Cocoa in pregnancy
Cocoa in pregnancy
During pregnancy cocoa is a conditionally permitted in food. because its use can be of benefit and harm in different cases. Before use, consult a gynecologist.
information In most cases in normal pregnancy to drink cocoa is permitted, but not more than 2-3 times a week.
The benefits and harms
Cocoa contains a lot of substances that is useful for a pregnant woman.
Iron stimulates hematopoiesis . Its presence in foods is very important for pregnant women because 95% of them anemia. accompanied by hypoxia (decreased oxygen in the tissues) of the mother and fetus.
Zinc is involved in the processes of protein synthesis. Thanks to this element is the alignment of all cells in the body, improves the immune system .
Folic acid is required in large quantities in the first trimester of pregnancy, as it is involved in laying and development of the nervous system and sense organs of the fetus.
Calcium is a building material for the skeletal system of the fetus . During pregnancy the mother’s body gives off large amounts of calcium to the fetus, which may be accompanied by bone pain, fracture of teeth or even bone fractures. To prevent such negative consequences, the necessary foods containing plenty of calcium, which include cocoa.
Potassium increases contractility of the heart muscle, normalizes blood circulation, prevents the occurrence of congenital heart defects in the fetus.
Organic acids can reduce the risk of stroke (cerebrovascular accident), heart attack (poor circulation in the heart), diabetes and cancer by 10%.
Also cocoa is involved in the synthesis of hormones endorphins, which improve mood, give vivacity and energy. The effect of cocoa is especially useful during pregnancy, as the women in this period is often observed depression. irritability and despondency.
When taking cocoa there are a number of negative consequences.
Frequent allergic reactions . Cocoa in its composition contains allergens – substances that in predisposed individuals can cause allergic reactions, manifested by a rash on the skin, itching. edema. attacks of suffocation or shock.
Cocoa can increase blood pressure . which adversely affects the mother and fetus.
In chronic kidney disease cocoa is capable of excrete large amounts of macronutrients, which affects the development and growth of the fetus .
Possible contraindications to the use