Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pomegranate during pregnancy

Doctors suggest taking all varieties of fruits during pregnancy. All fruits are enriched with vitamins. In that pomegranate has an important role during pregnancy. It is a wonderful fruit which supplies various health benefits. It contains folic acid, Vitamin C and numerous antioxidants which help us to prevent alzheimer’s disease, heart problems, aging, arthritis and it also helps in protecting unborn babies from brain injuries. Expectant mothers at risk of premature birth drinking pomegranate juice is good to help their babies resist brain injuries from low oxygen and reduced blood flow. In humans, decreased blood flow and oxygen to the infant brain is linked to premature birth and other irregularities during pregnancy, birth and early development. This causes brain injury in approximately 2 of every 1,000 full-term human births and in a very high percentage of babies born before 34 weeks of gestation.In India pomegranate is commercially planted in Maharashtra, Gujarat to a limited extent in U.P., A.P., Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Compared to other fruits from the market, its cost also is reasonable. So let us try not to ignore this wonderful fruit.

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