How Do You Process Raw Almonds For Consumption By Pregnant Women?
Greetings, I want to ask how to process raw almonds so that they are safe for consumption by pregnant women and maintain their nutrition? R nCurrently, my gestational age is 22W6D. R nThank you.
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There are a variety of healthy foods that are good for pregnant women to eat, including almonds. Almonds have a variety of nutritional content, including carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 (folic acid), choline, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and so on. Not only that, almonds also contain lots of fiber so they are good for digestion. Some of the benefits that you can get by consuming almonds are:
Maintain the development of the baby's nervous system and brain Prevent genetic defects Reduce oxidative stress and inflammation Prevent the risk of the baby experiencing metabolic disorders in adulthood Maintain ideal body weight, including accelerate postpartum weight loss Optimize fetal heart growth Maintain maternal and fetal immunity Improve memory Maintain healthy skin Smooth bowel movements Maintain stable blood pressure, and so on. You should not do excessive consumption of almonds in raw conditions during pregnancy. Several studies suggest that excessive consumption of raw almonds can increase the risk of preterm labor in pregnant women, although it is not clear how this is related. In addition, in sensitive people, consumption of almonds in small amounts can trigger an allergic reaction.
It would be safer if you soak the raw almonds overnight before eating. This can help flush out the toxins that are prone to sticking to the skin of almonds. After soaking, you can exfoliate the skin so that the nutrients in it can be better absorbed. You can also process these almonds into milk or butter. Today, there have been many circulating in the media how to process almonds which are healthy and delicious for consumption.
However, you should keep in mind not to over-consume almonds. According to some literature, the recommended daily consumption of almonds is about 1 ounce (28 grams) per day. This dosage may be different depending on the condition of each person. Therefore, it is much safer if you consult your doctor or gynecologist before consuming it.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah