Benefits and harm of olives during pregnancy
The fruits of the olive tree are rich in fats and oils. They are contained in olives 56%. There are proteins (6%), fiber (9%), vitamins E, B9, C, A in olives. As for the microelements, they are most saturated with potassium and sodium, calcium and magnesium, copper and zinc, iron and selenium.
Olives perfectly satisfy hunger. They are high in calories (160-200 kilocalories per 100 grams).
Since animal fats are harmful to a healthy person, they are pregnant and even more so. But the vegetable, which is so saturated with olives, will go to future mothers for good. Thanks to these fats, the heart works perfectly, the vessels dilate, the digestive organs work better.
The presence of vitamins C and E in the olives is the key to strengthening the immunity of a pregnant woman, since it is the antioxidant properties of vitamins that protect a woman from the negative influence of the environment. Vitamin A in the composition of olives helps maintain the health of the skin, hair, nails. And in a symbiosis with vitamin E, such support will be even more effective.
It should be noted that in pregnancy, an important aspect is the use of foods rich in calcium. And if the home curd, in which there is a lot of calcium, is also a source of animal cholesterol, calcium in olives is the best alternative. This important element, along with phosphorus, will "take care" of the healthy formation of the bony system of the unborn child.
Important is the presence of folic acid (vitamin B9) in the fruit, which gynecologists always assign to responsible parents before conception and during pregnancy. Vitamin B9 - the basis for the formation of a healthy nervous system of the baby and its protection from malformations.
Iron in the olives will support the system of hematopoiesis of the mother and baby, respectively, as the presence of this microelement in the body will save from hypoxia and anemia.
The main value of olives is a vegetable oil, which is produced by pressing the fruit. The use of olive oil will serve as a good source of fatty semi-saturated acids and phosphatides, which are necessary for full nutrition to the pregnant woman. By the way, olive oil has the property to withstand loss of calcium in the teeth and bones. And this is no less important for the future mother, because the child takes away the stocks of this important element from her.
Scientists have proved that daily consumption of two tablespoons of olive oil is an excellent protection against atherosclerosis and heart diseases. And this property of oil will be useful to pregnant women.
Future moms should know that olives do not lose their useful properties in the process of processing.
Possible application of olives during pregnancy
For pregnant women, olives are not only a universal source of vitamins and microelements for internal use. Olive oil helps to avoid exacerbation of chronic diseases, which often happens during pregnancy. So, an ulcer and a gastritis often become aggravated with the beginning of a bearing of a fetus. And in order to mitigate this unpleasant process and not to use medicines that are prohibited in the early stages of pregnancy, you can use olive oil. It is he who needs to fill salads, first courses, add it to vegetables when baking, putting out. The oil envelops the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, removes inflammatory processes, improves intestinal peristalsis, acts as a mild laxative for constipation.
And even this product during pregnancy can be used externally with burns. The presence of vitamins A and E in it will avoid scarring and very quickly heal casual wounds.
Olive oil has also proved itself in the care of skin, nails, hair. The future mother should also be attractive, so the oil in facial masks will moisturize the skin and protect from wrinkles, will be useful in nail care - strengthen them and prevent stratification, in hair care - will give the woman's hair the power and brilliance.