Dates can prevent minor pregnancy comlplications

Dates can prevent minor pregnancy comlplications
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healthy fruit can prevent common pregnancy complications, such as anemia and constipation, and contribute to a nutritious pregnancy diet.

Do you have a craving for dates during pregnancy? Well, you will be happy to know that these delicious and juicy fruits can provide plenty of nutrients to support your baby's growth as well as components that boosts the mother’s health. For all those, who haven't tried dates, this is the perfect time to start. This healthy fruit can prevent common pregnancy complications, such as anemia and constipation, and contribute to a nutritious pregnancy diet.

Fiber in Dates
Fiber food in pregnancy diet is always overlooked. Maintaining sufficient fiber intake can help prevent common pregnancy complications such as constipation and hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet in early pregnancy can reduce the risk of preeclampsia toward the end of the pregnancy. Preeclampsia refers to serious blood pressure, which starts around 20 weeks of pregnancy. Though this affects only 5 per cent of woman. To avoid the problems, having 3 – 4 dates twice a day can help prevent constipation.
Nutrition in Dates:
Dates have a high potassium content, which helps you maintain the electrolyte balance in the body as blood volume expands during pregnancy.
Calcium content in dates helps support fetal bone growth and iron content, prevents anemia and keeps the body fit and helps reduce overly fatigue. Also Dates are rich in niacin, vitamin B-6, zinc, manganese and magnesium.


Few date recipes for Pregnant woman
Date and Banana Shake
Dates banan shake is a great way to start your day, especially during your first trimester. Especially when a pregnant woman looses appetite as a result of morning sickness. The natural sweetness of the dates and bananas is enriched by the addition of milk and it provides for all the required calcium, protein and iron to supplement your diet.
Ingredients:
Banana 3
Dates 1/4 cup
1 glass milk
water as per requiered
Method
Soak the dates in warm milk or warm water, for 15 minutes.
Combine the soaked dates, milk and banana with 4 to 5 cubes of ice and blend in a liquisider.
Serve immediately.

Dates Laddoo
Ingredients:
3/4 cup whole Seadless Dates
1/2 cup Almonds
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts, date sugar, coconut powder
Place dates and almonds and nuts in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add honey and pulse until a stiff dough forms.
Scoop small portions and shape with greased hands with ghee into balls.
Roll each ball in chopped nuts add coconut powder.
Store in cool place.
Have 1-2 balls each day
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