you how to eat right during pregnancy. In Ayurved it is believed that improper mastication or chewing can lead to a dysfunctional digestive system and during pregnancy this could mean a host of problems acidity bloating flatulence GERD etc. This is why pregnant women are advised to eat right and chew their food properly before swallowing.