It is quite natural for a woman to be confused about food and diet during pregnancy. Few things you should avoid during this time, however few things are like a boon for you during pregnancy. There is a direct connection between the diet of the pregnant women and the development of the baby inside womb.
Let’s understand how is eating cauliflower during pregnancy. Whether or not to eat Cauliflower during this time, what are its benefits, what are the disadvantages.
Highlights of Article
Helps boost immunity
Cauliflower contains many nutrients which are essential during pregnancy. Vitamin-C is found in abundance in cauliflower that is important for making up the weakening immune system of the pregnant women.
Good source of folate
It is also a good source of folate. Folate is a type of vitamin that is highly required at the time of baby’s initial developments during first trimester. The folic acid helps in reducing any birth defect in the baby and keep the neural tube disorders at bay. Folate is also required for the brain development of the baby in womb.
Natural blood purifier
Both folate and vitamin-C are powerful antioxidants that keep the blood clean. So cauliflower act as a natural blood purifier. And also it reduces the commonly felt fatigue during pregnancy.
Good for baby’s bones and cell formation
A good amount of vitamin-K, iron, fibre, potassium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus is found in cauliflower, which is very good for the cells and bones of the baby.
Reduces leg cramps
Cauliflower has good amount of potassium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus . These are very important for overall development of the baby in womb. Other than this they also help in reducing problems like body pain and sudden leg cramps at night while sleeping.
Helps in weight management
Due to low calorie content in cauliflower, it does not accumulate fat in your body and your weight remains under control .
The fluctuations of blood pressure that occur in the third trimester of pregnancy can also be controlled by eating cauliflower.
Helps prevent UTI
When you eat cauliflower, you keep off urinary problems such as burning sensation while urinating, urine infection and itching.
Maintains thyroid level
Selenium, the element found in it, also keeps your immune system healthy and your thyroid level under control.
Precautions before you eat cauliflower
- Women who have problems like arthritis, kidney stones and uric acid should not consume cauliflower. Because cauliflower have purine in it that can increase your problems.
- Before cooking cabbage, cut it after looking closely and then wash it thoroughly. After that leave it in lukewarm water with turmeric for a while so that the harmful bacteria and pesticides present in it are removed.
- Also, keep in mind that you should never eat unripe or raw cauliflower
otherwise, you may get stomach infection.
- Eat cauliflower in limit because eating more cauliflower can also cause you to complain of constipation and bloating.
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