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Benefits of eating mangoes during pregnancy

Ivy Shilako
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Pregnant women are advised to consume no more than one mango in a day. [Photo/]

Mangoes have numerous benefits if consumed in the right quantities. It is recommended to consume only one mango a day when pregnant. The following are the benefits of eating mangoes during pregnancy. 

1. Folic acid

Folic acid is a great component of mangoes. It is vital for the good development of fetal spinal cord and brain. Eating mangoes while pregnant prevents potential neural tube defects that are common during early pregnancy.

2. Anemia prevention

There is the risk of pregnancy-related-anemia that is reduced by mango consumption. The vitamin C in mangoes helps your body absorb iron that is important in preventing anemia.

3. Antioxidants

Free radicals can disturb smooth fetal development. In extreme cases, they can lead to cancerous problems to your unborn baby. A mango a day will help you have enough vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that resists free radicals. It also lowers premature birth risks.

3. Fiber and bone formation

Fiber available in mangoes is good in helping you avoid constipation and aids you feel full for several hours. Additionally, they contain vitamin A that is good for immune system development as well as the development of babys' bones, teeth, lungs, kidneys, and heart.

4. Brain and nervous system development

There is vitamin B6 in mangoes. This is a central pillar in the good development of fetal nervous system and brain. Therefore, if you need a healthy baby, eat mangoes regularly.

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