Should you eat pineapple while pregnant?

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Pregnant women often encounter problems about what foods should and should not be eaten during pregnancy to avoid affecting the health of both mother and baby. Eating pineapple during pregnancy is always a mystery for women, because many people fear this fruit is dangerous to the fetus. So should you eat pineapple while pregnant?

1. Eating pineapple while pregnant and rumors causing miscarriage

Although it is not possible to completely confirm that eating pineapple while pregnant is safe, this fruit can enhance the health of users. There are many rumors surrounding miscarriage due to eating pineapple but the truth is not quite so. Scientific studies do not come up with any definitive conclusions that the cause of miscarriage is due to eating pineapple. This is considered an oral folk experience, so they avoid eating during pregnancy to ensure the health of the fetus.
According to analysis, pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain. This is an ingredient that is generally not recommended for women who are pregnant. They can cause activity that breaks down the body's proteins, causing you to have abnormal bleeding problems. However, according to analytical data this enzyme exists in the core and we usually give up eating only the meat part. Therefore, the amount of enzymes entering the body when eating pineapple is quite low to cause miscarriage.

2. Pineapple can be added to a healthy menu for pregnant women

According to nutrition research for pregnant women, during pregnancy, it is necessary to supplement with the following 5 nutritional groups:
Vegetables Fruits Dairy products Nuts and seeds Protein These food groups are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. Trace mineral elements help babies grow healthier. The menu for pregnant women, in addition to being rich in nutrients, also requires a variety of foods to eat more deliciously. Moreover, you need to drink a lot of water to facilitate the body's metabolism to avoid damage caused by lack of water.
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To accurately calculate your body's food needs through body indicators. Assuming you are 30 years old, 1m60 tall and weigh 64 kg, you should eat about 4.5 cups of fruit or vegetables during the first 3 months of pregnancy. The following months should gradually increase to 5 cups or more to provide enough nutrition for the body and the fetus. Sometimes due to the characteristics of work and living habits, you can increase to 6 cups to ensure that you always provide enough nutrition during pregnancy.

3. Instructions on how to use pineapple in a nutritious diet

The vitamin C content in 1 cup of pineapple is said to be enough for a woman's all-day needs during pregnancy. In addition, eating pineapple during pregnancy you are also provided with a number of other nutritional ingredients such as:
Folate Iron Magnesium Manganese Copper Vitamin B6 These are all groups of nutrients necessary for the fetus to ensure the growth and development of the fetus. health into adulthood. Therefore, you can apply some of the following ways to increase the body's ability to consume pineapple:
Eat pineapple with yogurt for breakfast Use pineapple smoothie Eat pineapple with grilled dishes in the summer Grill pineapple with vegetables and meat Use pineapple as a salad for snacks Make iced pineapple Add pineapple to stir-fries or pizza

4. The risks you need to note when eating pineapple during pregnancy

While studies have phased out the notion that eating pineapple causes an early miscarriage, it can sometimes appear a little uncomfortable for a pregnant woman's body. If you have stomach problems, you should be careful when eating pineapple. Pineapple contains an amount of acid that causes heartburn and acid reflux. So you should not eat too much pineapple if your stomach is having problems.
Others rarely eat pineapple or develop an allergy when eating pineapple, so they need to contact a doctor for advice and testing. Here are some signs that you are allergic to pineapple:
Immediately itchiness or pain in the oral cavity Irritation on the skin Occurrence of asthma A stuffy or runny nose The time you feel these symptoms is usually only a few minutes after eating pineapple. Sometimes because you are allergic to pollen or latex, you also have an allergic reaction to eating pineapple. You need to pay attention to every body reaction for timely first aid.
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5. Some fruits are good for pregnant women

During pregnancy, you not only eat pineapple but also need to add many other foods to ensure a variety of nutrients for the fetus. Depending on the time, you can choose to add some fruits such as:
Apples Orange Apricots Mango Besides you can use more green beans, sweet potatoes, squash and spinach to support the comprehensive development of the body. intelligence for the fetus. Pregnant women are often encouraged to use fresh food. But if you are too busy, you can use frozen vegetables, canned or dried products instead of snacks to ensure nutrition for the body every day.
Forget about early miscarriage rumors caused by eating pineapple while pregnant. You can enjoy pineapple dishes such as fresh pineapple, canned pineapple or juice. The nutritional content in pineapple will provide enough for both you and your unborn baby to have a healthy pregnancy.
However, if you are still wondering whether to eat pineapple during pregnancy, you can consult your doctor. You can also use other fruits to avoid mental pressure about the risks of eating pineapple.
Always accompanies customers in all aspects, Vinmec International General Hospital has developed a package maternity service as a solution to help pregnant women feel secure when accompanied by a team of doctors and nurses. throughout pregnancy. This package helps pregnant mothers to monitor their health status from the first months through regular antenatal check-ups or double test, Triple Test to screen for fetal malformations, quantitative factor tests. angiogenesis diagnosis of preeclampsia, thyroid screening tests in the following weeks of pregnancy. Close monitoring under the supervision of doctors with many years of experience and modern medical equipment will help pregnant women have a healthy pregnancy and minimize unnecessary risks.

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This article is written for readers from Sài Gòn, Hà Nội, Hồ Chí Minh, Phú Quốc, Nha Trang, Hạ Long, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng.


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