Time For Mommies To “Go NUTS”!
Being pregnant is indeed an unparalleled feeling! As exciting as conceiving sounds, creating and carrying a new life within you demands a lot of patience and perseverance. Frequent mood swings, body aches, muscle cramps, morning sickness, fatigue, digestion issues, thinning of the hair - there is an endless list of things happening to an expecting or a new mother’s body and mind. Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial for maintaining the health and well-being of the mommy and the little one.
Nuts are nature’s blessing in the guise of a superfood for mommies. Let’s see what makes them such an essential component in a mommy’s diet.
Considered as the King of nuts, walnuts are abundant in omega 3 fatty acids which help reduce the oxidative stress in the mother’s brain. Resultantly, this facilitates the healthy development of brain activity in the baby. Vitamin E present in walnuts, in the form of gamma-tocopherol, is a unique antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Walnuts are also a fairly rich source of fiber, magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium. The alpha-linolenic acid present in these nuts promotes healthy fetal development. Some of the other significant benefits of walnuts are -
High in neuroprotective compounds like vitamin E, melatonin, folate, and another important omega 3 fatty acids, walnuts benefit cognitive functioning and have been linked to better brain functioning in newborns in multiple studies.
During their third trimester, pregnant women are highly susceptible to high blood pressure. Walnuts keep cholesterol levels under control and offer protective benefits to the heart.
It helps promote a good microbiota in the gut bringing an end to problems like indigestion, acid reflux, and flatulence.
Women need to take special care of their nutrition during pregnancy. Among nuts, almonds provide essential proteins, fats, and vitamins required for the proper development of the baby in each trimester. Almonds are power-packed with a mix of nutrients such as iron, folic acid, calcium, and fiber.
These nuts play a vital role in boosting a baby’s immunity and heart development. Aiding in healthy oxygenation from the mother to the child. Almonds help pregnant women cope up with tiredness and fatigue. Well-known for sharpening memory, this nut also helps maintain a healthy weight. Eating almonds regularly gives you glowing and radiant skin due to its rich content of Vitamin E. Almonds contain magnesium which helps strengthen the baby’s bones and teeth. They provide the expectant mother with other benefits like:
Regulating insulin and blood pressure levels
Stimulating enzyme system
Preventing pre-eclampsia and poor fetal growth
Sustaining baby’s growing heart, immune system, brain, and eyes
Aiding the neurological development of the fetus
Preventing gestational diabetes
Reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the mother
Studies have concluded that when a mommy-to-be eats nuts during her pregnancy, it reduces the risk of the child being allergic to nuts. You’re building up your unborn baby’s resistance to the allergen by consuming nuts. Isn’t that amazing? They’ll thank you later when they get to munch on the yummy snacks from Go Nuts !! in between classes.
Being a rich source of macronutrients, cashews contain essential carbohydrates and fibers which reduce the cholesterol level in the mother’s body, alongside fighting constipation. They are also equipped with anti-bacterial properties that help fight infections. Additional benefits that cashews provide during pregnancy are:
Pregnant women experience higher levels of risk of anemia. Pregnancy demands more iron intake. This need of the female body can be met by consuming cashews regularly as they help fight anemia.
Being rich in copper, cashews accelerate the development of fetal blood cells, the nervous system, and the heart.
The magnesium found in these nuts promotes the muscle health of pregnant women by providing calcium. They also shield women from fatigue, blood pressure, and migraine.
Cashews are an excellent source of vitamin K which ensures the proper coagulation of blood. Consuming cashews daily can reduce the risk of fatal bleeding during delivery.
At Go Nuts!!, a variety of these nuts are available in numerous flavors. If you’re expecting a little one soon, include these premium, hand-picked beneficial nuts from our store, in your diet. Our variety also includes Mamra Almonds, which is popularly consumed by pregnant women and children for its well known nutritional benefits. Our health mixes and gift boxes also make for a great gifting option to someone who is looking forward to welcoming a new member of the family. Explore our wide range of offerings for more healthy pregnancy munching options.
These gluten-free bites can be snacked on worry free anytime, but they’re especially great when you need a spike in your energy levels. A delectable mix of dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried strawberries and tart cherries, it is the ideal snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Being high in dietary fiber, you can easily substitute it for your not-so-healthy energy bar!
Shh don’t tell anyone we told you this.
|Dietary fiber||8.85 gram|
Savour the taste of lightly salted Irani pistachios, impeccably roasted and salted to make your taste buds swoon. Keep this enjoyable snack handy as pistachios are heart friendly and come with ample health benefits. Pistachios, rich in vitamin B6, promote blood flow by assisting in carrying oxygen through the bloodstream to cells, helping in maintaining the health of lymphoid glands, such as thymus, spleen and lymph nodes.
Happy lymph glands means more white blood cells, and increased ability of the body to fight infections. Pistachios, in a nut shell give you the most bang for your buck! (Pun intended)
|Dietary fiber||2.0 gram|
Known as the “King of nuts” because of the rare and powerful antioxidants present, a few walnuts eaten everyday can give you life long benefits! Anti-inflammatory, heart healthy and effective against diabetes, there is so much more to this powerhouse of healthy goodness. Eating walnuts slows down ageing, is good for the gut and excellent for your brain health!
Add ‘em to your cakes and bakes or to your salads as a healthy, crunchy garnish. Our walnuts are sourced from the world best walnut growing areas of Chile.
|Dietary fiber||3.44 gram|
For a surprise burst of flavor, try our delicious strawberry infused dried cranberries. Add ‘em to your sandwiches, sprinkle them on your salads or use them to beautify your cakes, the possibilities are endless!
Health freaks need not worry as they are a good source of fiber and are laden with antioxidants and vitamins.
|Dietary fiber||4.81 gram|
Rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, a handful of raisins can instantly boost your energy! Our pickled variant is a twist on this naturally sweet dried fruit and is made with traditional Indian spices that are used to enhance the natural flavor.
Raisins keep your bones strong, boost your iron levels and aid in digestion, with so many health benefits. Go Nuts suggests indulging in this snack without a twinge of guilt.
|Dietary fiber||4.0 gram|
Made by partially dehydrating fresh cranberries, dried cranberries , sweet and sour naturally make for an incredibly tasty and healthy nibble. Loaded with antioxidants, these power packed, tiny bites increase your metabolism, improve your heart health and immune system.
An excellent addition to salads, cookies, muffins and breads, they can be enjoyed as a sweet and sour snack as well!
|Dietary fiber||5.1 gram|
Bored of the same ol’ roasted nuts? Go Nuts has an enticing snack for the brave hearted! Sweet and sublime, dried cranberries pickled with traditional Indian spices. Yep, this one is good for you too.
Dried cranberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and are high in dietary fiber, supporting your overall health and well being. So, munch on fearlessly!
|Dietary fiber||5.1 gram|