Is it healthy to eat guava during pregnancy

Yes, it is healthy to eat guava during pregnancy. In fact, it is very healthy for women during early stages of pregnancy till late-pregnancy. It is also highly recommended by doctors.

Benefits of Eating guava During Pregnancy:

  • Guava helps in regulating blood sugar, maintain blood pressure, controls blood cholesterol, has iron.
  • Guava also helps to reduce constipation, is a muscle & nerve relaxant, increases immunity, has folic acid that prevents neural tube defects, has calcium which is very important, prevents anemia.
  • Guava helps in Fetal Development & also digestion.

Disadvantages of guava during pregnancy:

  • Excess guava results in diarrhea.
  • Consumption of unripe guava leads to a toothache, best to consume it in natural form as else it may be harmful.

Recommended Time to Eat guava?

  • Preferably along with breakfast. guavas as evening snacks are also recommended.

Tips to select right guavas to eat during pregnancy:

  • Very important to eat white pulp more than red, take a bite when you feel nauseous.

      NOTE: It is always safe to consult your doctor before adding or removing any foods during pregnancy.

Alternatives to guava:

If you’re allergic to guava you can also use these alternatives.

  1. Pineapples – contains vitamin C which increases Immunity, produces collagen & also has manganese for bones.
  2. Strawberries – also contains vitamin C which is an antioxidant and also protect against cancer.

 

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