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How to use almonds during pregnancy?-24 Mantra Organic

How to use almonds during pregnancy?-24 Mantra Organic

Almonds-in-Pregnancy?-How-Safe-is-it-to-Consume?

Almonds in Pregnancy? How Safe is it to Consume?

Health and Nutrition
15.12.2020

Pregnancy is very taxing and demanding on expecting mothers. Their bodies are growing a little human being, and with that comes so many internal and external changes.

Unless the expectant mother is strong and healthy, she can’t cope with the changes happening in her body.

Termed a superfood, almonds are incredibly beneficial in building immunity and keeping healthy. When compared to other nuts, almonds come out the clear winner. Packed with calcium, fibre, vitamins, and riboflavin; in a single serving, almonds provide almost 6 grams of protein. Almonds provide almost 15 nutrients that are required by the human body. Nutrients like phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, folate, zinc, and potassium are found in almonds.

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Organic almonds are even better than the processed produce. Due to the lack of pesticides and other chemical fertilizers, the almonds are incredibly safe to consume. They taste better and also make the environment sustainable for future generations.

Almonds are included in the daily diet of pregnant women as it provides them with the energy and nutrition to nurture themselves and their growing baby.

But the question remains – how to consume almonds in pregnancy.

 

Practical Ways to Have Almonds in Pregnancy

 

  • One of the best ways to consume almonds in pregnancy is to have it as it is. However, to get all the nutrients from almonds, it is best to soak them before eating—the night before, soak a handful of almonds in warm water. Cover the bowl and keep aside overnight. The next day, drain and remove the skin from the almonds. Soaking the almonds releases the skin from the surface of the nuts. The white flesh of almonds can be consumed early in the morning to get rid of hunger pangs. The brown skin of almonds contains tannin, which prevents nutrients from leaking out of the almonds. The skin can sometimes be bitter, so it is better to consume almonds in pregnancy without the skin.

 

  • Another way to consume almonds in pregnancy is as a shake. Soak a handful of almonds in warm water overnight. The next day, discard the brown skin and drain the water from the white almonds. In a mixer, add the soaked almonds with milk and sweetener and grind till you get a smooth mixture. You can add more milk to make the shake more liquid, or it can be eaten with a spoon. To increase the nutritional benefits of almonds in pregnancy, you can include different kinds of fruits, leafy greens, or other nuts while grinding the almonds.
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  • Almond butter is another way for pregnant women to consume almonds in pregnancy. Take a cup of almonds and toast it. You can either toast it in the oven or a pan. Ensure that you don’t burn the almonds. Once the almonds come to room temperature, transfer to a food processor. Pulse the almonds till they reach a flour-like texture. Grind further till the almonds release their natural oils and start forming a paste. The correct consistency is a smooth and flowing paste. You can add a tablespoon of honey while grinding the paste to sweeten the almond butter. Almond butter can be spread on bread, rotis or even eaten by the spoonful to settle your cravings.

 

Conclusion

Although almonds can be a great source of nutrition for everyone, including pregnant women, it should be consumed in moderation.

The use of almonds given here should not be consumed at the same time. Before consuming any item, you should ensure that there are no allergic side effects that might harm the mother or child.

Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Almonds and savour the taste of organic goodness.

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