Raspberries during pregnancy

Raspberry during pregnancy - benefits, contraindications and risks of consumption

The very berry itself is so rich in vitamins, pectins, acids and other substances that it boldly turns out to be the leader in usefulness among berries. It contains vitamin C, A, E, B vitamins, folic acid, fiber, fatty acids, copper, iodine, potassium, iron, calcium and other substances needed by the body.

Raspberry is useful in anemia, leukemia, hypertension, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases, especially for those who have had a heart attack or stroke. And also for colds, acute respiratory infections, coughing, various inflammations, metabolic disorders.

And all the varieties of raspberries, as well as its leaves, flowers and twigs, have medicinal properties.

About how women love raspberries, even men know. Even the children know how useful these berries are. In each family raspberries are used for the treatment of colds, with influenza and ARVI. But beyond that, raspberry also has a special beneficial effect specifically on women and is for them a reliable tool to combat periodic ailments: relieves spasmodic pain and nausea, has a calming and toning effect, improves regular menstrual cycle, relieves postpartum pain, increases milk production. But about the use and use of raspberries during pregnancy, there are just the opposite opinions. So, is it possible to drink raspberry tea and taste fragrant berries during the period of bearing of the child?

Where is the truth?

Women are interested in this issue for one reason: they somewhere heard that raspberries during pregnancy can be dangerous. Otherwise, it would never occur to you that this vitamin and delicious berry can do some harm, except that cause allergic reactions.

Nevertheless, in search of an answer to the question "how safe is the use of raspberries during pregnancy" you can get confused completely.

Phytotherapists praise raspberry as an excellent plant for pregnant women. But different representatives of traditional medicine have different ideas and explanations for these properties. Some argue that raspberry can prevent miscarriage, others are convinced of the opposite: raspberry provokes premature birth. So where is the truth?

Many facts speak in favor of raspberries. Fiber promotes better digestion of food and prevents from constipation, which often affects pregnant women. Folic acid is very important in this period. Berries of raspberries favorably affect hemopoiesis. In addition, they contain many proteins, providing the formation and development of cells. And in the period of the laying of organs and fetal growth this is extremely important.

What to say about vitamin C! Is there something tastier and more useful for cold and flu than raspberries? And when drug treatment is banned, only raspberries can save! And, by the way, many doctors recommend this remedy to pregnant women in the fight against the disease. In addition, the small doses of aspirin contained in this berry are excellent prevention of preeclampsia.

It contains well-assimilated calcium, which during pregnancy is very important, contributes to the reduction and disappearance of edema. And it also works well for nausea, reduces intoxication. But there are some precautions in its use.

First, this berry is allergenic, so with her during pregnancy you need to be more careful. Secondly, there is an opinion that in large numbers it causes a contraction of the uterus. Well, theoretically, it can and it is possible (calcium still strengthens the uterine muscles), but in fact it is characteristic of Kalina. And with regard to raspberries, there are more facts than that the raspberry leaf, and not the berry, contributes to the uterine fights. Therefore, in order for labor to pass easily, at the end of the period it is recommended to drink tea from raspberry leaves - they soften the ligaments around the birth canal. Only start should be no earlier than 8 weeks before the expected date of delivery.

In addition, raspberries reduce blood coagulability, and bleeding is very undesirable. Therefore, to eat raspberries when the fights have already begun, is also not worth it, because after delivery, blood loss can be quite large.

But nevertheless it is not necessary to refuse such useful berries even in such a risky period. Probably a spoonful of raspberry jam with tea will be at least much safer than an antipyretic medicine. By the way, vitamins in this berry, unlike others, when cooked, not only do not collapse, but even on the contrary - they stabilize. Therefore, always keep a jar of medicinal jam at home! But to abuse during pregnancy is worthless. Even such a tasty and useful berry.

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