Pregnant mothers are suggested to consume fruits, so they can get nutrition they need. One fruit that is suggested to consume during pregnancy is pomegranate. What are the health benefits that pregnant women can get from consuming pomegranate during pregnancy?
Pomegranates, which is originated from Middle East has plants that grow from 5 to 8 meters. It is suitable to be grown in lowland 1,000 meters below sea level. For now, pomegranate is mostly planted as medicinal plant and as a food since its fruits are delicious.
Besides that, some people plant pomegranate tree as an ornamental plant. According to research, this fruit contains vitamin C for about 40 percent, enough to meet daily needs for adults. Besides vitamin C, pomegranate also contains folic acid, potassium, fiber, niacin, vitamin E and vitamin A. Antioxidant in the fruit is useful to fight free radical in body. If we compare it with other fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, and grapes, pomegranate has more antioxidants.
All pregnant mothers know that they should maintain their nutrient intake as they are the only ones that can bring nutrients needed by their babies in their wombs. Most foods and drinks that mothers consume will influence how their fetuses grow. That’s why they need to pay attention to what they eat and drink. Folic acid in pomegranate can prevent neural tube defect that causes damage to the spinal cord of the fetus. Besides that, folic acid can prevent harelips on babies.
Not only good for the baby’s growth, pomegranate is also good for mother’s skin. It folic acid and antioxidant in pomegranate can stimulate and improves skin beauty. Consuming this fruit regularly, pregnant mothers can get the right nutrition for their babies, and they also can maintain their skin beauties and keep looking beautiful during their pregnancies.