Benefits and harm of blueberries during pregnancy
This summer berry is a dietary product, because in 100 grams it contains only 44 calories. It is rich in carbohydrates, potassium and calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, sodium and copper, iron. As for vitamins in its composition, it is C and PP, B1 and B6. There are blueberry pantothenic acid and pectins, which have the ability to cleanse the intestines from decomposition products and slags.
Blueberry for pregnant women is useful in reducing blood sugar levels. In doing so, it creates a sense of satiety, helping not to overeat. Nutritionists are advised to include this berry in the diet of those pregnant, who suffer from diabetes. The presence of iron in the berry will serve as a good opportunity to raise hemoglobin, which means, to treat the anemia of the future mother.
Calcium, which is a lot in blueberries, is an opportunity to form a healthy baby's bone system, to save your mommy healthy teeth, as well as nails and hair.
Bilberry is useful for increasing the elasticity of blood vessels and generally has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. For this & bdquo; responds & rdquo; potassium as a component of blueberries.
Surely everyone knows that it is on the basis of blueberries that preparations are made to improve vision. This property of a small summer berries can be used by pregnant women if they have vision problems. After all, as a rule, during pregnancy, eye diseases are aggravated.
Blueberries have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. And this is an excellent chance for future mothers to include her in the diet for colds, flu, when they are extremely undesirable to use chemist's tools for treating diseases.
In addition, blueberries are irreplaceable for problems of the gastrointestinal tract: with diarrhea you need to use dried berries, and with constipation - fresh. It is useful to pregnant women with gastritis, ulcers. It improves the metabolism, cleanses the digestive tract from slags.
So, the benefits of blueberries for a pregnant woman are evident with its moderate use. However, one must take into account that excessive consumption of berries can cause future mums and food allergy. Therefore, nutritionists recommend that pregnant women consume the berry as a dessert after eating.
It will not be superfluous for pregnant women to know that this berry is capable of accumulating radioactive substances. Therefore, blueberries collected in ecologically dangerous areas represent a threat to their organism instead of good.
There are contraindications to the use of this berry by future mothers. This is the presence of pancreatitis, cholecystitis, urolithiasis.
As for the use of blueberry juice, it should be abandoned to those women who suffer from dyskinesia of the biliary tract. Berry has choleretic properties, it can also remove stones, which can cause spasms and pain in pregnant women.
Possible application of blueberries during pregnancy
Blueberry juice is an excellent means for rinsing a throat with a sore throat to a pregnant woman. Two tablespoons of juice stir in a glass of warm water and rinse the tonsils. The same can be done with stomatitis, because blueberry juice is a natural antibiotic.
And even with colds, future mothers can use tea from leaflets and dried blueberries as an auxiliary remedy. This drink has antiviral and antipyretic properties. The use of blueberry juice during pregnancy prevents the appearance of hemorrhoids.
As for the leaves of blueberries, then broths on their basis help in the treatment of skin diseases of pregnant women. You should take 2 tablespoons dry leaves of blueberries, pour a glass of boiling water, insist an hour and use as a lotion for eczema and skin allergic rash, dermatitis, burns, cuts. If the damage to the skin of the expectant mother is very strong, then such lotions should be done at night.
When a pregnant woman suffers from a stomach ulcer, nutritionists are advised to eat 30-40 grams of fresh berries before eating. And if the future mummy happens diarrhea, then come to the rescue dried blueberries or jelly from berries.