JAKARTA - It is important for pregnant women to maintain the intake of nutrients that enter the body. Because there is another life in his body, namely the fetus. Mangosteen fruit is known to have benefits for skin health, but mangosteen is also good for consumption by pregnant women.
The rich nutritional content in the mangosteen fruit makes this fruit good for consumption by pregnant women. Such as fiber, carbohydrates, folic acid, vitamin C, antioxidants, antibacterial, and antiviral.
Launching from the Alodokter page, Sunday, August 15, here are 4 benefits of the mangosteen fruit that pregnant women must know. Listen, Moms!
Increase Body Immunity
Pregnant women certainly need more immune systems than before pregnancy. Given that during pregnancy, the mother's immune system will work extra because it has to protect two bodies. Therefore, the mangosteen fruit is very good for consumption by pregnant women because it contains vitamin C, antioxidant and antibacterial properties that are good for increasing the body's immunity, and protecting the body by warding off free radicals that trigger health infections.
Prevent Birth Defects
A study says that regularly eating foods rich in nutrients can prevent birth defects in the fetus. Rich nutrients can also be found in the mangosteen fruit. One of them is folic acid which is good for fetal growth and development.
Maintain Digestive System Health
Mangosteen fruit which is rich in fiber is also good for maintaining a healthy digestive system, one of which is to avoid constipation. Given that constipation often occurs in pregnant women.
Controlled Blood Sugar
Considering that pregnant women are prone to diabetes to watch out for, a study has shown that the fiber and xanthones contained in the mangosteen fruit can actually help pregnant women control their blood sugar levels. So that pregnant women can reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes which often haunts during pregnancy.
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