Date fruit has multiple health benefits and various uses for us and our bodies. It contains no less than 15 different minerals, including vitamin A, B, C and E, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc, amino acids, carbohydrates, protein, fibre and various fatty acids. They are small in size, but jam packed with nutritional goodness, making them useful at every stage of our lives – even during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, it is natural to question what you eat and whether it is good for you and the baby. Women are often told to avoid certain foods, and are recommended to eat others which may be beneficial for their health in a time where it is more important than ever to nurture their bodies.
Should I eat date fruit during pregnancy?
The best answer to this question is to say that there is no general consensus, and that different people and health professionals have different ideas on the matter. Searching the internet for answers to this question is likely to bring up many different responses.
The benefits of eating date fruit while pregnant:
Pregnant women can consume date fruit during the course of their pregnancy. Like anything, however, this should be done in moderation. As a general guideline, pregnant woman should eat only one or two dates a day within the first 8 months of their pregnancy. In their final month of pregnancy, month 9, this can be increased to 3-6 dates per day.
Eating date fruit regularly during your pregnancy can have the following effects:
Why does eating dates have this effect?
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