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Benefits of Eating Pistachios (Pista) during Pregnancy - Complete guide

December 21, 2021
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While pregnancy, females are subjected to a long list of eatables and avoidable. Taste buds become sensitive to certain food items and nutrition becomes of prime importance for mothers and babies. We are sure you already have a list of food items you should consume during and after pregnancy, one such food item we’ll discuss today is pistachios.

Pistachios are loaded with protein, fibre, calcium, potassium, folate, magnesium, and iron. Basically, all the elements important for the healthy growth of a fetus.

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Helps in Foetal growth

Pistachios contain proteins, monosaturated fats, antioxidants, copper, omega 3 fatty acids, B- Complex, all these elements play a crucial role in providing nutrition to the mother and also helps in foetal growth (help-s in the growth of tissues and muscles). 

Boosts Immunity

Pistachios boost your immunity, also maintains red blood count which prevents anaemia.

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Anti-inflammatory nature

The anti-inflammatory nature of these nuts prevents swelling and joint pains. 

Foetal brain development

Omega 3 fatty acids help in the development of the foetal brain.

Treats constipation

Pistachios are rich in fibre. They aid easy digestion and regulate bowel movements. They also provide relief from constipation which can develop due to hormonal changes in early pregnancy.

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Irrespective of the nutritional benefits anything consumed in excess can prove to be harmful to the body, so is with our delicious pistachios. It is advisable to not consume more than 24 pistachios in a day. While pistachios have many nutritional benefits they also come carrying some issues with them.  These nuts can cause allergies to some of the expecting mothers. Sodium coated pistachios can lead to increase blood pressure, while fibre content in pistachio helps in maintaining good health of the digestive system but consumed in excess they can cause constipation, diarrhoea, bloating or even pain in the abdomen. 

While you’re making every effort for the better growth of your little one, be very mindful of what you consume and how much you consume.

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