Very useful in pregnancy tomato juice. It is low-calorie and has almost no contraindications. But those who are sick or sick with pancreatitis or cholecystitis better than this juice is not too carried away.
Among the positive properties of tomato juice, the following should be noted:
- the risk of oncological diseases decreases;
- the processes of fermentation and putrefaction in the intestine are suppressed;
- there are excellent conditions for proper assimilation of food.
Tomato juice contains carotene, vitamins B, vitamins A and C. All this improves the secretion of gastric juice and thus stimulates the digestive process. However, it should be noted that all these properties are inherent only in freshly squeezed juices. If juice is preserved, then the drink because of sugar and starch changes its alkaline reaction to sour.
In addition, tomato fresh has in its composition lemon, apple and oxalic acid, which are not only beneficial to the body, but also play an important role - regulate metabolic processes. If tomatoes are boiled or canned, all these acids turn into inorganic acids. As a result, the body is harmed. Abuse can cause stones in the kidneys and urinary tract.
Let's return to useful medical and preventive properties of the use of tomato juice during pregnancy. It will help to cope with cardiovascular diseases and that is important for a pregnant woman - with constipation. Because of its low calorie content, you will not be able to gain extra pounds. In addition, tomato juice helps to cope with deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities, which is another problem when carrying a child.
Tomatoes also contain lycopene pigment. Thanks to him they have such a vivid color. This pigment has a powerful antioxidant property, and can prevent the development of cancer. This property is preserved even when pasteurized. The juice will be useful for women during pregnancy, as well as during lactation, as it will supplement the lack of certain vitamins and microelements.
Next, we offer you some tips on how to properly drink tomato juice, so that it is the most effective for the body. First, you can not drink juice right before or after eating. The best time for this is half an hour before a meal. Secondly, do not add salt or sugar to the freshly squeezed juice. All the components necessary for your body are already there. Is it possible to add finely chopped garlic or greens - parsley, dill, coriander.
An important nuance - tomato juice produces in the body serotonin - "a hormone of joy." Therefore, a glass of a tasty and healthy drink helps relieve tension and the consequences of stress.
Be healthy and drink only quality juices!