Strawberry during pregnancy

Strawberries in pregnancy - benefits, contraindications and risks of consumption

Specialists give a variety of recommendations on nutrition during pregnancy, and some of them often cause us bewilderment, surprise and even outrage. It turns out that the specialists of the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences do not recommend future mothers to eat strawberries. But the difficulty of the situation is that very many pregnant women simply can not live without it. What danger and how to live without strawberries - let's find out.

Dangerous berry

We used to think that seasonal berries, fruits and vegetables are very useful. This is actually the case: try to be saturated with vitamins, while the gifts of nature are fresh and contain the maximum amount of nutrients. The cherry has ripened - eat at your pleasure, there were squash in the beds - cook delicious dishes from them, the tomato season began - let each day on the table be a vitamin salad. But if you suffer from some kind of chronic illness, you should first find out whether this or that fruit will harm your health. The same applies to the period of pregnancy. And let us constantly talk about the fact that pregnancy is not a disease, experts still impose many prohibitions on future mothers. And this list also included the strawberry adored by most of us. What's the matter?

But the matter here is primarily in its high allergenicity. In fact, allergies can provoke almost any of the foods, but the strawberry is characterized by a very high activity content. It can cause a reaction not only from your body (even if you have never suffered from its intolerance), but also affect the health of the future baby, contributing to the development of diathesis. The immune system of crumbs is especially sensitive to allergens from the 22nd week of pregnancy. Therefore, nutrition experts do not recommend pregnant women to introduce this berry into their diet, and with a genetic predisposition to allergies to any of the parents and does prohibit the use of strawberries during pregnancy.

Dangerous aromatic berry and for pregnancy itself. It tones up muscle tissue, which can lead to uterine hypertension and premature birth or miscarriage. In addition, the oxalic acid contained in the strawberry "draws" calcium, which is so important in this period, forming insoluble compounds with it. And along with seed-seeds, the acid has a negative effect on the gastric mucosa, which also should not be forgotten.

And yet & hellip;

Women, indifferent to strawberries, can calmly read and perceive such things: it's impossible, well, okay, small trouble. But for others, such a ban will be a real tragedy. In fact, very many pregnant women literally can not live a day without strawberries, eating it in huge quantities.

Life experience shows and proves, that strawberries during pregnancy can be safe. Not one woman gave birth to a healthy child without the slightest allusion to allergies, while using strawberries during the period of gestation. But cases with the opposite outcome are still too many, so you should be on your guard. Gynecologists are inclined to the fact that during pregnancy you can eat everything, the main thing is to know the extent. A healthy person can afford to eat half a kilogram of berries a day without any risk to the body. Future mom is not recommended to equal this rate, but from time to time a few berries can be afforded, the main thing that they were seasonal (without chemistry). By the way, a few berries will be enough to shake off and get rid of the benefits.

Useful after all

Only 100 g of strawberries will provide you with a daily requirement for vitamin C, which in this berry is even greater than in the rest (with the exception of currants). In general, in its usefulness (in terms of the content of individual vitamins and minerals), the strawberry "spits" apples, oranges, grapefruits, pears, plums, grapes, melon, kiwi, tomatoes.

It contains a lot of folic acid - extremely important for the development of the fetus and the favorable course of pregnancy of the vitamin. Strawberry will provide the future mother with iron, calcium and phosphorus, which almost all of them lack. It is also rich in cellulose, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, H, PP and contains a large variety of minerals: potassium, sodium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iodine, sulfur, zinc, fluorine, boron, bromine , chlorine, selenium, cobalt, nickel, molybdenum, vanadium. Strawberries can raise appetite, reduce high blood pressure, normalize metabolism, improve the work of the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, circulatory systems, activate peristalsis and purification of the intestine, remove from the body excess fluid and just cheer up!

Here only it is necessary to be able correctly to eat a strawberry to neutralize its "aggressive" properties. First, never eat berry on an empty stomach. Secondly, do not abuse and do not eat up and, thirdly, eat strawberries in combination with dairy products (kefir, sour cream, yogurt, milk, cottage cheese), so that she reacts with their calcium, not yours.

Be attentive to your health and body: at the slightest allergic manifestations, it is better to give up strawberries during pregnancy. If you carry it well, then begin to acquaint the kid with these enzymes right now, but neatly. Be healthy!

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