Custard Apple in Pregnancy
I first discovered Custard Apple as a pregnant mum with extreme morning sickness, Gestational Diabetes and very low energy levels due to weight loss caused by the continuous sickness. A seasonal delight these delicious fruits have lots of health benefits but as they are only available for a short period of time in the U.K. I would recommend looking to other food and plants for long term health benefits. If you are pregnant indulge yourself whilst they are in season and enjoy the benefits.
Natural Antidote For Morning Sickness:
It often cures morning sickness in pregnant women. It fights nausea, numbness, food cravings and mood swings during pregnancy.Custard apple is believed to be a good alternative to milk. Therefore, it is a perfect choice for pregnant women who are allergic to dairy products.
For A Stronger Digestive System:
This delicious fruit is very effective for treating indigestion. It flushes out the toxins from the intestine, aiding in proper functioning of the bowels. It also prevents stomach related diseases like heartburn, ulcer, gastritis and acidity. Custard apple in its unripe form is further dried and crushed to treat diarrhea and dysentery. One medium sized custard apple contains 6 grams of dietary fiber, amounting to almost 90% of the recommended amount. Fiber adds bulk to the stools, relieving constipation.
Helps To Gain Weight:
Custard apple is an ideal snack and/or dessert for those who wish to put on some weight. A calorie-laden fruit, the sugars present in it make peps up the metabolic rate, thus, stimulating the appetite levels.
Replenish Your Energy Levels:
Custard apple is an excellent source of energy. It helps to fight exhaustion and eliminates muscle weakness.
Good For Fetal Skin And Hair:
Custard apple contains high amounts of vitamin A and C, which is very beneficial for maintaining the skin, eyes and hair of the fetus.
Prevents Premature Labor:
Custard apple is an excellent source of copper. It is a trace mineral which helps the body to form hemoglobin. Pregnant women need 1000 micrograms of copper each day for proper development of the fetus. Low levels of copper in the body can lead to premature birth in the child. Consuming custard apple during pregnancy is very healthy.
Good For Fetal Brain Development:
Regular consumption of custard apple is also good for the growth of the baby. It also helps in the development of the brain of the fetus.
Excellent Source Of Iron:
Custard apple is a rich source of iron, which reduces the risk of premature birth of the baby. It reduces the extent of labor pain in expectant women. It is also known to increase the milk production in pregnant and lactating women.