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What fruits should pregnant mums avoid?

Pregnant women tend to have cravings for fruits that are a little sweet and sour. This will be fine as long as you are aware of the properties of the fruits, and choose carefully. As an example, expectant mothers who are anaemic should cut down on pomegranates and apricot.

Some of you might have the perception that all fruits are rich in nutrients that will not cause weight gain. Eating lots of fruits might even help give your newborn a healthy complexion. However, in addition to the 90% of water, fruits also contain glucose, fructose, sucrose and vitamins. These sugars are easily digestible, and fructose and glucose can be converted to triglycerides, a type of fat that easily leads to weight gain and high blood cholesterol. Thus, expectant mothers should eat no more than 300 grams of fruits per day.