For the good of the unborn child during pregnancy a woman is reviewing all her life, trying to get rid of bad habits and eat only healthy food. As a consequence, a variety of vegetables and fruits, especially such familiar, native, friends since childhood as apples become the main delicacy. But whether they are useful in gestation of baby? Can they be consumed in unlimited amounts?
The benefits of apples during pregnancy
It has long been established that during the childbearing woman should consume increased amounts of vitamins and minerals: baby takes as needed the existing reserves in the body, the lack of them need to be constantly replenished not to cause unpleasant changes in the body of the future mother and baby.
At the same time, experts claim that nutrients from the foods inherent to native terrain digest better, so our usual apples will be much more useful than overseas oranges. Thus, the amount of vitamin C in green apples is not less than in citrus, but the local product does not cause allergies that are often caused by oranges and tangerines.
In addition to ascorbic acid, which strengthens the immune system of pregnant, apples contain iron, required to maintain a normal level of hemoglobin in the blood. By the way, if this figure is reduced to a critical value, the child begins to suffer from oxygen starvation, which is fraught with developmental disabilities and other ailments. Regular and moderate consumption of apples helps avoid this complication.
It is proved that the inclusion green apples in the diet of pregnant in the future will significantly reduce the likelihood of developing asthma in a child. These fruits also perfectly quench thirst, so doctors in the presence of severe edema in late pregnancy recommend abandoning drinking completely, and eat apples instead.
In general, the apples are completely harmless product, but during pregnancy they cannot be consumed in unlimited quantities. This is especially true for red varieties, which can cause allergic reactions in the mother or in the future, to provoke the emergence of such reaction from the kid.
Sour apples should be eaten carefully during pregnancy by women with high acidity, prone to gastritis and ulcers. They may additionally provoke irritation of the gastrointestinal tract.
Apples have much glucose, which tends to be converted to fat deposits on the hips. As a result, regardless the fact that product is considered as dietary, do not overdo it, so that after giving birth not to face the problem of excess weight.
Apples are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals: their use during pregnancy is not just possible, but necessary. However, it is better to choose home, natural fruit. Maybe they are not as appetizing as ‘handsome’ ones from the supermarket, but without chemical additives and contaminants. And do not forget about moderation: 2 to 4 apples a day will be enough, as their use in large quantities won’t lead to good results.