But that which benefits in one period of life can lead to unpredictable consequences in another period. It's about pregnancy - the time when a woman gives all her strengths to ensure that the baby is the most suitable conditions for growth and development, tries to protect him from any negative influences from surrounding factors.
Is it possible to have grapes during pregnancy?
With caution during the gestation of a baby, a woman refers to the choice of food. And therefore, naturally, sooner or later, the question arises: why do doctors recommend limiting, and in some cases completely eliminating grapes during pregnancy? Indeed, in many diets for expectant mothers grapes stand alone - it is not recommended for consumption during pregnancy.
And all because this berry, in the first place, is quite high in calories - in 100 grams of grapes there are about 70 kilocalories, and besides a large amount of easily digestible sugars (glucose and fructose). So, the grapes that are consumed indefinitely will inevitably provoke a quick set of excess weight, initially - from the baby. Active fetal growth can affect both the course of pregnancy and the generic process: a large fetus passes through the birth canal is much more difficult. In connection with the property of grapes to activate growth, doctors advise to completely exclude grapes during pregnancy in late terms.
The grape itself is very useful, including its peel. According to scientists, the use of grapes skins is that it is very rich in pectin, which improves the functioning of the intestines and helps to remove toxins. But, despite its useful properties for the intestine, grapes can also cause it to ferment, enhance gas formation, and the bones, eaten together with grapes, can kill the intestines. Thus, bloating and heaviness may appear; The intestine, in which the grapes are fermented, will add pressure to the uterus. Doctors say that in some cases this situation increases the risk of premature termination of pregnancy.
In addition, grapes are classified as highly allergenic products, that is, they are very often caused by allergic reactions and it is recommended to exclude from the diet all allergies prone to such phenomena to people, as well as pregnant and lactating women. Even if you have never before experienced any negative reactions to the use of such a delicious berry, then during pregnancy this can happen with a high probability.
Remember also that bought and eaten off-season grapes are especially dangerous for the future mother and her child. Such products are indispensable for industrial processing for better preservation of the attractive qualities of the product, and therefore with absolutely precise can provoke not only allergies, but also serious food poisoning, which poses a threat, in addition to women's health, pregnancy and the state of the fetus.
Useful properties of grapes during pregnancy
And, nevertheless, grapes can rightfully be called one of the most useful products. The composition of vitamins and minerals, which are present in the grapes, is very diverse. So, in the grapes there is a large amount of vitamin B (in particular, B1, B2, B6, B12), vitamins PP and C, it contains iron, selenium, magnesium, cobalt, as well as microelements of magnesium and potassium, improving vision and memory. Organic acids, which are part of grape berries, neutralize bacteria in the oral cavity; Grapes protect against cardiovascular diseases and help fight hypertension. Plus, the grapes also improves blood circulation in the brain and reduces the level of harmful cholesterol.
All these benefits can be obtained, not necessarily eating grapes during pregnancy "in its pure form." Grapes juice has the same beneficial properties. Natural juice from grape berries can be drunk during pregnancy with little or no fear - it is cleared of pits and peel, which can "get stuck" in the intestines. But the juice in large quantities of medical use is not recommended - ideally a day's norm should be one glass of grape juice, preferably in the morning.
The use of grapes during pregnancy is not strictly prohibited: simply, using it as food, it is necessary to observe the measure. The same applies to grape juice. To avoid increased risks, it is better to refuse these products at later stages of pregnancy - it will be calmer and safer. If the grapes during pregnancy and goes into use, then do not mix it with milk, fatty foods, mineral water, other fruits, so as not to "overload" the stomach and not provoke fermentation in the intestines.