The Benefits of Avocados, Before, During and After Pregnancy
Do you know that Avocados have more potassium than one of my favorite fruit berries, bananas? It’s true! They are also super gentle on tummies, little or big.
Thinking of becoming pregnant, think about increasing your avocado intake, they are high in folate which helps to guard against neural tube disorders and spina bifida. They are also believed to increase fertility! (www.Veganmomma.com)
The high levels of B6 contained in an Avocado are great for reducing nausea at the beginning of your pregnancy. (www.foodbabe.com)
In the Second trimester? Avocados contain 16g of fiber per cup, help regulate blood sugar levels and contain a “good fat” which help your body to absorb nutrients. (www.savymama.com)
On your final stretch in the third trimester like me? Are you having intense leg cramps at night? The high potassium in avocados help to minimize those muscle spasms. Thank goodness!
Post-pregnancy or the fourth trimester as some call it, eating avocados while breastfeeding is thought to groom your children to be more willing to try new flavors and foods later on in life. (www.universityherald.com)
One of my favorite foods to give my little munchkins when they are first starting to eat solids is mashed up avocados and of course, Loco Bebe Organic Baby Food.