Side Effects of Mango during pregnancy

Side Effects of Mango during pregnancy

Naturally ripened mangoes are beneficial to eat during pregnancy. Artificially ripened mangoes are not good to eat during pregnancy. A ripening agent called Calcium Carbide is used to ripen the mango which is harmful to a pregnant woman. Calcium Carbide is toxic for both the mother and her growing baby as it contains traces of phosphine and arsenic. 

Side effects of eating mango during pregnancy

Side Effects of eating Mangoes during pregnancy

Some of the side effects of eating mangoes during pregnancy include:

  • Diarrhea 
  • Dizziness
  • Increased risk of Gestational Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Sleepiness
  • Excess weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Tingling in hands and feets
  • Seizures
  • Mouth Ulcers

If you have gestational diabetes then it's better to avoid eating mangoes during pregnancy as they are high in sugar content. 

How many mangoes can you eat when pregnant?

Always remember to eat mangoes in a moderate amount during pregnancy. Excess eating of mangoes can be harmful to both the mother and her baby. Eat one mango per day.

Tips to reduce toxins of artificially ripened mangoes 

By following some simple tips you can also reduce the toxins of mangoes during pregnancy. Some of the tips to reduce the risks of artificially ripened mangoes during pregnancy include:
  • Always buy mangoes during their season.
  • Wash it thoroughly to rinse off all the harmful toxins.
  • Don't put mango's skin directly into your mouth. Peel off the skin and then eat it.
  • Wash your hands and clean the knife, chopping board before using it to cut the mango.
  • Try to buy raw mangoes and ripen them at your home naturally as it will reduce the risk of ripening agent Calcium Carbide contamination.

Can I eat raw mango during pregnancy?

Yes, you can eat raw mango during pregnancy. Mangoes are a good source of fiber, antioxidants, and energy. Raw or unripe mangoes contain vitamins and minerals. It also helps in regulating digestion by reducing acidity and constipation which are common problems during pregnancy. Raw mango is loaded with Vitamin C which helps to regulate blood pressure and increases the number of red blood cells during pregnancy. Raw mango also helps in keeping down nausea and morning sickness which are a common problem faced by many pregnant women especially in the first trimester of pregnancy. 

Enjoy your pregnancy phase. Have a happy and safe pregnancy. 

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