Should you eat mushrooms during pregnancy?

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Many opinions say that mushrooms should be eaten during pregnancy because mushrooms are nutritious foods, but there are also views that say that mushrooms should not be eaten during pregnancy. So is it okay to eat mushrooms during pregnancy?

Mushrooms are one of the foods that are commonly used every day because they not only provide many nutritional values ​​but also can be processed into many delicious dishes.

1. Should you eat mushrooms during pregnancy?

Nutrition experts say that pregnant women can completely eat mushrooms during pregnancy, even mushrooms are a great food choice for pregnancy to provide the fetus with many necessary nutrients.
Of the many edible mushrooms, straw mushrooms are the most popular with high protein and fiber content but very few calories. Mushrooms are the same, only about 20 calories / 100 grams of mushrooms. In addition, edible mushrooms also provide many vitamins, minerals and trace elements to the body.
Advice against eating mushrooms during pregnancy may be due to concerns about mushroom allergies or mushroom poisoning, even though they are edible. Mild mushroom poisoning can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and severe poisoning can be life-threatening.
It is best for pregnant women to choose to buy mushrooms at a reputable address, specify the origin and should only eat a moderate amount.

2. Eat mushrooms during pregnancy?

If you have eaten mushrooms before pregnancy and do not have allergies or experience any side effects, you can continue to eat that mushroom. Edible, safe and popular mushrooms such as oyster mushrooms, straw mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, ... are not damaged
In addition, medicinal mushrooms such as shiitake mushrooms (also known as shiitake mushrooms), Ganoderma lucidum, dancing mushrooms, turkey tail mushrooms, ... frozen or processed products with expiry dates are also very safe for pregnant women. However, pregnant women need to consult a doctor before using medicinal mushrooms and medicines with medicinal mushrooms as ingredients.
Things to note for pregnant women who eat mushrooms during pregnancy is to buy fresh, clean mushrooms that are not damaged or bruised. When eating mushrooms, they should be washed, cooked, and not raw to limit bacterial and fungal infections from penetrating the body.
If pregnant women are sometimes allergic to mushrooms, they should consider eating mushrooms during pregnancy. After eating, it is necessary to monitor the body for any abnormalities. If you have an allergy, you should contact your doctor to prescribe an anti-allergy drug for pregnant women.
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3. Do not eat any mushrooms during pregnancy?

Most edible mushrooms are safe and pregnant women should avoid consuming these types of mushrooms and how to eat them:
Eat them raw: Basically, eating mushrooms raw can cause indigestion because mushrooms contain The outer cells are very hard. Therefore, pregnant women who want to eat mushrooms during pregnancy should cook and cook mushrooms thoroughly before eating to best absorb nutrients from mushrooms. Poisonous mushrooms, hallucinogenic mushrooms: Poisonous mushrooms, hallucinogenic mushrooms are mushrooms that grow wild in nature, can cause poisoning with manifestations such as nausea, vomiting, hallucinogens such as muscle weakness, excitement. , can even lead to death. These symptoms can appear about 6 hours after eating mushrooms. Therefore, pregnant women need to avoid eating these mushrooms during pregnancy.

4. How good is it to eat mushrooms during pregnancy?

In fact, mushrooms are a food that provides many essential nutrients for pregnant women. 100 grams of mushroom can provide about 27.5 calories, 3.7 grams of protein, 1.98 grams of carbohydrates, and many other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron , sodium, folate.
Pregnant women who cook mushrooms with other foods will have a delicious, flavorful dish that is low in fat, calories and carbohydrates. With the above-mentioned abundant minerals, eating mushrooms during pregnancy is very good for pregnant women.
4.1 Eating mushrooms during pregnancy provides a large amount of B vitamins In addition to the vitamins and minerals mentioned above, mushrooms are also known to be a great source of B vitamins, including B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid). These are vitamins that are good for the health of pregnant women and are necessary for the comprehensive development of the fetus. Specifically, pregnant mothers who eat mushrooms during pregnancy will enjoy the following benefits:
Vitamin B1: Responsible for the baby's brain development, increase mother's energy and reduce pregnancy fatigue Vitamin B2: Support Supports nervous system development, healthy skin, good eyesight and strong bones and muscles Vitamin B3: Helps improve circulation in the mother's body, so that the fetus is nourished, maintains cholesterol levels and health Cardiovascular health of both mother and baby Vitamin B5: Enhances food metabolism and prevents digestive disorders 4.2 Eating mushrooms during pregnancy supports the digestive system and muscle development For vegetarians, mushrooms are an important food. important source of protein. Therefore, pregnant women who eat mushrooms during pregnancy will be supplemented with an abundant and rich source of protein, participating in the development of the fetus. In addition, the abundant fiber of mushrooms also promotes active digestive system. Work better and regulate the absorption of blood sugar, control and maintain cholesterol levels, blood pressure in the body.
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4.3 Eating mushrooms during pregnancy provides a lot of antioxidants Mushrooms are also known to be a rich source of antioxidants, so eating mushrooms during pregnancy will help you strengthen your immune system, prevent certain diseases. disease during pregnancy. The amount of potassium and zinc present in mushrooms is also essential for the proper development and growth of the fetus.

5. Things to keep in mind for pregnant women who eat mushrooms during pregnancy

To ensure safety as well as enjoy the benefits and nutritional values ​​​​that mushrooms bring, pregnant women who eat mushrooms during pregnancy should note the following information:
Choose to buy fresh mushrooms of clear and reputable origin for processing. Do not eat raw mushrooms, as well as damaged ones. Wash and cook mushrooms thoroughly before eating. Avoid eating processed mushrooms or reduce your intake with processed mushroom products. If you are allergic to mushrooms, stop eating immediately and contact your doctor. With medicinal mushrooms, pregnant women should consult a doctor and monitor their health after eating. Eating mushrooms during pregnancy should absolutely not eat strange mushrooms, wild mushrooms because you can eat poisonous mushrooms, hallucinogenic mushrooms. If you still wonder whether to eat mushrooms during pregnancy, pregnant women can completely enjoy the delicious taste and nutritional value that mushrooms bring. Pregnant women only need to note that they should choose to buy edible mushrooms, wash, cook thoroughly before eating and eat in moderation.
Maintaining a nutritious and safe diet during pregnancy not only ensures the health of the mother but also supports the development of the fetus. Therefore, during this period, pregnant women need to be very careful. If you have questions, or need advice, you can refer to the information on the website of Vinmec International General Hospital.

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