The benefits of pineapple during pregnancy
Pineapple is rich in a whole vitamin complex, represented by vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, B9, D, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper and enzyme complex bromelain. The latter influences mood lifting, support of vitality, preservation of skin youth and purification of blood vessels. It also contributes to the improvement of the digestive process. Thanks to antiseptic action, bromelain, getting into the intestine, destroys harmful pathogenic bacteria.
All the listed microelements and vitamins are contained only in fresh fruit or in freshly squeezed juice, but canned pineapple is just a delicious treat.
Pregnant women who suffer from varicose veins (in the early stages), using a small amount of pineapple per day, can alleviate the disease.
The use of pineapple during pregnancy will help get rid of heartburn, flatulence, a feeling of heaviness in the stomach. It also contributes to the purification of the walls of blood vessels from fat accumulation, along with it lowers blood pressure and liquefies. Pineapple during pregnancy can help to avoid beriberi. It also possesses a diuretic property, due to which it is possible to remove excess water from the body, thus protecting itself from the appearance of edema.
Pineapple is endowed with the ability to protect nerve cells from damage, which is very important in pregnancy. Due to the content of a large number of B vitamins, it favorably affects the brain, nervous system, memory. With its help you can improve your health.
Harm from pineapple during pregnancy
Thanks to all of the above, we can say that pineapple during pregnancy is very useful, but it is important to remember that almost always where there is a benefit, there can be harm. So in our case.
It is important to know that this exotic fetus is an allergen, so you need to use it moderately and carefully to avoid the appearance of allergies.
Some doctors hold opinions about the dangers of daily and excessive consumption of pineapple, as this can cause premature birth. This is due to the over-saturation of the pregnant woman's body with bromelain, which is able to influence the increase in the tone of the uterus.
Contraindicated in the use of pineapple in the stomach ulcer or gastritis, because he, getting into the gastric juice, can increase its acidity. If you eat pineapple in an uncontaminated amount, you can provoke stomach upsets, damage the mucous in the mouth, and also damage the tooth enamel.
The opinion of most obstetrician-gynecologists converges on the fact that in the I trimester of pregnancy, you should minimize the use of pineapple or freshly squeezed juice from them. And it will be even better if you do not use it at all.
During the second trimester, you can pamper yourself a little, but only on the condition that you are not prone to allergies.
But all the same it will be best to listen to the doctors and suffer until the third trimester of pregnancy, which is considered the safest for the future baby's health, but also do not forget about the sense of proportion.