Nuts during pregnancy

Nuts during pregnancy - benefits, contraindications and risks of consumption

For a long time, nuts are considered to be useful food, because they contain a large number of vegetable proteins, carbohydrates, dietary fibers and fat with a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron , manganese, copper. First of all, nuts are useful, as an excellent prevention against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.

The only minus of any nuts is that they are poorly digested by the body. A pregnant woman should eat no more than 30 grams of nuts a day. In this case, they need to be chewed well, and it is best to grind before use. Some women even soak nuts in water - this is also a good way.

Restricting eating of nuts is recommended only if you have problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Otherwise, they can have an irritating effect. In addition, nuts are a fairly allergenic product. Therefore, pregnant women who suffer from allergies to this product are better off completely eliminating nuts from their diet, as this will cause an allergic predisposition in the future baby.

In principle, in the second and third trimester of pregnancy doctors do not recommend using nuts daily. During this period, it is permissible to eat nuts 1-2 times a week and only a few cores.

When buying nuts, pay attention to their integrity and naturalness. Only these nuts will give you and the future baby the maximum benefit from their use. In principle, almost all nuts will be useful for the development of the baby's nervous system and the formation of immunity, but give preference to the following species:

  1. pine nuts contain amino acids, including arginine, which is necessary for an ever-growing and evolving organism. It is also a source of vitamin E, which positively affects the intrauterine development of the child.
  2. walnuts are rich in nutrients, and also contain a large amount of vitamin C. During pregnancy, walnuts strengthen muscles, relieve fatigue. Also these nuts have a unique anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and restorative property. In the last weeks of pregnancy, the use of walnuts has a beneficial effect on lactation.
  3. Nutmeg - its use is better limited or even excluded from the diet. Because this kind of nuts can cause allergies, skin irritation and blood rush to the internal organs. Such processes are especially undesirable during the bearing of the child.

Despite some negatives in the recommendations about the use of nuts, we still advise you to include them in the diet, but do it in moderation. Comparing the pros and cons, choose the maximum option for using nuts in your food. Do not forget that your health and nutrition directly affects the development of the baby.

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