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Benefits Of Raspberries In Pregnancy

Raspberries are popular, edible and colourful fruits that come in two varieties. While they are extremely delicious and healthy, it is important to know whether it is safe to consume these berries during pregnancy or not.

Raspberries are totally safe and are one of the must-have foods to be consumed during pregnancy. Consuming these berries during pregnancy ensures a healthy pregnancy.

There are many benefits of consuming raspberries during pregnancy. Along with the raspberry fruit, its leaves are also extremely beneficial to ease childbirth.

It is found to be beneficial in treating morning sickness, in treating bleeding gums and as a good source of iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese.

On the other hand, a raspberry fruit also eases the delivery, strengthens the immunity system and prevents minor ailments, cures dizziness, fatigue, haemorrhage and helps in childbirth.

Likewise, there are a few more health benefits of consuming raspberries during pregnancy. Therefore, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the health benefits of consuming raspberries in pregnancy. Read on to know more about it.


Regulates Labour And Delivery:

Consuming raspberry during pregnancy regulates the uterine contractions and facilitates a safe delivery. Apart from that, the leaves of raspberries can also treat nausea, cramps, dizziness and fatigue.


Prevents Birth Defects

The high amount of folate content present in raspberries prevents birth defects too. Including folate-rich foods like raspberry reduces the risk of cardiovascular and limb diseases. It also treats urinary tract abnormalities.


Promotes Digestion

The high amount of dietary fibre and manganese present in raspberry promotes a smooth digestion process. It prevents the risk of digestive disorders, maintains a high rate and helps in maintaining the weight during pregnancy.


Boots Immunity:

The antioxidants and phytonutrients present in raspberries strengthen the immune system and help keep minor ailments at bay. Thereby, it safeguards the health of an unborn baby and the mother.


Protects From The Development Of Cancer:

Since raspberries are a rich source of antioxidants and ellagic acid, it prevents the risk of cancer development.


Treats Anaemia:

Raspberries contain a high amount of iron that has the ability to prevent anaemia. Raspberries boost the haemoglobin count and protect the pregnant woman from anaemia, dizziness and fatigue.

Story first published: Monday, March 7, 2016, 21:01 [IST]
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