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5 benefits of green beans for pregnant women, mothers need to know


During pregnancy, it is important to maintain a healthy diet, Mum. Because during pregnancy, the body needs additional nutrients, vitamins and minerals to maintain the health of the body and the fetus in the womb.

If the diet is not right, there will be nutritional deficiencies that can affect the development of the baby in the womb. Well, one intake that is beneficial for pregnant women is green beans.

Green beans or vigna radiata have a small size that is included in the legume family. In its history, this plant has been cultivated since ancient times and is very popular in Asian countries, including Indonesia.

Green beans are very beneficial for health. Because this intake is one type of nuts that are rich in nutritional value, such as calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, folic acid, vitamin B, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, carbohydrates, and various other nutrients.

Quoting HealthLineMung beans contain lots of healthy antioxidants that can help neutralize harmful molecules known as chronic disease-causing free radicals, Mother. Some of these chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

A 2017 study published NCBI demonstrates that a plant-based diet is an important way for a person to improve their health, and reduce the risk of various chronic diseases.

Eating lots of green beans can be a good way to include more plant foods in your daily diet. Apart from that, green beans also have anti-inflammatory properties that help protect against heat stroke, high body temperature, and dehydration.

Benefits of green beans for pregnant women

The nutrients in green beans can be beneficial during pregnancy, Moms. Because, this is also beneficial for the health of pregnant women. Usually green beans are processed and served in the form of salads, soups and porridge.

Summarized from various sources, here are the amazing benefits of green beans for pregnant women which include:

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1. Prevent anemia

It is undeniable that a pregnant woman’s body will produce more blood during pregnancy to support the growth of the baby in the womb. So that the body needs more iron to prevent anemia.

Quoting WebMD, Anemia can make pregnant women feel tired and weak. If this is allowed, it can get worse and do not rule out increasing the risk of serious complications such as preterm labor.

Mung beans contain iron which is needed for the formation of blood cells so that it can overcome the effect of reducing hemoglobin levels, which plays a role in the formation of red blood cells to prevent anemia.

2. Source of folic acid

In pregnancy, folic acid plays an important role in the formation of organs and fetal growth and development. Several types of nuts are good sources of folate, one of which is found in green beans.

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report states that 100 grams (gr) of green beans contain 159 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid. The recommended daily allowance for folate is 400 mcg for adults and 600 mcg during pregnancy.

3. Food for fetal intelligence

Nuts, including green beans, are a type of nutrition that helps the development of the nervous system in the fetus, as well as can reduce the risk of premature labor.

Green beans contain a high source of vitamins, such as omega 3 and omega 6 for brain cell production. This content can increase the intelligence of babies when they are born.

4. Maintain the digestive system

Green beans are high in high fiber, Mother. So, nutritious for digestive health. This can help with constipation during pregnancy, a discomfort experienced by most pregnant women.

Quoting Very Well FamilySome women who are pregnant will experience constipation that develops after they become pregnant. Constipation is usually related to pregnancy hormones that can slow down the digestive system, mum.

5. Source of energy

Pregnant women often experience fatigue. Because of this, they need more energy to keep the fetus safe.

Quoted from the page Dr. Health Benefits, green beans contain a high source of carbohydrates, namely complex carbohydrates. Meanwhile, complex carbohydrates are useful for the formation of energy to keep the body fit. In addition, complex carbohydrates are easily absorbed by the body to be used as an energy booster.

Mother, I hope this information is useful.

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