Consumption Of Durian Fruit, Cassava Tape And Soft Drinks In Pregnant Women?
k, I want to ask, what is the effect on the fetus if the mother eats durian, cassava tape, sprite? Because at that time I didn’t know that I would be late for my period and pregnant and so I ate anything. I’m worried that if the child is born, something will happen.
Hi Feri Ima. In general, durian consumption is not completely prohibited during pregnancy, but it should not be excessive in consuming it, for example, only 1-2 grains. Durian itself has advantages in the form of antioxidants such as tryptophan, antibacterial and antifungal which are good for pregnancy. However, durian itself contains high sugar and carbohydrates so it is not good for mothers with gestational diabetes. In addition, the presence of alcohol in durians, especially those that are too ripe, will make consuming too much of it not good for the fetus because it interferes with fetal nerve development.
While the consumption of soda itself should be avoided considering the high sugar content in soda which will have an impact on the mother and fetus. The sentence about soda causes miscarriage on its own, there is no clinical evidence to support it. It is better to avoid soda consumption to avoid high sugar levels during pregnancy.
Consumption of cassava tape during pregnancy is also not much different. Cassava tape which is the result of fermentation, even though it provides nutrients such as B vitamins and probiotics, still produces alcohol. Similar to durian, excessive consumption can interfere with fetal growth. In addition, it increases sugar levels which are not good for the mother and fetus and increases the risk of digestive disorders such as nausea and vomiting.
Consult your obstetrician for more information. If you already have, then it's okay as long as you don't overdo it. Furthermore, it is better to avoid it for a while. Getting enough rest, eating a balanced diet, limiting strenuous physical activity and managing stress can all contribute to a healthy pregnancy. Here are the taboos during pregnancy. Hopefully helpful, and thank you. Regards, Dr Alyssa