On top of this list of fruits for pregnant women is a favorite citrus fruit of all time. Not only it can provide you with good amounts of vitamin C but it can also be a great source of folic acid. Folate or folic acid is a type of vitamin B aiding the prevention of problems in the central nervous system.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests that a woman planning to get pregnant to take folate of approximately 400 mg per day. You can increase the levels of folic acid by 600 mg once you are already pregnant.
While we know our bananas to contain a good amount of potassium, they also contain other vitamins and nutrients, such as:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
Vitamin B6 is helpful in easing nausea and vomiting during early pregnancy. Moreover, it can aid in brain development and immune functioning in infants.
You might be craving some type of food with a tinge of sourness. Mangoes, both ripe and unripe, are also rich in vitamin C, as well as vitamin A.
Being a good source of vitamin A, mangoes help minimize the possibility of being deficient in this specific vitamin. Because of this, consumption can also help lower the risk of any problems like diarrhea or other respiratory problems.
Indeed, an apple a day lessens your chances of meeting your doctor due to problems or such conditions. Similar to the previously mentioned fruits, apples also contain potassium and vitamin A.
What makes it remarkable is the presence of pectin, a prebiotic that sustains the good bacteria in the digestive tract.
Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and grapes all belong to one big berry family that include the following nutrients:
- Vitamin C
Some of them also have antioxidant properties through their phytonutrients such as anthocyanins and flavonoids.
Other notable fruit options for you include:
- Dried fruits
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