First we explored ideal vegetables for pregnancy, now we are looking at beautiful fruits to maximize nutrition during pregnancy. Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important for all of life but throughout pregnancy many women pay extra attention to nutritional intake. We have highlighted 10 favorites fruits to help power pack your intake. Explore different ways to cook and consume fruits. Grilled, for example, is a great option for a change.
If you missed part 1 of Perfect Pregnancy Foods: Veggie Edition, check it out here.
Pineapple: raw, grilled
Contains digestive actions which can help with relieving constipation and heartburn
Contains Vitamin C and manganese which many believe allow for the pregnancy hormones to rise and eventually induce labor. In many cultures pineapple is not allowed to be eaten during pregnancy except in the final trimester.
Contains properties to help steady blood sugar
Cherries: Raw or in pie!
Contains Vitamin C which helps growth and repair of tissues. It also helps heal wounds and is needed for bone strength.
Have an anti-inflammatory action which can help prevent pre-eclampsia and skin problems
Cherries can also help with sluggish bowels
Contains Vitamins C, B3, B5, and A
Can naturally help keep pH levels on track
If you are on medications, discuss grapefruit consumption with your HCP due to grapefruit containing naringin which can affect the way medications are metabolized