Guava holds a special place in every fruit lover’s heart. It’s aroma is intoxicating and it’s creamy pulp is just divine. If you are pregnant and love the aroma and the taste of guava, go ahead and enjoy this tropical delight. It is an ideal choice of snack for pregnant women in any trimester as it contains a host of nutrients that contribute to a healthy and happy pregnancy.
Guava is a good source of Vitamin C, essential during pregnancy to boost the immune system of the mother. It regulates blood pressure, cholesterol levels and keeps blood sugar levels in check. Vitamin A in guava improves the vision of the expecting mother and her baby. It is recommended that an expecting mother consume fully ripe guavas as it contains folate and vitamin B9 which is critical in the development of the brain and nervous system of the foetus. Guava also helps fight morning sickness, treat anaemia, ward off infections, improves digestion and prevents constipation.
Just make sure to eat a fully ripe guava with its skin peeled off. Also choose the ones with white pulp as they are healthier during pregnancy. Avoid guava in the form of guava juice or jams and jellies made of guava. The fruit is high in fiber and other nutrients and therefore more beneficial for a mother-to-be and her baby. Always consult your doctor about foods safe to eat during pregnancy.