An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An apple a day can keep you from disease (and doctor bills, of course). The expression was very appropriate especially if intended for the pregnant women who were waiting for the baby’s presence.
In addition to delicious and has a tempting, apples also have remarkable properties for the health of the pregnant woman and the fetus in the womb. In a Apple, contained a lot of useful nutrients for pregnancy include: energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, fiber, iron (iron), as well as Vitamin A-B1-B2 and C.
Here are some benefits of apples for pregnancy:
- Keeping blood sugar levels. Apples have natural sweeteners that can enter the bloodstream gradually, helping maintain blood sugar levels and stabilize insulin levels. The pregnant women can feel full longer without being easily limp.
- Protects baby from respiratory disease. Apples contain substances called phytochemicals which have positive effects on adult lung. The researchers found that babies whose mothers consumed more than four apples per week had a decreased risk of respiratory problems and asthma by 53% compared to women who did not eat apples during pregnancy.
- Scrape cholesterol. In the apple pectin and polyphenols that are proven to reduce blood cholesterol levels and prevent the oxidation of bad cholesterol are Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL). Oxidation of LDL can result in plaque causes clogged arteries. Clogged arteries can cause high blood pressure which could endanger the safety of mother and fetus.
One important tips is to consume apples, enjoy the fruit with the skin, because the skin Apples have 2 to 6 times more antioxidants than the flesh. But of course, before enjoyed, make sure the fruit has been washed clean. Enjoy delicious and healthy apples.
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