But from 1-3 citrus, eaten all day long, the human body will benefit exceptionally - in the form of vegetable useful fiber, vitamins and minerals, toning and invigorating essential oils. And, by the way, this statement applies to women in anticipation: yes-yes! Whatever your acquaintances say and did not write, so that you do not have time to read about the harm and allergenicity of citrus fruits - in our case, oranges - experts are unambiguous in one thing: moderate consumption of citrus fruits will only benefit you. But here, of course, there is always need to consider a variety of individual personal factors.
Orange during pregnancy: benefit or harm?
Orange is one of the most popular citrus fruits. Sources indicate that this fruit appeared thanks to Chinese breeders, who at one time crossed Mandarin and Pomelo, bringing out an orange in the form in which it is now universally available at any time of the year. And you will agree: a long frosty winter, when everything is uniformly white, a bright juicy orange orange not only pleases the eye, but also becomes one of the most affordable "suppliers" of vitamins so necessary at this time of the year.
A vitamin, as, in fact, and some other useful substances in oranges abound. The greatest concentration in this sunny fruit, of course, vitamin C - in one fruit contains a daily dose of this vitamin. But, at the same time, the orange also contains a complex of vitamins A, B, D, K, folic acid. Present in the orange and trace elements, in particular, calcium, potassium, sodium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium & hellip;
Given all of the above factors, an orange during pregnancy can become, first of all, an excellent "helper" for strengthening immunity and preventing infectious diseases. It's thanks to vitamin C, which is from food, unlike the synthesized "artificial" vitamins, it is absorbed almost completely.
In favor of the use of orange in pregnancy, says the folic acid present in it: this substance is extremely necessary for the normal formation and development of the fetus, to prevent the baby from developing physical and neuropsychic abnormalities even at the stage of intrauterine development. But vegetable fiber, in turn, will benefit the intestines, gently and unobtrusively helping to cope with the increased load.
Consider also that the positive effect on the body has even the smell of the orange: the ethereal "smelling" oils help to keep the body in tone, relieve emotional tension, provide vigor of spirit and body, help adequately cope with fatigue and drowsiness , so common in the early stages of pregnancy. By the way, in the first months of bearing a child, when the body is just adapting to a new state and in every possible way "rebelling", testing a woman with a toxicosis, an orange in small amounts can very well become an excellent "safety" against relapses of toxicosis during the day. So, many moms tell us that it was the orange during pregnancy that was such a "wand-rod" for them, saving from constant nausea.
However, it can not be denied that the orange is indeed one of the most powerful allergens known today. Its consumption in large quantities very often ends for citrus lovers pitifully: rash, allergic reddening of the skin, often - and subsequent allergy to citrus fruits in general. Remembering, that during pregnancy the female organism is weakened somewhat, and the growing organism during this period is wholly dependent on the mother and on her nutrition, including, with oranges, it is worthwhile to be more careful.
No, this does not mean that you need to forget about juicy sweet and sour fruit for the time of bearing the baby! If there is no predisposition to an allergy in the future mummy, and in the past there were no unpleasant incidents associated with the use of citrus fruits, an orange during pregnancy in limited quantities will only benefit a woman. The key in this case is the mandatory restriction in the consumption of oranges, and, of course, the absence of contraindications to sunny fruits.
How much can you eat oranges during pregnancy, contraindications to consumption
If the pregnancy is normal and the doctor does not see any danger to eating oranges for food, every day the future mothers are allowed to eat no more than 1-2 oranges. In this case, it is possible and necessary to eat not only the fruit pulping juice, but also orange peel, rich in essential oils and vitamins, and bones in which a high concentration of trace elements is observed.
At the same time, completely and completely abandon oranges will have those of future mothers who suffer from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The fact that an orange is known for its ability to increase the acidity of the stomach, which is highly undesirable in the presence of gastric or duodenal ulcers, gastritis. In addition, categorically contraindicated orange women with diabetes or even with a tendency to this disease - sugar, present in the fruit, are quite capable of provoking the "activation" of this most unpleasant and dangerous disease in pregnancy. And, of course, it's completely stupid to eat oranges, knowing about having an allergy to this product, but it's probably clear without our reminders.
Remembering that during pregnancy the body is able to react quite unpredictably to the usual early in the diet products, yet do not neglect the advice to first check the body's responses to the orange. To do this, try to enter it into food gradually: eat literally 1 fruit slice and track possible reactions that should make themselves felt in the next two days. If the "pregnant" organism reacted to the orange normally, then increase the "dose" for a couple more lobules, gradually increase their number, until you make sure that you can eat an entire orange, without worrying about any negative consequences.
Orange during pregnancy: recipes
By the way, an orange does not need to eat every time in the usual traditional form - peeling off the skin and savoring its lobules. This fruit can become a fundamental ingredient in the composition of delicious desserts or drinks. We offer you only a couple of recipes that can be useful to you for the orange variety in the menu.
Orange cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is the center of calcium and a healthy protein, orange is a storehouse of vitamin C and folic acid. By combining these two components, we get the most useful and, no less pleasantly, the most delicious product. And you need for this just nothing: 300 grams of cottage cheese, 1 orange, 1, 5 tbsp. a spoonful of natural honey, 5 walnuts, cinnamon and vanilla powder on the blade of the knife. Curd wipe through a sieve, peel with half an orange rubbed on a grater, chop the nut in a coffee grinder, the pulp of orange cut into small cubes. Place all the ingredients (cut the zest) in a blender and beat everything until a homogeneous mass is obtained. Spread part of the curd mass in a bowl, sprinkle it with zest and ground nut.
A sunny drink
A sunny drink with oranges -3, grapefruits - 2 and limes - 12 will help to quench your thirst. And also - a jug and water, no less than & frac12; l. And honey do not forget the amount, 2 tbsp. spoons. First squeeze out the juice from citrus, then just pour water into it. Try it - sour? If so, add honey to the drink to taste. It is tasty to drink such a quencher in thirst, from the refrigerator. In which, by the way, it can be stored a couple of days after.