Many fruits can not be compared to avocados. In fact, many food groceries do not contain everything that contains an avocado! That’s why we dedicate today’s text to this great fruit!
Lately, avocados are becoming more and more popular in various nutrition, but rarely nutritionists tell how avocados are good to eat if you are planning a pregnancy or if you are expecting.
Are you planning a pregnancy? here’s why you should eat avocado?
Avocado is rich in many minerals and vitamins, but it also contains a large amount of folate. Half of avocados contain about 5mcg of folate. A folate is a natural form of folic acid. Folic acid helps conceive and is very important in early pregnancy because it prevents damage to the spinal cord and brain of the fetus and prevents the defect of the nerve tube. The nerve tube is part of the embryo from which your child’s brain and spine develop. Damage can occur in early stages of pregnancy, therefore it is recommended to start with the consummation of folic acid when start planning a pregnancy. Half avocado daily is enough to satisfy the required vitamin intake.
Avocado in pregnancy
Many studies say that pregnant women should introduce the avocados into their daily food. They contain a large amount of nutrients that are important for the mother health and development of the baby! They are full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.
In the pregnancy, it is necessary to bring in healthy fats, which are equally important for both mother and baby. Avocado contains about 30g of fat, and 20g belongs to a group of healthy fats, which is up to 20 times more than the other fruit have! Healthy fats help in lowering bad cholesterol, which can often be elevated during pregnancy.
Avocado contains a large amount of vitamins C, B2, B3, B5, B6, K that are important for both, mum health and baby development. Thanks to a large amount of vitamin C, this fruit can help with morning sickness.
Potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, phosphorus, manganese and many other minerals are present in the avocado fruits.
Pregnant women often have problems with cramps in the legs, and potassium and calcium help with this problem. Avocado contains more potassium than bananas, which many athletes often consume for this reason!
During pregnancy, high blood pressure can lead to pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia can cause serious complications in pregnancy, but also severe chronic health disorders in women. It has been proven that potassium positively affects the reduction of blood pressure, and as we have already mentioned above, the avocado has a lot of this mineral!
In pregnancy, it often happens that future mothers become anemic because of the small amount of iron in the body. Iron is very important for the development of a baby, and the avocado contains this mineral as well.
Avocado contains a large number of fibers that help good bacteria in the intestine for easier digestion. This reduces the risk of illness and preserves health. Many pregnant women have problems with obstipation. Avocado fibers can help a lot with this problem!
How much avocado should you eat in a day?
It is best to limit your daily intake to half a fruit as over-consumption could lead to a few, though rare, side-effects.
What do we need?
- Half an avocado
- Half a green apple
- One banana
- One orange
- One lime
- A glass of water
Put all the ingredients into a blender and combine into a beverage.
This beverage will keep you healthy, strong and young! Cheers!
What do you need?
- Half an avocado
- Integral bread
- Pine nuts
Peel the avocado and chop a half on a few tiny pieces. Boil the egg (pregnant ladies should avoid raw eggs due to increased risk for salmonella) and make a sandwich of ingredients. Put pine nuts or some spices of your choice.
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