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Print Posted on 07/09/2018 in Integrative Understanding of Infertility

Acai Berry, Amla, Blackberry, Blueberry, and Cranberry for Pregnant Berry Lovers!

Acai Berry, Amla, Blackberry, Blueberry, and Cranberry for Pregnant Berry Lovers!

The Berries’ World is Very Mysterious. There are so many unique shapes and sparkling colors! There are so many different sizes and so many gorgeous scents! Accurately–shaped, juicy, and sweet, berries are a real luxury that turns every morning or every evening into a beautiful time.

It is a Berrymoon time now [I mean it is summer now], and you may literally create the berries’ masterpieces. Isn’t that wonderful to glance at the sparkling berries emerged in your smoothie while sitting on the balcony in the evening? The beauty of the berries turns your evening time into the sparkling moments and glittering memories.

Berries are essential to eat during the pregnancy time. Metaphorically saying, the berries are the divine envelopes for vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. They are literally PACKED with all these nutritious things! Wondering How to Choose Your Berries and Start the BERRYMOON of Your Dreams? Let’s ‘GLANCE THROUGH’ the BERRIES–LIST and reveal what is hidden inside the BERRIES!

(1) Acai Berry: how safe is to eat ACAI BERRIES during pregnancy?

YES, you can eat Acai Berries during pregnancy! Acai berries are the DARK PURPLE grapelike fruit that grows on acai palm trees. They are high in fatty acids, proteins, and antioxidants.

What does this BERRY DO?

ACAI BERRIES are packed with the amino acids, minerals and vitamins that help your handsome fetus–dude or your gorgeous fetus–lady to grow. During pregnancy, you are at higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure. This medical condition is called ‘HYPERTENSION’. The sterols of acai berries LOWER YOUR ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS.

Moreover, the antioxidants present in ACAI BERRIES LOWER the RISKS of having the miscarriage because they help your body fight free radicals. BUT if you are allergic to ACAI BERRIES, DO NOT EAT them in any case. Allergy is a very serious condition and sometimes it may lead to the fatal consequences. 

(2) Amla (Indian Gooseberry): how safe is to eat AMLA during pregnancy?

YES, you can eat AMLA during pregnancy as it is rich in micronutrients. Amla is a lemon–shaped berry bright green in color and has a sweet and sour taste. This berry is packed with vitamin C and is rich in antioxidants too. It is also packed with iron, calcium, and phosphorous. Amla is ‘DIVINE’ BERRY as it normalizes blood pressure, reduces morning sickness, purifies the blood, prevents anemia, boosts the immunity, eliminates gestational diabetes, has detoxication effect, and maintains lipid profile. Wondering how that is possible?

What does this BERRY DO?

NORMALIZES BLOOD PRESSURE. AMLA is packed with Vitamin C, which dilates blood vessels, and normalizes blood pressure. If you are suffering from the high blood pressure during the pregnancy, consult with your doctor and with ALLERGOLOGIST about eating AMLA. That should help.

BOOSTS the ENERGY. If you are suffering from the morning sickness, AMLA will BOOST YOUR ENERGY. This berry also reduces the feeling of fatigue and stress thus re–energizing your body.

DETOXICATE the BLOOD and SUPPORTS the CONSTANT SUPPLY of BLOOD and OXYGEN to the DEVELOPING FETUS. Amla purifies the blood. It detoxifies your blood from mercury and lead. And it supports the constant supply of blood and oxygen to the developing fetus.

NORMALIZE HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS. Amla is a wonderful source of vitamin C and iron. Vitamin C aids iron absorption by the blood to maintain the normal hemoglobin levels.

BOOSTS the IMMUNE SYSTEM. Antioxidants present in this berry boost the immune system. Vitamin C help your immune system fight infection, particularly cold and urinary tract infection.

TREATS EDEMA. The anti–inflammatory aids packed in AMLA reduce swelling of hands and feet.

CALCIUM SOURCE. Calcium content in these berries LITERALLY SAVES YOUR BONES! Did you know that FETUS needs CALCIUM and your LOVELY FETUS RECEIVES IT FROM YOUR BONES? No? Neither do I. And AMLA ‘GIVES’ the CALCIUM to your GROWING FETUS, saving your bones.

DETOXICATES your BODY. This berry has a high–water content that detoxicates your body from the toxins and radicals. Wondering how that is possible? Amla increases your urine frequency, and the toxins and radicals flush away from your body.

