Top Three (3) Fruits To Avoid While Pregnant

Are you pregnant? This is a period to eat a lot of health fruits but there are a few fruits that you should avoid to keep you and your unborn child in good shape. Eat time you want to eat something, you must consider what consequence or effect will it be for your developing child.

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Many women had had miscarriages without knowing it could be due to the fruits that they consume during the early state of pregnancy. In this short post, I will be sharing with you some of the fruits to avoid during pregnancy as they affect  the overall makeup of your baby.

  • PAPAYA: Pregnant women should avoid eating papaya has it can lead to miscarriage or early labor. Unripe and semi-ripe papayas are rich in latex which leads touterine contractions. The blog further reported that it is believed that ripe papayas are good to eat during pregnancy as they are rich in vitamin C and nutrients which cures pregnancy problems like heartburn and constipation. Papaya mixed with honey and milk is an excellent tonic for pregnant woman during lactation. To be on the safer side, avoid having papayas.
  • PINEAPPLE: if you have a pregnancy complication, such as gestational diabetes, your health care provider may advise you to reduce the amount and type of fruit you can eat in order to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level. One of such fruit is pineapple as it could spike your blood sugar level beyond normal.
  • GRAPES: Grapes are good to consume any day, any time because of their high concentration of antioxidants. However, for pregnant women, there have been findings that showed that grapes causes build up of internal heat that disturbs the development of the growing baby.

Before you decide to adhere to any form of information, you are advised to speak with your health care provider. Do not miss any of your schedule with the Doctor and stick to the advise given to you for the wellbeing of your unborn child.


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Oladipupo Abioye
Oladipupo is a Pediatric Nutritionist with Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is an adventurous foodie and loves to teach and render presentations on foods and nutritional topics at different symposia. He loves Messi but Chelsea FC is his baby.


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