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Black Grapes During Pregnancy – Benefits & Side Effects

Black grapes during pregnancy

Pregnant women need to be highly cautious about what they eat. It is always recommended that they go by a proper pregnancy diet all through the nine months as their eating habits direct impacts the growth of their baby. You might feel restricted but that’s something you need to do. It’s important that you eat right so your baby can be healthy. Eating vegetables and fruits is a great habit during pregnancy. Especially fruits as they are rich source of vitamins and nutrients but you know you must not eat every fruit in any kind of quantity you like. You must know the nutritional value of the fruits as some fruits could bring harmful effects on your body as well. For example grapes are great for your body otherwise but during pregnancy, they could be a bit risky. Let’s discuss attributes of Black Grapes During Pregnancy so you can know if they are safe for you or not

Is it good to eat grapes during pregnancy?

Yes, grapes in moderate quantity are great during pregnancy. They are a great source of sugar, Vitamin A, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B complex, Iron and Vitamin K. A pregnant woman needs all these vitamins and nutrients for effective development of the foetus. She needs them to maintain a good health all through her pregnancy too, therefore having grapes in normal quantity is advisable. On top of everything, these are seasonal fruits and having season fruits is always a good habit during pregnancy or otherwise.

Black Grapes During Pregnancy

Why Avoid Black Grapes During Pregnancy?

Doctors recommend having black grapes during pregnancy in limited quantities however there are many reasons why you can avoid its intake. Let’s take a look at them: 

1. Grapes have toxic element

Pregnant women are advised to avoid eating black grapes during pregnancy because grapes contain a toxin compound named resveratrol that is can bring complications in pregnancy. But if you crave for it, grapes are suggested to be eaten only in very moderate quantities. This is the only way they’ll be low risk fruit during pregnancy.

2. Black grapes are difficult to digest

Indigestion is a common problem during pregnancy and there are various factors around it. It could be during hormonal imbalance or lack of proper exercises. And the thick skin of black grapes is difficult to digest otherwise too. So, black grapes during pregnancy can lead to excessive indigestion. In fact excessive intake of this fruit can lead to increased heat in your stomach, which in turn can lead to problem of diarrhea. 

3. Black grapes cause dehydration

Increased intake of black grapes during pregnancy can also lead to loss of water in the body, which can bring harmful effect for the baby. Excessive dehydration leads to the feeling of vomiting. Vomiting anyways is a common issue during pregnancy and the feeling is triggered with intake of more black grapes. Even more vomiting is not good for the health of the baby as well as pregnant women.

Is it safe to have grapes during pregnancy?

Yes, having grapes during pregnancy is safe as advised by doctors. Eating grapes in moderate quantity is fine for both mom and the baby provided the pregnant lady doesn’t have a problem of diabetes.

When is it not safe to have grapes during pregnancy?

If the woman or the family has history of diabetes, it’s advisable to either avoid grapes or have it in very limited quantities. Various studies conducted have shown that eating grapes in low quantities doesn’t lead to any harmful effects. But it’s always better to discuss with your doctor while including grapes in your pregnancy diet.

What are benefits of having grapes during pregnancy?

Eating grapes within limits is quite beneficial during pregnancy. It brings good benefits for both mom and the baby. Here are some reasons why you should have grapes during pregnancy:

1. Grapes are a great immunity booster

Grapes are rich in nutrients that help in improving the immune system. While a pregnant woman’s body undergoes hormonal changes, her immunity is also affected. So eating grapes helps in boosting the immunity to a much greater level. It also helps the body to cope up with various changes and even support in childbirth.

2. Grapes improve your baby’s vision

Grapes are rich in Favonol and vitamin A that are highly supportive in improving the eye sigh of your baby in your womb. These nutrients improve vision.

3. Grapes are supportive in foetus development

Grapes are rich in Vitamin B that is a great in increasing the metabolism of the pregnant lady. This vitamin B is very helpful in the foetus development. Even Phosphorus and sodium available in grapes are supportive in effective development of the foetus.

4. Eating grapes reduces muscle cramps

Grapes are a rich source of magnesium, which is required by pregnant women to avoid muscle cramps. Having moderate quantity of grapes can be great for the muscles.

5. Grapes are instant energy boosters

Since grapes are natural source of glucose and dextrose, which is natural sugar, they are helpful in giving instant energy to your body. And mom to be needs it every now and then.

All said and done, while planning a pregnancy diet, it’s always better to discuss with your doctor. Especially when it comes to vegetables and fruits like black grapes during pregnancy, it’ll be better to check with your doctor and only take it upon their approval.

Dr. Krutika Kumaresan
Dr. Krutika Kumaresan MPT is an Adult and Paediatric Neuro therapist.I am a mother of a beautiful baby girl. She is the most precious thing to have happened to me. Motherhood in the eyes of a medical professional is completely different. Very often I find myself in a dilemma when she is sick I become frozen and panicked. As a first time mother it is sometimes overwhelming and full of surprises. Yes being in medical professional helps me tackle a few things here and there but what I have learnt through the journey so far is it’s okay to not know or being not able to decide for yourself. It’s okay if you seek somebody’s help. It doesn’t mean that you are weak or don’t have enough knowledge it just means you are new at this and trying to do your best. It takes great courage to accept your short comings and learn about it in the process. As a mother and as a medical professional I have just one advice and tip to all the parents out there do not ever try and compare your little one to other children. Every child is unique and is a blessing enjoy their childhood and let them be.