ELIMINATES GESTATIONAL DIABETES. Feeling extremely nervous because of the high risks of gestational diabetes? Feeling like a bundle of nerves? Antidiabetic nature of Amla LOWERS THE CHANCES OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES.

MAINTAINS LIPID PROFILE. Amla not only supports a perfect lipid profile but also protects against atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.

But you should also know that you should eat AMLA in limited quantities. It may cause indigestion, diarrhea, and dehydration.

(3) Blackberry: how safe is to eat BLACKBERRY during pregnancy?

Blackberries are delicious, small, black–colored berries. These soft and juicy sweet berries are hard to tempt! They taste like the tarts! And YES, you can eat them!

What does this BERRY DO?

RESOLVES the BLOOD CLOTTING ISSUES. If you have the blood clotting in your body during the pregnancy, the BLACKBERRIES may help you. These berries are rich in vitamin K that normalizes the blood circulation. But BLACKBERRIES are more than only perfect BLOOD–CLOTTING CONTROL AGENTS.

ENERGY–BOOSTER. Blackberries boost your energy, and which prevent you from feeling extremely fatigued.

FETAL BRAIN? YUP, these berries contain the low sodium and fat content that acts as a ‘Front–End Developer’ of your fetus’ brain.

PREVENTS BIRTH DEFECTS. Blackberries have perfect folate content. FOLATE is a vital acid that prevents the risk of various birth defects for your fetus. Eating blackberries during the pregnancy significantly lowers the risk of development of backbone birth defects, cardiovascular birth defect, and other birth defects.

STRENGTHENS the YOUR BONES and BONES of YOUR FETUS. Blackberries have the calcium and magnesium content that strengthens your bones and the bones of your fetus.

PREVENTS EXCESSIVE BLEEDING. Blackberries have the Vitamin K content that regulates the blood clotting and prevents the risk of excessive bleeding during pregnancy.

BOOSTS the IMMUNE SYSTEM. Blackberries are the natural immunity booster. The phytoestrogens, vitamins, and minerals in blackberries boost the immune system.

LOVES PASSIONATELY to CARE ABOUT the HEART. Blackberries have Anthocyanins and other flavonols content that literally help your heart to be healthy. These berries also have the fiber and magnesium content that prevents the risk of blockage in the arteries and triggers smooth blood circulation. So, eating blackberries during pregnancy lowers the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke.

PREVENTS CANCER DEVELOPMENT. blackberries also have the micronutrients’ content that prevents the growth and development of malignant cells.

(4) Blueberry: how safe is to eat BLUEBERRY during pregnancy?

Yes, you can eat them! Blueberries are the indigo–colored accurately–shaped sweet and juicy berries. They have the unique multifunctional and multitask content that consists of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, manganese, dietary fiber, and copper.

What does this BERRY DO?

CONTROLS the WEIGH–GAINING. You can eat blueberries without worrying about gaining those extra pounds. Wondering why? The blueberries are low in fat content!

BOOSTS the IMMUNE SYSTEM. The divine blueberries are rich in Vitamin C that boosts your immune system.

REDUCES STRESS. Blueberries have the wonderful multiple content of antioxidants. Eating blueberries regularly

Regular consumption of the fruit can help protect your nerves from oxidative stress and improve the cognitive function of your brain!

BOOSTS THE HEART HEALTH. Blueberries are the sparkling source of antioxidants. These antioxidants help to lower the risk of the cardiovascular complications. Eating blueberries during pregnancy significantly lowers the risk of having a pre–eclampsia.

Are there any MIRACLES for the growing fetus?

Blueberries are MYSTERIOUS berries that manage the fetal bone development (they contain polyphenols), prevent premature delivery and prevent the low birth weight of the baby.

(5) Cranberry: how safe is to eat CRANBERRY during pregnancy?

Yes, you can eat them! You can drink cranberry juice! Or, if you love the taste of dried and candied cranberries, you can also eat them! Cranberries are small, blush–red colored, accurately shaped berries. They are packed with vitamin C.

BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. Because of their rich vitamin C content, cranberries boost the immune system. Vitamin C content is extremely helpful in battling many infections and illnesses, especially during the pregnancy. Cranberries have amusing anti–inflammatory and antibiotic properties. Eating cranberries every day reduces the risk of catching a cold, flu and viral fever.

