Wonders Walnuts Can Do When Consumed During Pregnancy
It is no surprise that walnuts are loaded with nutrients. But did you know how beneficial they are when consumed during pregnancy? Read below to find out how adding walnuts to your diet can benefit your unborn baby.
Walnuts are popularly used to make delicious recipes, here are some hidden benefits of this brain-shaped nut. After reading the many benefits you are sure to recommend walnuts to expecting mothers or consume them during your pregnancy.
Improves Neuro-Cognitive Functioning –
As walnuts contain neuroprotective compounds such as Folate, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Melatonin, and Vitamin E, they benefit your cognitive functioning, including creativity, concentration and memory, making them highly beneficial for the tender foetus’ brain development.
Controls Cholesterol Levels –
Cholesterol levels naturally increase at certain points during pregnancy to help provide the nutrients needed for a growing foetus. The unique fat make-up of walnuts makes them particularly helpful when it comes to lowering cholesterol which directly affects the heart’s overall functioning.
Maintains Blood Pressure –
Walnuts help in balancing and maintaining blood pressure, which is crucial during pregnancy. Expecting mothers are susceptible to high blood pressure in the third trimester which can be extremely dangerous and lead to miscarriages, premature birth and low birth weight. Consuming just one ounce of walnuts daily can help avoid these problems.
Gut health –
Gut problems are common in pregnant women. Indigestion, flatulence, acid reflux are all part of the childbearing process. Eating walnuts can help combat these problems by giving nourishing gut microbiota and other health-promoting bacteria.
Supports weight control –
Weight gain is common during pregnancy, but no woman wants to put on more weight than is required for the health of her newborn. While walnuts are high in calories, they are easily absorbed and in fact help control appetite. Some studies have even found that after a week of eating walnuts daily, the sweet tooth urges are significantly reduced, thereby promoting healthy eating habits and supporting weight control.
Go Nuts – With Walnuts
Give your unborn child all the nutrition it needs to grow into a healthy baby. Add walnuts to your Go Nuts cart today to supplement your daily diet and enjoy the many perks of consuming this wonder nut!
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|Dietary fiber||2.0 gram|
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|Dietary fiber||8.85 gram|
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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|
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|Dietary fiber||4.81 gram|
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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|
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|Dietary fiber||4.0 gram|
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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|