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Question: I'm 8 week pregnant. Can I eat dates?
Answer: Dates are safe as well as healthy.
“Consuming dates during late pregnancy affects labor and delivery positively without causing any risk to the mother and the child.” — Pubmed journal.
Here are Nutritional benefits of dates:-
Provide energy: During pregnancy, you need more energy than usual. Consuming a handful of dates every day will supply the required sugars without adding extra calories.
Keep constipation away: They make the tummy full, reduce cholesterol levels, and help maintain a healthy weight.
Proteins produce amino acids: source of EAA which help in forming new tissues and growth of the foetus.
Helps in preventing birth defects: Dates are a good source of folate. Folate prevents birth defects of brain and spinal cord.
Vitamin K boost to the baby: Babies Have low reservoir of Vitamin K. If the mother consumes dates, they meet the requirement of the vitamin when the baby breastfeeds.Vitamin K helps in clotting and bone development.
Question: I'm 7 week pregnant.. Can I eat dates???
Answer: Congratulations on your pregnancy and all the best for your motherhood.
Yes you can. It has natural sugars that easily break down in the body and won't spike blood sugar levels but will offer high energy, it also helps relieves constipation, and lowers your risk for gestational diabetes. However, please consume in moderation.
Question: I'm 4mnths pregnant Can I eat dates
Answer: Some doctors do not recommend consuming dates during pregnancy in first/second trimester as it is considered to be a heat inducing foods. So, it is always better to consult a doctor before including it in the diet during pregnancy.