Fruits and Vegetables Which Are Not Suitable for Pregnant Women

Eating more fruits and vegetables can take in an adequate amount of vitamins and fibers, which are the essential nutrients for the development of the fetus. However, the pregnant mothers should not eat without any limitation, because if they eat too much of certain fruits or vegetables, it may bring some hidden danger to the fetus as well as their own health.

First, longan and litchi
Although longan and litchi have the effects of soothing the nerves and enriching the blood, and is beneficial for the spleen, however, both of these two fruits are hot in nature. If the pregnant women eat these fruits, it will fail to achieve the purpose of tocolysis, at the same time, it may cause leakage of blood, abdominal pain and other symptoms of threatened abortion.

Second, hawthorn
Hawthorn has the effects of promoting blood circulation and contracting the uterus. As a result, if the pregnant women eat hawthorn, it will easily cause abortion or premature delivery.

Third, watermelon
Pregnant women should eat less watermelon, because watermelon is an effective diuretic, which will easily lead to the dehydration of the pregnant women.

Fourth, peach
Peach is a kind of warm-natured fruit. If the pregnant women eat too much, it will increase the heat in their body, result in fetal irritability, and may lead to abortion. What’ more, for those who suffer from constipation during the pregnancy, eating excessive peaches will greatly aggravate the symptoms of constipation.

Fifth, almond
Almond contains some toxic substances such as hydrocyanic acid. After you eat almond, the hydrocyanic acid which will enter into the body of the fetus through the placenta, which will further affect the healthy development of the fetus.

Sixth, potato
Potatoes, especially those which have been preserved for a long time, contain a large number of alkaloid, which will affect the normal development of the fetus after eating, and cause the slow growth of the fetus.

Seventh, eggplant
Eggplant is cold in nature, which may easily bring damage to the body of people with weak physique condition, especially the pregnant women.

Eighth, purslane
Purslane both can be used as medicine and be made as a dish. But it is cold in nature. Relative experiment proved that, purslane can excite the uterus, promote the contraction of the uterine and increase its intensity, which will easily lead to abortion.

In a word, all kinds of fruits and vegetables have their advantages as well as disadvantages. As a result, we should try not to eat or eat less of the fruits and vegetables which are bad to our health.