Benefits of apples during pregnancy
Many people know that apples are a very useful fruit. After all, apples contain: fruit and organic acids, tannins, vitamins and fiber, as well as pectins. Organic and fruit acids strengthen the walls of blood vessels, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, potassium and iron - the necessary elements that help to function properly our body. Fiber promotes normal metabolism, and pectins - remove toxins from the body. Moreover, the use of apples promotes the active allocation of gastric juice, so they are recommended to eat 20 minutes before eating. But the baked fruit improves intestinal motility and relieves constipation. Note that baked apples are a delicious dietary product, which is very important during pregnancy, since it is easy to gain weight in an interesting position.
It is also important to note the fact that apple seeds contain iodine, so they are also recommended for use. The daily norm of iodine is contained only in 7 seeds of apple.
The use of apples allows pregnant women to prevent attacks of bronchial asthma and allergies, provide their body with all the necessary vitamins and microelements, replenishing the shortage even in winter.
How to properly eat apples for pregnant women
Let's start with the fact that apples should not be carried away, how much benefit they did not bring to our body. In everything you need to observe the measure and listen to your reactions and well-being. You can not eat enough apples, therefore, no matter how sick you get from other foods, you will still have to eat. The optimal number of apples for pregnant women is 4 small fetuses per day. In this case, do not forget that in addition to apples, there are many other useful seasonal fruits.
The fruit should be consumed half an hour before meals, because on a full stomach, they will not bring the benefit that we expect. The fact is that fruits pass fairly quickly through the stomach and are retained only in the intestine. And if there are them immediately after dinner, then they will have to wait a long time to wait for their turn. Moreover, under the influence of enzymes, which are also found in the stomach, fruits begin to ferment, losing all useful qualities.
We all know that apples are red, yellow and green. In this case the most useful are apples of green varieties, which contain the greatest number of vitamins. Green apples also contain more iron than in other varieties and they practically do not cause allergies.
The only thing that should be taken into account by future mothers is to peel the peel from apples. The fact is that the rind of apples can provoke colic and bloating, especially if it is not the skin of summer apples.
If the future mother has problems with the digestive tract, it is best to eat baked apples. Vitamin C in baked apples is not present, but fruit acids and other vitamins are preserved.
Well, finally, do not forget that fresh apple juice also contains a maximum of vitamins and trace elements, so pry into a good juicer and drink tasty juice for health.
But it's better to refuse from store juice, because concentrated drinks will not benefit either you or the future baby.
Take care of yourself and be healthy!