Pineapple is a favorite fruit of many people thanks to its easy-to-eat sweet and sour taste, rich in fiber and vitamins. However, it is suggested that eating pineapple pregnant women will increase the risk of miscarriage. So in reality, should pregnant women eat pineapple or not?
Should pregnant women eat pineapple?
Pineapple fruit (pineapple, pineapple, phoenix …) has the scientific name of Ananas comosus, it is native to Southern Brazil and Paraguay. Pineapple is a popular tropical fruit in the world, especially it is very popular in Vietnam.
So should pregnant women eat pineapple or not? Our answer will be yes, because in fact there are no studies that can prove that pregnant women who eat pineapple can have a miscarriage. On the contrary, if pregnant women eat pineapples in the right way with moderate amounts, pineapples also bring mothers great health benefits.
The value that pineapple brings to pregnant mothers
Should pregnant women eat pineapple? Of course pregnant women should eat pineapple during pregnancy because of the “golden” benefits that it brings:
Rich in nutrients
In 100 grams of pineapple contains 25 kcal, 0.03 carotene, 0.08 mg vitamin B1, 0.02 vitamin B2, 16 mg vitamin C, 16 mg calcium, 11 mg phosphorus, 0.3 mg iron, 0.07 mg copper, 0.4 gr protein, 0.2 lipid, 13.7 gr of carbohydrates, 85.3 water, 0.4 fiber.
Pregnant women eat pineapple to help diuretic and eliminate unnecessary waste from the body. This will help pregnant women prevent swelling during pregnancy .
Each pineapple provides about 79 mg of vitamins for the body, these vitamins help promote collagen production. Collagen helps to support the development of cartilage, bones, skin, and tendons of the fetus.
Improve mood for pregnant women
The taste and aroma of pineapple help pregnant women improve emotions. In addition, its characteristic sweet and sour taste helps to improve the taste of the mother, making mothers feel more delicious.
Treatment of varicose veins
During pregnancy, the veins in the mother’s leg often become enlarged and twisted, causing a lot of pain. So pregnant women should eat pineapple to reduce the formation of fiber in the veins.
Improve immune system
Pineapple contains abundant vitamin C to help increase resistance, improve the body’s immune system. Pregnant women who have a cold can try eating pineapple to ease the unpleasant symptoms.
Fiber in pineapple helps pregnant mothers prevent constipation during pregnancy . Besides, the amount of bromelain in pineapple helps in protein breakdown and makes digestion process faster.
Regulates blood pressure
Some pregnant mothers have high blood pressure during pregnancy but do not worry because the bromelain in pineapple will help mothers solve this problem. Pregnant women eat pineapple increases blood circulation, prevent the formation of blood clots.
How to eat pineapple safe and effective for pregnant women
It is good if pregnant women eat pineapple, but if pregnant women eat pineapple incorrectly, side effects can occur. So if you want to eat pineapple during pregnancy, please apply the scientific standard way of eating pineapple that we reveal below:
Good time to eat pineapple
Pregnant women should not eat pineapple in the first 3 months, the time when the mother can eat pineapple is the last week of pregnancy (2-3 weeks before the baby is born).
In the third trimester, pregnant women can eat about 250 grams of pineapple / day. This pineapple volume will be adjusted depending on the health status of each pregnant woman to prevent uterine contractions.
How to eat
- Eat only fresh pineapples, juices, or dishes made with ripe pineapples. Pregnant women must not eat green pineapple because it can cause poisoning.
- When eating pineapple, pregnant mother should remove the pineapple eyes + core because they can irritate the tongue and form fibrous tufts causing intestinal obstruction.
Perhaps through this article, the mother knows that pregnant women should eat pineapple or not, right? Besides eating pineapples during pregnancy, mothers can eat more good fruits for pregnant women such as strawberries, oranges, kiwi, avocado … to enhance your health.