As a tropical country, Indonesia has many choices of fruit for consumption. Some of them include fruits that are good for pregnant women and fetuses in the womb.
Pregnant women are advised to consume around 2-4 servings of fruit per day. Each dish consists of one medium-sized fruit or one bowl of cut fruit.
Fiber content and nutrients that are owned by many fruits such as vitamin C, Beta carotene, folic acid, and potassium are very important for the health of pregnant women and fetal development.
Here are some types of fruit that are good for pregnant women, including:
A bowl of mango can meet the needs of vitamin C for one day. In addition, mangoes are also rich in vitamin A which is needed to avoid interference and decrease the body’s defense system in infants later.
Fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium are the mainstay of apple nutrients which are very good for pregnant women. A study showed that the risk of asthma and allergies was lower in infants of mothers who ate apples regularly during pregnancy.
Bananas are rich in potassium and can be a fast energy supply for pregnant women. Bananas are also very suitable for pregnant women who often feel nauseous. In addition, bananas also contain vitamin B-6, vitamin C and fiber. Consumption of bananas can be combined with other fruits or with a mixture of yogurt.
The main content of folic acid which is high in avocados makes it a good choice of fruit for pregnant women. In addition, avocados also contain lots of vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin K, fiber and various mineral substances. Some types of minerals can help overcome the symptoms of nausea or cramps that are often experienced by pregnant women. For the fetus, this fruit is believed to be important for brain and nervous system development.
Oranges contain lots of vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, as well as fluid intake for the body which helps avoid dehydration in pregnant women. Apart from oranges, lemons can be a good choice of fruit for pregnant women. The high content of vitamin C in lemon plus can help relieve nausea, as well as facilitate digestion in pregnant women.
Not as the community thinks that pineapple is dangerous for pregnant women. Until now, there is no scientific evidence that can prove this. Pineapple itself contains bromelain which in large quantities is believed to cause bleeding but bromelain in one pineapple dish, is less likely to cause interference with pregnancy.
Pineapple contains lots of vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, and various other nutrients that are important for the health of pregnant women and fetuses. However, it is not recommended to consume pineapple excessively, especially in pregnant women who have a sensitive digestive system.
Generally dried fruit has a sweet taste. This fruit is very practical for pregnant women. Choose apricots or dried berries that are also believed to prevent urinary tract infections. It is not recommended to consume dried bananas, because they generally contain lots of oil and fat.
No less important is make sure to wash the fruit carefully. Rub the surface of the fruit with a brush on running water for a few moments. If necessary, consult a doctor about fruit intake that is good for pregnant women.