Ginger belongs to the family of herbs and its roots are edible. Ginger is very safe during pregnancy, but pregnant women should be careful of the dosage of ginger supplements they consume, so as to avoid the harmful effects that could lead to menstrual bleeding or miscarriage.
Ginger has low fat, calories and right amount of nutrients needed during pregnancy period. As a matter of fact, most women with pregnancy usually experience severe discomfort during their pregnancy period, probably owing to morning sickness or excess weight.
Consuming the right amount of ginger in recipes and food forms is very good and safe during pregnancy. It helps in easing morning sickness according to health professionals and obstetricians.
Health Benefits of Ginger for Pregnant women
- Taking fresh ginger supplies iron to your whole body, giving your fluid an effective blood formation. More also the folic acid in most ginger can help in the prevention of birth defects, and give your body enough vitamins C to support the formation of immunity in your baby.
- Drinking ginger tea and a cup of ginger ale can reduce that morning sickness in you as a pregnant woman. As a cook or food lover, shredding fresh ginger into your pot of soup, or mincing it with roasted potatoes or sprinkling it over your steamed green vegetables like green beans, could enrich your meal, thereby providing your body with quality nutrients.
- Taking ginger as a pregnant woman reduces your cholesterol level, which in turn reduces the risks of high cholesterol level during pregnancy period.
- Good amount of ginger is effective for treating common cold, cough and other ailments
- Ginger has low amount of sodium, which makes it safe in different recipes and it’s also a good anti-inflammatory agent with about 12 antioxidants, which helps to neutralize free radicals harmful to the body.
Dear awaiting mother’s, hope this piece of information worth was your time, so what are you waiting for? Share this post and start eating ginger now… hehehe! However, make sure you have a one on one discussion with an obstetrician for proper prescription and guidelines when using ginger supplements. I wish you safe delivery, enjoy the bliss of your pregnancy.