Pregnancy is a very important stage. The mother has undergone too many constraints and problems during pregnancy. Certain common medical problems such as constipation, anemia, low hemoglobin content, lesser bowel movement, high cholesterol, Iron deficiency etc., are common in this stage. Apple and Apple juice play a vital factor in controlling and management of these diseases and disorders.

Apple has many health benefits. It contains numerous vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and vitamin C. The minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, and magnesium are present in it. The antioxidant fitokimia lowers the level of bad cholesterol. Fibre reduces constipation and cholesterol. Apple also contains flavoid, tanin, baron, quercetin, tartaric acid and glucaric acid.

Analysis of contents:
Water 85.9%
Protein 0.3%
Fat 0.1%
Carbohydrates 9.5%
Minerals 0.4%
Calcium 0.01%
Phosphorus 0.02%
Iron 1.7 mg/100gm
Vitamin ‘B’ 40 I. U/100gm
Why a pregnant lady should eat an apple during pregnancy?

  • Eating apples while pregnant may give new meaning to an apple a day keeping the doctor away. Compelling new research has concluded that mothers who eat apples during pregnancy may protect their children from developing asthma later in life. Apple due to its phenolic compounds has anti-asthmatic benefits. Eating apple on daily basis linked with better functioning of lungs.
  • Eating and chewing apple strengthen your teeth and prevent it from bacterial decaying. It also reduces the risk of gum diseases, and teeth cavities which are more prone during pregnancy.
  • Apple reduces cholesterol level in the body due to the presence of adequate fibre. The fibre pectin is fat soluble one and an effective chemical for a healthy heart. Apple skin contains phenolic compounds (polyphenols) that prevents cholesterol accumulation on the arterial walls. Recent studies have shown that intake of apples significantly lower blood fat in the body. Regular eating of apple reduces cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in the body. Quercetin is having anti-inflammatory benefits for the cardiovascular system.
  • Apple polyphenolic compounds prevent increasing of blood sugar. Blood sugar formation enzymes such as alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase are controlled by quercetin. Polyphenols stimulate pancreas to secrete insulin to control sugar too. All these properties of apple help in blood sugar regulation thereby prevent the person from many diseases and complications.
  • Apple boosts the immune system of the body. Apple is having vitamin C, which boost up the immunity. The quercetin anti-oxidants fortify the immune system which is good for you and for your baby too.
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