With the onset of pregnancy, we are all in pursuit of nutrients, trace elements and vitamins. In most cases, we use them in the form of drugs, not knowing or forgetting about the beneficial properties of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
The storehouse of these essential body substances is grapefruit.
Do not be afraid that he – citrus, unlike his fellows, it does not cause allergies, and not only safe, but also the most useful for mom and baby.
At the beginning of pregnancy, we all need to prescribe folic acid. Did you know that after consuming half a grapefruit, a pregnant woman already receives a daily rate of folic acid. Thus, we can say that it affects the formation of the child’s nervous system.
In the first trimester of pregnancy, I also used this citrus, as a means of getting rid of heartburn. Grapefruit juice neutralizes it.
The composition of this bitter fruit includes many microelements necessary for the formation of a child’s body: phosphorus, cobalt, potassium, magnesium, fluorine, sodium, pectin, and vitamins A, C, D, B1.
The doctor recommended that I eat one and a half grapefruit a day so that both the body of the pregnant woman and the child would have enough of these substances.
I personally had to force myself to eat citrus during this period of pregnancy, because I did not feel any visible benefit from it. Only consciousness helped me to use it and indulge myself with the thought that this is useful for the baby.
I want to warn pregnant women who are taking any medications that grapefruit can neutralize the healing properties of medications, so you should not eat it after taking the pills, even if you love it very much.
Wait for the medication to digest, and then eat a healthy grapefruit.
In the third trimester, grapefruit showed itself in all its glory. He not only relieved me from heart-rending heartburn, but also helped to cope with a number of problems.
The use of citrus regulates the bowels and helps the body get rid of constipation, often in pregnant women at this time.
But even more important quality is the ability to remove fluid from the body. Pregnant women prone to puffiness in the third trimester should use grapefruit as a prevention of preeclampsia, a disease that is a terrible complication of pregnancy.
Here it is, this grapefruit.
And what do you know about its beneficial properties?