Parenting isn’t a task in which you can start performing at a given point in time. It is an affectionate process which develops deeper over time. It begins right at the moment when you know you are about to have a baby. The alterations in your schedule and the attention to detail ensuring a comfortable pregnancy are all part of the parenting process that why you also need to care about what to eat and what not that’s why here a list of fruits not to eat during pregnancy.
A healthy pregnancy requires a lot of drastic lifestyle changes and developing the right kind of eating habits is one of those. While you are carrying a baby, it is essential for you to understand what you can eat and what you cannot.
People usually believe that fruits are part of a healthy diet and that all fruits are good for health. However, for a pregnant woman, this does not stand true. There are certain fruits which are hazardous for expecting mothers. Here is a list of the fruits not to eat during pregnancy.
10 fruits not to eat during pregnancy
This sweet fruit might surprise you for being included in this list. Consumption of bananas isn’t bad for all pregnant woman, but only for those who are diabetic, allergic, or have gestational diabetes. They contain a component called chitinase, which increases body heat. Women allergic to it should avoid eating bananas at all times. Also, the fruit has a high amount of sugar level in it which makes it harmful for diabetic women as well.
During pregnancy, the first trimester plays a crucial role in the development of the baby. Pineapple is one of the most hazardous fruit to be consumed especially during that span. This fruit causes sharp uterine contractions which may lead to a miscarriage. The bromelain enzyme softens the cervix wall which results in sharp uterine contractions and bleeding.
No matter how much you are tempted to eat this mouthwatering savory, it’s a big no for expecting mommies. Tamarind is a rich source of vitamin C which suppresses the production of progesterone. The reduced levels of progesterone in the body can cause a miscarriage, preterm birth, or even cell damage in the fetus. It’s best to avoid consuming too much of tamarind with special emphasis to be laid in the first trimester.
The juicy seasonal fruit might tempt you a bit but the fact remains that Peach is considered to a ‘hot’ fruit. By hot fruit, I mean that it might produce excessive heat in your body. Consuming ample amount of peach can cause internal bleeding or miscarriage. In addition to that, the fruit has small follicles on its skin which, after consumption, might cause irritation in your throat.
Contrary to the fact that papayas contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients essential for the body, the fruits are extremely hazardous for pregnant women in multiple ways. It can impair the development of the fetus, raise your body temperature which is not good for pregnancy, cause uterine contractions, bleeding, and even miscarriage in some cases.
Be it black or green, but sorry darling, if you are pregnant, you aren’t getting any of those. Many believe that resveratrol present in grapes are toxic for pregnant women. Also, the fruit, being highly acidic in nature, may cause diarrhea and morning sickness. The list doesn’t end here – the black skin on the fruit is hard to digest for wombing mothers with weakened digestive systems. No matter how pulpy and juicy this fruit looks, the bottom line remains that it is ‘prohibited for pregnant women’.
Consumption of sesame seeds would be the most honest mistake a woman could commit since they are used in multiple ways and goes in the mouth almost unnoticed. It is believed that they cause uterine contractions. Intake of any form will result in sharp discomfort, pain, or even both. It is important to avoid sesame seeds of all variants.
The name ‘canned tomatoes’ in itself explains the fuss around it. Anything and everything which is canned will have a huge amount of preservatives in it. Preservatives are highly toxic for the baby as well as the mother. Its consumption may lead to complications.
Again, the deal calls for eating only what is fresh. Frozen berries are only going to be toxic for you and the soon-to-be-born baby. They aren’t of any good. The vital nutrients berries have are long gone as they are frozen over an extended period of time.
Melons are all juicy and pulpy, and especially if you are going to have a summer baby, what else would you demand! Watermelons are known for their ability to flush toxins out of your body, while keeping you hydrated. However, here’s a catch: while flushing out toxins, your fetus will get exposed to them, which in turn is a risky thing to do.
We all know that dates are rich in nutrients and vitamins. However, it may not be necessary that what works for a normal body would work for a pregnant one as well. Dates are hot in nature. As discussed above, consumption of hot foods during pregnancy leads to exciting uterine muscles which causes uterine contractions. A date or two per day is harmless, but you would have to make sure that you limit your appetite there itself.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed/shared in the blog above are personal opinions of the writer. Berrytree recommends you consult with your doctor/pediatrician/family before instinctively following any suggested steps