Although they have a high nutritional value, some of these vegetables can affect or even threaten the fetal development.
As we all know, eating lots of vegetables is very good for the body. Each type of vegetable has different nutritional value and can add different nutrients to the body. However, pregnant women need to limit the intake of some of the following vegetables.
Women should avoid eating spinach after pregnancy, although the nutritional value of spinach is very high, it contains a lot of oxalic acid. After eating spinach, oxalic acid will react with calcium in the pregnant body to form insoluble calcium oxalate in gastric juice. This also affects the mother's calcium absorption during pregnancy, which in turn leads to calcium deficiency. The need for calcium in pregnant women and the fetus is relatively high and calcium deficiency will seriously affect the development of the fetus.
Eggplant is a very delicious vegetable. Many people like to eat fried eggplant, but for pregnant women it is not suitable to eat a lot of eggplant because eggplant is a cold vegetable, eating too much is not good for pregnant mothers' stomachs.
Eggplant diuretic and stimulating menstruation when eating it daily, so eggplant is not a reasonable choice for pregnant women, because eggplant can cause miscarriage. In addition, pregnant women should avoid eating eggplant because it is acidic, which is not conducive to fetal development.
Purslane is also a vegetable pregnant women should avoid. First of all, the nature of purslane is cooling, and it is not good for the pregnant woman's body. Secondly, purslane is a highly stimulating vegetable that increases the frequency of contractions in the uterus, increasing the risk of miscarriage.
The first reason is that bitter melon is very low in fiber and fat, not suitable for the diet of pregnant and lactating women. Also, pregnant women who eat bitter melon can cause low blood sugar. In addition, bitter melon seeds contain a substance called vicine - a toxin that can cause acute syndrome such as headache, abdominal pain and coma with sensitive pregnant women.
Another reason experts recommend pregnant women limit their intake of bitter melon is because bitter melon is considered an uterine fruit that can lead to premature labor.
Diet during pregnancy is important for fetal growth and development. Eating fruits and vegetables is a good thing, but for the fetus to grow healthy, the above-mentioned vegetables should be put on the menu scientifically, to avoid abuse.
In addition, vegetables must be thoroughly washed, some types of sprouting potatoes should not be eaten, or certain types of beans, especially cove beans, must be cooked, otherwise some toxins when going into the body will greatly affect the health of both mother and fetus.
Watch next: Pregnancy Fitness and Food- You Don’t Need to Eat for Two