Cranberries’ unique content is also wonderful for your growing fetus–dude or fetus–lady [or more than one]. Wondering why is it wonderful for your small bundle? Cranberries’ content is also rich in folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, minerals such as Calcium and Selenium.

FIGHTS the VIRAL INFECTION and TREATS LUNG INFLAMMATION. Cranberry juice has the anti-inflammatory effects. It can treat the inflammation caused in the lungs by the influenza virus. A substance called ‘nondialyzable material’ or NDM present in cranberries prevent the influenza virus from sticking to the cells, preventing you from having a flu infection.

BOOSTS THE HEART HEALTH. Having a perfect content of both antioxidant and anti–inflammatory phytonutrients, cranberries boost the heart health. Want to boost your heart health? Then, cranberry juice is especially for you! Cranberries have the flavonoids’ content. The flavonoids’ content has antioxidant properties and may reduce the risk of having atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which the arteries are dramatically narrowed because of fat, calcium, and cholesterol found in blood. This reduces the space inside the arteries and obstructs the flow of oxygen–rich blood and may lead to heart attacks and strokes.

PREVENTS and FIGHTS URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTI). Unfortunately, urinary tract infection or UTI is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. And cranberries are an exclusive option to fight against this infection while your doctor chooses the medications for you. Cranberry juice contains proanthocyanidins that possess anti–clinging properties, which prevent the bacteria from binding itself to the cells on the walls of the bladder. These compounds prevent bacteria from multiplying further and flush them out of the body through urination.

Speaking about prevention of the urinary tract infections, the acids present in cranberries not only fight but also prevent the bacteria from growing or re–entering the urinary tract.

FIGHTS TOOTH INFECTIONS. Worrying about having a tooth infection while pregnant? Then cranberry juice is for you. A chemical compound, called ‘Proanthocyanidins’, present in cranberries’ content, inhibits harmful bacteria from clinging to teeth.

BOOSTS HYDRATION. Hydration is of vital importance. Staying hydrated during pregnancy is not only essential but very crucial. Cranberries have an excellent fluid content that gives you hydration.

PREVENTS CANCER. Cranberries have the anti–tumor content. These berries contain proanthocyanidins, which inhibit the growth of various cancer–causing cells. Cranberry juice contains anti–carcinogenic components that interfere with the growth of cancer cells. The studies have shown that proanthocyanidins can stop micro–tumors from developing in the blood vessels. And consuming the cranberry juice on the regular basis prevents the rapid growth of tumors. Chemicals’ content that is present in cranberries also prevents the multiplication of breast cancer cells.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF CONSUMING A CRANBERRY JUICE?

Cranberries and cranberry juice have the unique, ‘multifunctional’ content that offers a variety of benefits for your health. But take into consideration several notes about cranberries and cranberry juice as the CAUTION.

(1) If you take Warfarin (Coumadin) medications, cranberries may cause the BLEEDING. Warfarin (Coumadin) medications are the blood thinners, which are prescribed in case if there is the risk of the blood clots occurring in the body. If you take warfarin medication for thinning your blood, Do not eat cranberries and do not drink cranberry juice as you are at a high risk of internal bleeding.

(2) Do not eat cranberries and do not drink cranberry juice if are ALLERGIC to ASPIRIN. Cranberries contain substantial quantities of salicylic acid, which is also present in aspirin. If you need blood thinners and your doctor prescribed you aspirin, you should avoid drinking cranberry juice. Intake of cranberries should also be restricted If you are allergic to aspirin, NEVER EVER EAT CRANBERRIES or NEVER EVER DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE, especially while pregnant. The consequences may be fatal.

(3) Cranberries may be the cause of developing the kidney stones. Cranberries contain a dramatic concentration of calcium and oxalate. Therefore, in some cases, cranberries may be the cause of developing the calcium–oxalate kidney stones. If you had kidney stones in your medical history, consult your doctor before eating cranberries or drinking cranberry juice.

CONCLUSION: 

If you are the BERRY LOVER, it is tempting to have the berries in your smoothies and yogurt, onto your pancakes and waffles, in your cupcakes and cakes. But pregnancy is a special time and surely before you eat something or drink the juices, you would love to know is that safe both for you and your growing fetus or no. According to the research, all Pregnant Berry LOVERS can eat Acai Berry, Amla, Blackberry, Blueberry, and Cranberry! BUT IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC to these berries, DO NOT EAT or DRINK the juices prior to the blood tests and consultation with your doctor. 

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