Is it healthy to eat mango during pregnancy

Yes, as it has lots of nutritional benefits. But it is advisable to consult a doctor before eating.

Benefits of Eating mango During Pregnancy:

  • Mangoes have Vitamin A helps in vision, immune system, Fiber maintains digestive system, lowers blood pressure, contain Vitamin C which helps in development of resistance against harmful agents, etc
  • Mangoes have potassium which helps control heart rate & blood pressure, Vitamin B6 helping in cognitive development & nerves.
  • Mangoes also contain Copper which is a nutrient needed for blood cell formation. & folate which plays a major role during pregnancy.

Side effects of eating artificially ripe mangoes:

  • There are many sides effects like drowsiness, confusion, disturbances in mood, upset stomach, headaches, dizziness, mouth ulcers, etc

Recommended Time to Eat mango?

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

Tips to select right mangos to eat during pregnancy:

  • Choose mangoes which are not the ones ripened with chemicals, artificially ripened ones will have black powdery or grayish white coating, feel soft, look ripe outside, but are raw & hard inside etc.

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

Alternatives to mango:

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

  Peaches Рcontain Vitamin C, Folic acid, Potassium, Fiber, etc

 Nectarines Рprevents blindness & helps appropriate Fetal growth.

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