Mango during pregnancy - Benefit, Side effect, Is it safe to eat

What are the health benefits of eating Mango during pregnancy

Pregnancy is the time when mothers-to-be can enjoy the things they want to do without getting worried.  In these 9 months, women don't have to worry about their weight and they have to enjoy healthy and nutritious food.

Mango benefits and side effects during pregnancy

Whatever the mother eats it affects her baby directly. That is why it is very important that a pregnant woman eats a healthy diet. V
arious vitamins and nutritious food are required for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Mango is quite beneficial for pregnant women during pregnancy.

Can I eat mango during pregnancy?

Yes, you can eat mango during pregnancy but in a moderate amount. Common seasonal fruit such as mango contains potassium and folic acid along with Iron, Vitamin C, A, and B6. Most of us know that Vitamin C and Folic Acid are very essential for pregnant women. Mangoes also contain fiber which helps to prevent constipation. These are also good sources of energy and antioxidants. 

Why should eating mango be beneficial during pregnancy?

Consuming mangoes during pregnancy is beneficial because of the following reasons :

1. Prevent anemia

Common vitamins are rich in C and help in the absorption of iron, which helps a pregnant mother to overcome anemia related to pregnancy.

2. Rich source of Folic acid 

There is a lot of folic acid in the mango, which is essential for the development of the fetus. It develops the baby's brain and spinal cord. It also protects the baby from neural tube defects.

3. Reduce constipation

A sufficient amount of fiber is beneficial for the proper functioning of the digestive system. Mangoes contain fiber which helps in reducing constipation that is a common problem during pregnancy. 

4. Filled with anti-oxidants

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It reduces the risk of diseases and is also beneficial for the skin. Vitamin C also reduces the risk of premature birth.

5. Contain Vitamin A 

Mango contains a high content of Vitamin A which helps in the development of baby's teeth and bones. It also strengthens the eyes and immune system as well as protects the baby's heart, lungs, and kidneys. 

6. Holds the fluid balance

The electrolytes such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, etc. help in balancing the fluid. Electrolytes help in the functioning of nerves, heart, brain, and muscles. Therefore mango is beneficial to consume in pregnancy.

Mango is naturally sweet

They contain more sugar than other fruits (approximately 15 grams of sugar per 100 grams). Therefore, if you like sweet items then choose mangoes instead of cake or pastry during pregnancy.

When not to eat Mango?

If you have gestational diabetes, it is advisable not to eat mangoes. This is because the mango contains high amounts of sugar. Calories are also high. Therefore, in the third trimester, when you need the most calories then you can eat it as a good snack. But eat them in moderation, in a small amount.

Don't eat artificially ripened fruits because it contains chemicals. The side effects of eating artificially cooked fruit include:
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Too much sleep
  • Change in mood
  • Ulcerative ulcer
  • Seizure outbreak
  • Numbness of hands and feet or a tingling or pricking feeling

There are some indications from which you can find out that the mango is naturally ripened or ripened by using chemicals. The following indications of artificially ripened mangoes are :
  • A layer of brown-white or black powder.
  • Smell like garlic.
  • Being solid and raw from inside.
  • Strange taste in the mouth after eating it.
  • These mangoes start displaying early dark spots or more ripening than naturally ripened mangoes.
  • It looks softer than naturally ripened mangoes.

If you don't understand that fruits are naturally ripped or artificially then you can reduce the risk of toxic substances by following these remedies:

Wash the fruit

As soon as you bring the mango to your home from the market immediately wash them well. In this way, you can get rid of the chemical residues on the surface. 

Peel it

After washing peel mango before eating. Do not eat the pulp directly.

Wash your hands clearly 

Wash the knife and cutting board as well as your hands before eating mangoes.

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