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Is It Safe To Eat Mangoes During Pregnancy?

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Pregnancy is a phase in a woman's life which, among other things, is also famous for the food cravings!

In these 9 months, a woman usually never worries too much about dieting or weight gain and enjoys good food!

It is also healthy to eat well during pregnancy, as the mother needs a lot of nutrients to keep herself and her unborn baby healthy. Anything the to-be mother consumes will directly affect her baby.

The nutrients that enter a pregnant woman's body through food get transferred to her baby in the womb. So, it is crucial that she watches what she eats.

A healthy diet that is rich in various vitamins and nutrients is required for a healthy pregnancy and child-birth.

A pregnant woman must also make herself aware of what kind of foods are best for her, after consulting with her doctor.

fruits for pregnancy

There are certain foods that are good for a pregnant woman, while certain other foods may pose a threat to her and her baby's health.

A to-be mother may have hundreds of doubts with regards to the safety of pregnancy foods.

Today, Boldsky tells you whether juicy mangoes, that most people love, are safe to be consumed during pregnancy or not.

Mangoes During Pregnancy

Mangoes are seasonal fruits that are rich in vitamins C, A and B6, along with potassium and folic acid. As most of us know, vitamin C and folic acid are very important for the health of a pregnant woman and her baby.

In addition, mangoes are rich in antioxidants that help in keeping a pregnant lady energised, apart from giving her a stronger immune system.

fruits for pregnancy

By consuming mangoes certain digestive issues that are quite common during pregnancy, for example, constipation, can be relieved, as these fruits are rich in fibre content that help in a good digestion process.

For pregnant women who have a sweet-tooth or for those who crave for sweets, mangoes can be used as natural, healthier alternatives, thereby preventing indigestion and obesity-related issues in them.

So, it can be said that a pregnant woman can consume mangoes without having any fear!

Points To Keep In Mind

  • Pregnant women who are diabetic should not consume large amounts of mangoes, as mangoes are high in sugar content. 
  • Make sure that you buy organic mangoes, as chemically ripened or artificially sweetened mangoes can harm your baby's health.
Read more about: pregnancy, health, nutrition, mango
Story first published: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 13:30 [IST]
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