Pregnancy is the best time for both the parents and family and making it sure to have a healthy baby is everyone’s first priority. Eating right is the first thing you can do to grow your fetus in a healthy way and one of them is consuming nuts.
Eating nuts during your pregnancy is the best way to load up your body with vitamins, especially for vegetarians. Nuts have an abundant amount of minerals, essential vitamins and have plenty of benefits.
Obviously, anything in excess will harm you so, having a handful of nuts daily is good enough for your daily nutrient requirement.
Consuming nuts will give you number of benefits like,
- They are a good source of fat.
- Contain vitamin B6 and vitamin E.
- They fall in the healthy snack category.
- They are a good source of iron and protein.
- They are high in fiber which helps in fighting constipation.
Here is a chart which will show a detailed description of nutrient, is found in which nut and their benefit:
|Fibre||Almonds, hazelnut, walnuts, dates, dried fig, peanuts, raisins, Brazilian nut, and dried apricot are a good source of fiber.||Fibre helps in constipation, prevents weight gain and controls blood pressure too.|
|Protein||Coconut, dates, almonds, walnuts, pistachio, and peanut are a good source of protein.||Helps in increasing baby weight and is very good for overall development of a baby.|
Dried dates, dried fig, raisins, coconut, walnut and goji berries are rich in iron.
|Iron plays a major role in pregnant women body as it provides oxygen to the fetus by producing more blood and consequently hemoglobin.|
|Copper||Cashew, pine nuts, pistachio, walnuts, apricot, dates, and coconut are rich in copper.||Copper promotes the absorption of iron and also helps in developing organs and muscles.|
|Calcium||Dried fig, almond, and dates are rich in calcium.||It helps in stronger bones, teeth, healthy nervous system and muscles to grow in a baby.|
|Manganese||Walnut, almond, cashew, and pistachio are rich in manganese.||It regulates baby weight and also helps you in regulating your metabolism, thyroid and blood sugar.|
- if you are allergic to any of the nuts do not consume it instead of ask for its supplement from your doctor.
- The information has been researched and curate in one blog, I am nowhere expert of nuts please take the advice of your doctor before consuming them.
I Hope this will help you and encourage you to involve nuts in your daily diet, do take good care of yourself and be happy.