Pregnancy is a blessing for females, and it is that time of their lives when they have to be extra careful about what they put into their mouth. Eating nutritious food will ensure proper nutrition to the growing fetus. Whole foods, fruits, dry fruits, juices and protein-rich sources are often recommended by doctors to women during their pregnancy.
During pregnancy, women gain weight, which lays an extra pressure on their joints and thus maintaining lubrication becomes even more essential. Most of us think of dry fruits as a source of protein, but in reality, they are an excellent source of unsaturated fats that are essential for the development of your baby’s brain. Healthy fats are essential not just pregnant women but for everyone to maintain healthy lubrication in joints.
Good sources of fats are included in almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts and hazelnuts. An ounce of almonds provides 14 grams of healthy fats; cashews offer 13.5 grams of fat whereas an ounce of walnuts has 18.2 grams of fats. Almonds are known for their antioxidants that can keep you at bay from cancer. Calcium is another essential nutrient found in nuts that keeps your bones and teeth healthy. Walnuts are an excellent source of omega three rich fats.
If you find it hard to eat nuts as it is, then you can churn them in a food processor to create nut butter and enjoy them with fresh fruits, bread or tortillas. Dried fruits like apricots, raisins, cherries, cranberries, and prunes are rich in iron. Cranberries are also known to prevent urinary tract infections that are prevalent during pregnancy. Nuts and dried fruits only does your body good; they can be packed as a snack in a zip-lock and taken along to work so that you don’t has to binge on anything unhealthy.
Being high in fiber, and fats, nuts can keep you full and satiated for a long period of time and will help you maintain your calm. With so many advantages of eating this power food, one should keep eating them even after pregnancy.
You can pick individual dry fruits from our collection:
Or you can also pick from our All Dry Fruit Packages: