dates during pregnancy


Minister's of Penmai
May 21, 2011
In general, it's safe to eat dates and dried dates during pregnancy. There is no evidence that that dates may cause miscarriage, particularly if consumed in the early months of pregnancy. They are considered a good source of sugars which are quickly absorbed and give you energy. It's not scientifically proved that this kind of fruit has any direct impact on unborn babies.

There's no specific way for pregnant women to eat dates, and no difference between fresh dates or dried and fermentative ones.

Overeating dates may lead to:

• Gaining excessive pregnancy weight
• An increase in your sugar blood levels
• And, if your overall diet is not good, developing gestational diabetes.

If you are overweight, have diabetes or are vulnerable to gestational diabetes, you should stay away from this kind of food.

We couldn’t find any relation between eating dates and going into early labour. Also, there’s no evidence that it may help new mothers to cleanse their intestine after delivery, though friends and families may suggest this.

Dates contain sodium, whole carbohydrates, fibres, protein, folic acid, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. So enjoy consuming a few dates or dried dates from time to time. They are better for you than processed sweets as long as you don’t suffer from obesity or diabetes.

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