Can I Drink Ginger When Pregnant?
can pregnant women drink ginger?
Thank you for the question.
Nutrition in pregnant women is an important thing that must be considered for fetal growth and development. The nutritional needs of pregnant women are certainly different from those when they were not pregnant. These nutrients include:
Carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are needed to be broken down into energy for pregnant women, which increases with gestational age. Bread, cereal, rice, pasta.
Protein is good for fetal cell development. Protein can be in the form of animal or vegetable protein. Milk, eggs, fish, tofu, tempeh, and nuts.
Good fats are vegetable fats such as nuts and avocado.
Calcium is a substance for the formation of bones and teeth. If calcium intake is lacking, it will take from the mother's calcium. Calcium can be obtained from milk, red meat, anchovies, and vegetables
Iron. Helps increase blood volume and prevent anemia. Iron can be obtained from iron tablets that are given when examining a health center or doctor. Other sources can be obtained from spinach and meat.
Folic acid. It is important to prevent defects in the fetus. You can get folic acid from supplements or milk, eggs, citrus fruits, green vegetables, and nuts.
The use of ginger in pregnancy has not been studied. However, you should avoid consuming ginger because the side effects are not known until now on the fetus.
The suggestions that I can give to mothers:
if it is difficult to eat, try to eat small, frequent meals
multiply consume fibrous foods
avoid consuming undercooked or raw foods
drink boiled or bottled water
consume more water
routine exercise specifically for pregnant women
do not consume alcohol and coffee
do not smoke
Hopefully my explanation can answer your question.
dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono