Pregnancy

This is why you should eat tamarind during pregnancy

 

01/7Tamarind and pregnancy

During pregnancy, the body goes through a lot of changes in terms of mood swings and food habits. The change in terms of food is called dysgeusia. It is known that during this phase women crave for sour food items like lemon, pickle and tamarind. It has been proven that this craving happens during the first trimester. While a lot of people feel that the consumption of tamarind during this period can be dangerous, but experts feel that moderate consumption of tamarind is actually good for the mother and foetus too. Here’s proof.

02/7Why to eat tamarind during pregnancy

According to experts, tamarind is a rich source of nutrients that are healthy for mother and unborn baby too. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that not only help boost the immunity system but also help women tend to lean toward it during pregnancy because of its tangy and sweet taste.

03/7Lowers risk of premature birth

Tamarind as a rich source of iron balances the increased volume of blood in the body that further reduces the chances of premature birth and also brings down the chances of low birth weight of the baby.

04/7Controls high blood pressure

The potassium content present in tamarind lowers the blood pressure levels among women who suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy.

05/7Effective against morning sickness

Consuming tamarind during the first trimester, helps control morning sickness that often includes vomiting and nausea. The laxative effect of tamarind on the stomach helps control such symptoms.

06/7Helps in foetus development

Tamarind is rich in niacin (nicotinamide) or vitamin B3,4 which fulfils about 10% of the daily nutrients requirement of a pregnant woman that further helps in the development of nerves, brain, digestive system of the foetus.

07/7Verdict

According to experts, it is healthy to eat tamarind during pregnancy, but in moderation. Excess consumption of tamarind may cause other health issues. It is suggested to consume tamarind under medical practitioner guidance.
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