Three Black Foods Suitable For Pregnant Women in the Spring

Spring is in the air with warm weather and gentle breeze. Everything starts to revive and nature is at its best in spring. Pregnant women should take good care of themselves, pay attention to diet, do some exercise and form good habits. Experts suggest that pregnant women should eat the following 3 black food as much as possible.

1. Laver

Laver is rich in iodine, calcium, algin, mannite, B-complex vitamins, fiber and other components. It can lower cholesterol and soften the blood vessels, prevent thyromegaly (a kind of disease which is commonly referred to as big neck disease) caused by iodine deficiency. The dish recommended in daily cooking is seaweed soup with dried small shrimps and egg. Among these ingredients, the shrimp is also a perfect thing for calcium supplement.

2. Black Rice

Black rice contains abundant protein and among the 17 kinds of amino acids, the content of lysine and arginine is three times as much as white rice or polished rice. The content of iron contained by black rice is six times as much as ordinary rice, which can well enrich the blood. What is more, traditional Chinese medicine believes that black rice has the effects of stimulating the appetite, invigorating the spleen, warming the liver, improving eyesight and activating blood. The best way to eat black rice is to cook porridge and it is also OK to steam the black rice.

3. Black Sesame Seeds

Black sesame seeds are rich in iron and vitamin E, which can improve the anemia and delay cell aging. Traditional Chinese medicine thinks that black sesame seeds can tonify the kidney, nourish the blood and make the hair darker. Black sesame seeds are not digestible. people having weak stomachs can choose to drink black sesame soup, or grind black sesame seeds into powder, which can be used as a kind of filling for glutinous rice balls.

Source by Chen Fen

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