During pregnancy doctors always advices to eat different type of food to fill the nutrition level of body so that the child won’t get affected by nutrition shortage.
During this period pregnant women are need to be very careful about having some certain foods. Drinks like alcohol, and coffee should be avoided as they may adversely impact on the growing baby’s health.
So, first learn more about is turmeric safe during Pregnancy
About root spice Turmeric Components
Turmeric contains above 300 potent conpounds along with curcumin.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a yellow color spice that basically uses across Indian and South Asian kitchens and it give a special flavor to the curries.
The scientific name of Turmeric is Curcuma longa. Since ages turmeric is also used in treatment of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a traditional medicine which is more than 5000 years old in Indian history.
Along the years many researches and experiment carried out on cucumin which is the main component of turmeric. After all these experiments study found that turmeric have many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components which are important for many benefits.
So far what we know about taking turmeric during pregnancy is safe but the levels should be low.
Generally consultants advises not consume any kind of supplements and medicines until unless they are very necessary.
Some cases had found it may stimulate the uterus during pregnancy period. As a result it may lead the risk of premature births and miscarriages.
In a test at laboratory found that curcuminoids are actually gives relaxing effect on uterus during pregnancy.
But we cannot say that it is completely safe to take turmeric during pregnancy. But during this pregnancy period lots of pregnant women consume small portion of turmeric on a daily basis and don’t have any adverse effect.
Is Turmeric Affect Growing Baby’s Health?
Some research evidence shows if a pregnant lady consumes high doses of turmeric for 90 days continuously it doesn’t affect much. Study says turmeric doesn’t cause any damage to DNA or other cellular structures in body.
As per research results available till date it is the best and safest way to consume low quantity turmeric during pregnancy period. You can have it through the curries or it may be soup but don’t take high doses of supplement. If you are allergic to turmeric then it is advices to completely avoid it during pregnancy.
During Pregnancy Health Benefit of Turmeric
There many health benefit of turmeric available but most of the uses are used in Ayurveda treatment.
Below are few benefits of Turmeric during pregnancy
- It helps to manage the inflammation and gives relieve to swelling and pain
- Turmeric is helpful in improving the immune system
- Turmeric can maintain your healthy bacteria level in the gut which is beneficial in relieving constipation
- Helps to break your dietary fats during digestion by increasing the bile flow
- Curcuma helpful to manage blood sugar and lipid profile of blood
- Turmeric purify your blood and detox the liver
Some Nutritional Tips during Pregnancy
During pregnancy it is very important to take good food otherwise it may lead poor outcome of pregnancy. But if you have enough awareness of the role nutrition which give you advantages during the pregnancy. Actually nutritional foods benefit both of your health during pregnancy or after pregnancy.
Whatever nutritional tips are given here are comes from regulatory bodies like National Research Council. So, we advise you to consult you doctors before adding any type of supplements during pregnancy.
- Protein – Doctors are advises for pregnant women to take around 70 grams of protein daily. Due to this protein it fills the protein shortfall and elevates the energy level throughout the day.
- Folate – Folate is water soluble B-vitamins which is known as vitamin B9. It helps to repair the DNA of the body.
- Folate is required for red blood cell production and it supports nervous system function
- Folate is beneficial for those pregnant women who are suffering issues like neural tube-related birth defects. To avoid these issues they should take supplemental folate or methylated folate every day for 12 weeks.
- Folate can be found plenty of quantities in foods like spinach, asparagus, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, beets, cauliflower and lentils. You can plant all the foods in your garden and consume them as per your need. Since many year in U.S. synthetic folic is widely used by people which helps to reduce the defects of neural tube in growing babies. But recently some concerns have risen regarding its effectiveness.
During a recent reports says that synthetic folic acid supplement is quite ineffective to people and it can also be harmful to people also. Before taking any folate supplement please consult your physician for better diagnosis as per your condition.
- Vitamin D – You can take vitamin D during pregnancy as, this vitamins is full of calcium and phosphate. Calcium and phosphate are very necessary for bones, teeth and muscles to keep them healthy.
- You need 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily to maintain all these muscles.
- Calcium – For a pregnant lady calcium is also very necessary. The daily intake quantity is 1 gram during pregnancy
- Iron – Iron is also very crucial for pregnancy, the daily intake quantity of Iron is 27 mg.
- Vitamin A – During pregnancy it is advised to avoid vitamin A related food or supplement as it can be harmful for your baby. Your live is naturally very rich in vitamin A so if you consume overdoses of vitamin A it can be harmful to your baby.
- Beta-carotine only can be used during pregnancy as the body only converts it to vitamin A when the body requires.
Well forget the outcome and enjoy your pregnancy. Eat your favorite foods with adding turmeric in a small portion which will give you many benefits during pregnancy. We advised you to maintain the balance diet.
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Disclaimer: The article is written to the best of our knowledge and research only. This article is for your information only. Please consult your physician before consuming turmeric or its supplements during pregnancy.