Benefits and harm of buckwheat during pregnancy
Buckwheat is a unique product that is very useful for the body. Therefore, buckwheat must be included in the diet of future mothers. It is among the top ten most needed products during pregnancy due to its rich composition.
The first useful element in the composition of cereals is rutin. It strengthens blood vessels, preserves their elasticity, normalizes blood pressure, which in pregnant women can often increase.
Vitamin PP in combination with organic acids of the composition of buckwheat regulates the acid-base balance in the body.
Lipotropic substances protect the liver and improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system. It is equally important for a pregnant woman that buckwheat helps fight anemia. Very often in expectant mothers, blood tests show a decrease in the level of hemoglobin. This is a threat to the fetus in terms of oxygen starvation. Using buckwheat, rich, iron, regularly, the future mother protects herself and the baby from the risk of hypoxia.
The presence of folic acid also plays an important role in protecting the baby from the risk of congenital malformations. It is with the goal of preventing the risk of developmental defects that gynecologists recommend that women take folic acid before and during pregnancy.
The richness of buckwheat protein lysine - it is an opportunity to build a healthy organism for a child. The protein in our body is a "building material" for the enzymes of hormones, tissues, muscles.
Excretion of cholesterol from the body is no less important for the future mother's use of buckwheat. After all, along with cholesterol, toxins are excreted from the body, which increases the defenses of the body and the state as a whole.
And buckwheat is more saturated with zinc and iron than other cereals.
It contains threonine and tryptophan, other amino acids.
A hundred grammes of buckwheat contains 313 kilocalories. The composition of this portion of the product is about 14 grams of water, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fat and 13 grams of protein.
Some women, taking into account the benefits of buckwheat, gaining excess weight during pregnancy, sit down on buckwheat mono-diets, that is, food during the day with one buckwheat for weight reduction. But in an interesting position it is very dangerous. Such a restriction in other carbohydrates, proteins may appear on the general state of health.
It is worth noting that this universal product has its own gap. This is an individual intolerance to the buckwheat organism. Many people suffer from allergies today. A buckwheat falls into the list of unsafe products due to protein, which is contained in it in large quantities and which the body of some pregnant women can not fully digest. But this happens very rarely.
Possible use of buckwheat in pregnancy
Buckwheat is an excellent remedy for heartburn. Since pregnant women often suffer from morning heartburn, it can be tried in the morning on an empty stomach to chew on a pinch of raw cereal. If this works, then a handful of buckwheat can be carried with you in a matchbox and chew when heartburn occurs.
Since ancient times in Russia, buckwheat has been used as a folk remedy in the treatment of the throat. The groats are heated in a dry frying pan, poured into a stocking and tied around the throat. This treatment option for pregnant women will be safe, Since the use of pharmaceutical drugs in their position is extremely undesirable.
Buckwheat is an excellent normalizer of blood sugar levels. This property can be used by future mothers suffering from diabetes mellitus. To do this at night you need 3 tablespoons of buckwheat to fill with fat-free yogurt. In the morning, this buckwheat "yogurt" should be eaten on an empty stomach. Such a breakfast will be useful for those pregnant women who suffer from chronic pancreatitis.
When you are pregnant, buckwheat can be used not only as a food product. Buckwheat husk is a healing filler of orthopedic pillows that relieve headache, cervical osteochondrosis, hypertension due to the action of acupressure massage on the neck and head.
At home, if you feel unwell, you can try to make such a low cushion yourself, filling it with a buckwheat groat on one side between the base and the pillowcase. True, this cushion will need to be shaken, because the croup will be lost downwards.
Useful for pregnant women as a source of vitamins will be the use of buckwheat honey.