But then there are a lot of questions for pregnant women: what foods and drinks are available, and which ones should be abandoned? After all, experts prohibit much, so as not to harm the baby.
We all know that, if a woman is drawn to a "salty", then she is pregnant. A tomato juice - this is what you need: both salty and useful. But is it possible to drink it during pregnancy, especially in the early stages? Let's figure it out.
Tomato drink in early pregnancy: benefit or harm?
During pregnancy, the female body experiences a significant expenditure of nutrients, as vitamins and trace elements must reach the baby in sufficient quantity and meet the needs of the mother, so you need to constantly replenish their supplies.
Tomato juice contains a huge amount of such substances. In addition, that the vegetable drink will enrich the body of a pregnant woman with folic acid, iron, iodine, calcium and vitamins (A, E, C, B, D), and so will raise the mood. The thing is, that tomato juice affects the production of a special hormone - seratonin, it is also called the hormone "happiness". Therefore, having drunk a glass of a tomato drink, you "will kill two hares": and fill the vitamin reserve, and you will get pleasure. What else is needed during pregnancy?
In addition to its rich composition, juice also has a positive effect on the body:
- prevents the development of avitominosis;
- normalizes the work of the cardiovascular system;
- improves the functionality of the digestive system;
- reduces the risk of developing cancer;
- protects against influenza and ARVI.
Also, the juice contains useful acids: oxalic, lemon, apple, which are very important for the body of any person, since these substances help to regulate metabolic processes in the body.
As you know, many pregnant women suffer from constipation, but tomato juice and coping with this factor is "excellent". Also, the drink is an excellent preventive for thrombosis, which is important for women who are carrying a baby.
Another advantage of juice - low calorie. The future moms will not need to worry about the kilograms once again.
And the most important plus is that it has the characteristic to reduce the manifestations of toxicosis, which often persecute women in the early stages of pregnancy.
At the same time, tomato juice is also useful for the baby in the womb: the drink enriches the baby's body with the necessary oxygen.
Very often during pregnancy, women may have a sudden desire to drink a glass of tomato juice, even if before they were indifferent to it. Such an acute need can arise against the background of insufficient amounts of vitamins or early toxicosis. Also, such a sudden desire can signal and problems with the liver and gall bladder. In this case, to be safe, consult a doctor, since the body's need for tomato juice can be both a desire to pamper yourself with tasty, and evidence of serious health problems.
When to quit tomato juice during pregnancy
Useful juice, unfortunately, is not allowed to everyone. Before pampering yourself with a welcome drink, be sure to consult your doctor. The fact is that the drink has some limitations, especially if there are chronic pathologies. It is forbidden to use tomato juice for diseases such as gastritis, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, inflammation of the gallbladder. You also need to refrain from a fragrant drink with poisoning, gastrointestinal spasms or problems with digestion.
Especially forbidden juice for women who have allergic diseases, in particular, the reaction to red foods.
During pregnancy, women need to be very careful about the choice of dishes for their menu, so if you have the above violations, then tomato juice is better to exclude from your diet.
Tomato drink: we prepare ourselves
Having understood the useful properties of tomato juice during pregnancy, you need to discuss and in what form it is better to use. Women in the situation better to drink freshly squeezed drink, rather than bought in the store. Still, the hand-made juice contains more useful substances. In addition, home fresh does not contain preservatives in its composition, which are contained in a ready-made drink and can have an ambiguous effect on the development of the fetus and the condition of the woman herself.
A home-made drink is very easy to prepare. With a juicer, a blender or a conventional meat grinder, twist the tomatoes - and the juice is ready. If it seemed to you dense, you can strain it through a sieve. For preparation it is better to use seasonal fruits, that is without the maintenance of any chemical substances. But from the addition of salt is better to refuse, since it delays excess fluid in the body and increases blood pressure.
A variety of useful foods can be added to the drink, for example: parsley, carrots, dill, coriander, celery, fresh cucumber, lime or lemon juice, garlic (all depends on the wishes and preferences of the pregnant woman).
Immediately I want to note that juice is not recommended to eat with foods rich in protein. These include eggs, fish and meat products, potatoes and bakery products. The fact is that the symbiosis of a tomato drink and the listed products can become causative of the formation of stones in the gallbladder or kidneys.
The juice from tomatoes perfectly tones up and restores strength, so you need to drink it half an hour before eating.
So, summing up, we can safely say that in the absence of any contraindications, tomato juice in the first months of pregnancy is not only possible, but it is also necessary to drink!