Is It Safe To Eat Pears During Pregnancy

It is important to think twice before you eat anything during pregnancy. So, are pears safe during pregnancy? Read on to know...

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Though fruits and vegetables are healthy, pregnant women should be cautious while changing the diet. So, is it safe to eat pears during pregnancy?

Yes, pears are healthy even during pregnancy. They contain antioxidants and many other nutrients. When it comes to vitamins, they contain vitamins B9, K, C, A. They also offer calcium, cobalt, copper, zinc, iron, potassium, phosphorous, pectin, fibre and sulphur.

But you must remember to wash them thoroughly before eating. The bacteria and other microbes that dwell on the surface of pears that are unwashed may lead to several illnesses. Also, talk to your doctor once if you wish to eat pears during pregnancy.

Now let us know about their benefits....

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Prevent Infections

Pears contain vitamin C. Eating pears can help you prevent certain infections like cough, cold, bronchitis, pneumonia and even flu.

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Cure Constipation

The fibre content in pears can ease constipation. It is better to consume pears along with the peel to get this benefit.

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Energy

Pears are low in fat but still give you some energy. An average sized pear comes with around 100 calories.

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Curb Cravings

Pears come with natural sugar. As they taste sweet, they curb your cravings for artificial sweets.

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Heart

Pears contain potassium which is important for heart functions. Both the baby and the mother need the mineral for a healthy heart.

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Bones

Pears contain Calcium which is an important mineral that can strengthen the bones of both the baby and the mother.

Read more about: pears, fruits, vegetables, pregnancy, baby, foetus
Story first published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 10:49 [IST]
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