Bananas provide the baby with minerals and vitamins necessary for its growth.
1. Boosts hemoglobin
Iron deficiency is the most common cause of low hemoglobin levels, according to the National Anemia Action Council.
Most pregnant women suffer from anemia because hemoglobin levels are usually quite low. Eating bananas helps to boost hemoglobin levels in the body which increase red blood cells in the blood and hence levels of hemoglobin are boosted. This prevents various kinds of complications in pregnancy.
2. Relieves Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy
Morning sickness is common in pregnant women.
Consuming bananas at this time of pregnancy helps in minimizing morning sickness considerably and combats nausea and vomiting successfully.
3. Great source of folic acid
The bananas are necessary for the development of the baby’s brain and spinal cord.
Bananas help to prevent folic acid deficiency which causes a baby to be born prematurely, it also reduces the risk of birth defects.
Bananas are high in carbohydrates as they contain simple sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose that can be metabolized quickly by the body to provide an immediate energy boost.
Bananas are a rich source of the water-soluble vitamin B6 that is necessary for the development of the central nervous system of the baby. Regular consumption in the first trimester of pregnancy is beneficial for the baby’s brain and nerve development.