Changing tastes during pregnancy
Pregnancy and culinary addictions. About this you can write a whole treatise. Someone wants salty in the first weeks of pregnancy, others are tempted to chew chalk, and still others are drawn to things they never liked. Being pregnant, a woman often does not control the amount of food she eats. And if it's fruit, then it's not so bad. When the excess concerns the use of cakes, sweets and other high-calorie foods, it is fraught with a sharp set of weight. After all, the motor activity of a woman is reduced, as is immunity. This means that the delicacies will be laid on the hips for a long time. The same goes for pumpkin seeds. They, like a drug, make the future mommy lose control and will, gnaw for a long time and with an appetite. But if a healthy person such a one-time addiction almost does not threaten, then a pregnant woman is not always useful. Of course, if it is a salvage from nausea with the help of seeds, then this can be understood, as is the moderate use of seeds. However, passion is a passion, and learn about the subject of addiction is not a problem. It is useful to the future mother and after childbirth for the organization of the correct and healthy feeding of the child.
Pumpkin as a female vegetable
Unfortunately, there is no exact information about the origin of the pumpkin. They say that her homeland is America or China, where she was allegedly raised for the imperial court.
Only table sorts of pumpkin are suitable for consumption: muscat, hard, large-fruited.
Pumpkin has always been and is a product of dietary nutrition. It is useful in diseases of the liver, gall bladder, gastritis. Pumpkin diet is an excellent means for weight loss, normalization of metabolism, treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Pumpkin juice calms the nervous system, quenches thirst and improves sleep. In the pulp pulp contains many carotenoids, of which vitamin A is synthesized. It is also rich in vitamins B, PP C, E. Note that vitamins A and E have always been considered purely feminine and are not in vain called vitamins of beauty.
Pumpkin is well absorbed by the body. There is not much vegetable fiber in it, but more water.
That's why for women, pumpkin is considered a native vegetable, which contributes to beauty, health, and weight loss.
Benefits of pumpkin seeds
Not only the pumpkin itself, but its seeds are beneficial to the body and have medicinal properties. Probably everyone knows the anti-worm effect of these seeds. And such treatment of parasites is much cheaper and safer than taking known tablets from worms.
The seeds contain a lot of omega-3 acids, useful for our body, protein, phosphorus, zinc and magnesium. There are also oils in them that allow to significantly improve the general health and body condition, namely the digestive system, the musculoskeletal system, and strengthen the vision. Seeds of pumpkin help in removing lead and cadmium from the body, harmful and dangerous for health.
Pumpkin seeds help mothers to save themselves from heartburn, normalize the emptying of the intestines, which again is much cheaper and safer than taking medications for this purpose. Seeds are a life saver for some pregnant women and from early toxicosis. By the way, they also help with seasickness.
The germ of seeds is bactericidal and wound-healing.
Little known properties of pumpkin seeds - treatment of colds, fever, cough as an auxiliary with the content of healthy fats.
These seeds have the ability to excrete cholesterol, which women use after giving birth in order to restore and strengthen their health. A decoction of pumpkin seeds on milk helps to fight insomnia.
By and large, pumpkin seeds as a storehouse of vitamins and minerals are excellent helpers in strengthening immunity. And since in future mothers it always decreases, then this means can increase it.
What is the best way to eat pumpkin seeds?
Not everyone knows that the healing properties have raw pumpkin seeds, and not fried. After frying, heating, they lose their useful qualities: fats are oxidized, and the amount of omega acids decreases. No benefit, more precisely harm brings sunflower seeds with salt. After all, it is postponed in the joints, and after consuming sunflower seeds, the feeling of thirst is aggravated. It should be noted that large amounts of fluid provoke swelling in pregnant women. To all this, a lot of sunflower seeds consumed in a day can cause constipation. And is this a pregnant woman?
About the minuses of pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a high-calorie product, which should not be abused by healthy people, not to mention future mothers. It is recommended to add them to some dishes. Sometimes the mistresses, to give the original taste, introduce them into the salads. This is a dosed use, and an unusual combination of products.
Perhaps the main drawback of pumpkin seeds is their negative effect on tooth enamel. If you frequently click any seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), even tartar can appear. That's why it is recommended to clean the seeds with your hands (clean).
Like all other dishes, products, they are useful in moderation. Therefore, to strengthen immunity, saturation of the body with vitamins and minerals, in order to avoid harm to the expectant mother, it is sufficient to eat about 100 g of dried pumpkin seeds per day. It's better if it's a two-time reception. It is advisable not to use them in the evening, because at this time the stomach works badly, and they turn into fat due to high caloric value. This recommendation must be taken into account by women prone to weight gain during pregnancy. Know that a glass of pumpkin seeds is 500 kilocalories! A similar piece of calorie is a piece of cake, a portion of lean meat with a salad that allows you to eat well and not feel hungry. And will you sow seeds?
It is important to take into account the purity of seeds. To do this, you should get raw and after drying, dry them. Do not be lazy to do it! You should know that testing seeds of different manufacturers, trademarks, establish the presence in them of heavy metals or gene modification. Therefore, the inscription on the packaging "Without GMOs" - not a guarantee of harmlessness of the product. However, this applies not only to seeds.
Consider the possibility of allergic reactions. Yes! And they are possible with the use of pumpkin seeds.
Do not overdo it with the use of this product, escaping from toxicosis. Excessiveness is fraught with aggravation of the condition. That is, nausea can even intensify! Listen to your body!
Appendicitis. Between the immense use of pumpkin seeds and the exacerbation of appendicitis, a direct connection with science has not been established. But practice shows that this happens often. And if you consider that the immunity of a pregnant woman is weakened, it is better to be safe. True, they say that it is only the husk of sunflower seeds that can provoke an attack of appendicitis. But after all, pregnant and healthy people are unlikely to use them with husk, and seizures sometimes happen.
And one more caution: in seeds contains salicylic acid, which in large and regular doses can cause gastritis. Therefore, we again stress the observance of the measure. A pregnant woman will have enough to eat about 30-40 grains a day.
So, pumpkin seeds and pregnancy are compatible, provided the sense of proportion is observed. A little sunflower seeds a day is an excellent feed of the body and the introduction of diversity into your diet. It is better, if such make-up will not be daily.