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HALVA: DURING PREGNANCY AND NOT ONLY!

HALVA: DURING PREGNANCY AND NOT ONLY!

Let’s be frank and admit that pregnancy for many women is a subscription for 9 months, which allows you to eat anything, and although your physician may give you what seems like a laundry list of foods, beverages, skincare products and other habits to avoid for the health of your growing baby, you can still act up and please yourself with your most unusual culinary fantasies. During pregnancy, we can afford to eat sweets, do not pull in the stomach and enjoy life.

Now, while avoiding some foods, like alcohol, is definitely beneficial, for some foods are simply rumors. This is the case for sesame seeds. While they are rumored to cause harm during pregnancy, they actually can be beneficial in providing needed nutrients for your baby.

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And the best why is in the form of the delicacies halva – many women love this oriental sweet with a special, reverent love. But after a few eaten pieces, a pregnant woman begins to think – So is halva useful? In this article we will try to understand the features of this product, consider the beneficial and harmful properties of halva for pregnant women, as well as find out in what quantities you can eat a treat to avoid harming the baby.

Halva is an oriental dessert, which can be made from various seeds. The history of halva has many millennia, it began to be produced long before the beginning of our era. Halva has unique nutritional values. It consists of components that are sources of proteins and minerals like calcium, iron, copper, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, sodium, as well as food acids. It contains up to 30% vegetable fats. It also contains a lot of maltose, fatty acids, dietary fiber. All types of halva are rich in proteins. By their content, halva can even be compared with meat. The main component of halva is Sesame Seeds. They contain many polyunsaturated acids, which retain phospholipids that prevent aging.

 

DURING PREGNANCY

To answer why to eat halva during pregnancy, we first need to ask ouserveles why not to eat such a delicacy? Well, there’s only two reasons I can find:

     

      1. In case of allergies, since nuts, seeds and honey are allergens and can cause rashes and other reactions.
      2. Halva as a high calories content. If you do not want to fight with an excessive gain of weight during the pregnancy, you need to know the measure in such products.
        You can eat no more than 100 grams of halva per day, and even then, not every day.

      1. Halva is contraindicated for women with diabetes, but such patients are usually aware of their diet, and they do not need to be prevented. You should also stop eating if you have diseases such as cholecystitis, pancreatitis, diseases of the gallbladder or liver. If in doubt, consult your doctor.

    Remember that halva is permissible to use only in the first and second trimester of pregnancy. In the later periods, a large number of allergens in the diet can trigger the development of various allergic reactions in the baby. Simply put, if you do not want your child to grow up as an allergic person, you need to know how to use sweets, honey, eggs, nuts, etc. But while your baby is still very small, you can feast on a piece of this fragrant dessert.

    AND NOW FOR THE GOOD STUFF, SINCE HALVA BENEFITS ARE MANY

       

        • Halva is rich in folic acid, which is perfectly preserved due to the lack of heat treatment of the product. It’s the most necessary vitamin in pregnancy, it is prescribed to drink even before conception and in the early stages when the baby’s nervous system is only formed. It is responsible for cell development, reduces the risk of developing fetal neural tube pathologies, it heals the body, improves the functioning of the nervous system, digestion and blood formation. It is recommended to eat it when feeding a baby, as it is rich in nutrients and vitamins. Halva is used to prevent anemia, especially in pregnant women and children.

        • It also improves the functioning of the entire digestive system – this is very important for a woman during this period.

        • Halva helps many women to revive themselves, to get rid of the breakdown. helps to avoid prenatal and postpartum depression. to cope with discomfort in case of toxicosis. In addition, halva perfectly uplifting.

        • There are many trace elements in halva that improve the functioning of the circulatory system, make the vessels more elastic, reduce the risk of developing disorders in the blood circulation of the fetus and placenta.
          Halva is very useful for the work of the heart, cleans the blood from cholesterol plaques.

        • Sesame halva contains a huge number of trace elements that strengthen the respiratory system and improve the functioning of the musculoskeletal system. This allows you to strengthen the bones and make them more resilient before delivery.

         

          • Halva is a natural stabilizer of acidity in the stomach, it should be taken at high and low acidity.

        Due to this and many other reasons, doctors recommend that you always carry halva pieces with you if you often experience fainting during pregnancy. Loss of consciousness can occur on the background of fasting, overwork, stress, pressure reduction. Halva will help to cope with all these problems. As soon as you feel dizzy and weak, you need to quickly sit down and put a piece of halvah in your mouth, slowly dissolve it. This will help prevent seizures.

        THE USE OF HALVA DEPENDS ON ITS COMPOSITION

        Real halva is prepared, according to tradition, only from natural ingredients: molasses, sugar, seeds or nuts and a foaming agent. Such halva only benefits us. However, some manufacturers add colorants, antioxidants, emulsifiers to it, thereby significantly reducing its value.

        A simple trick to know if halva is natural, the natural color of the sesame seed is yellowish-brown, therefore, the more the color of the halva is light yellow to white, The natural color of the sesame seed is yellowish-brown, therefore, the more the color of the halwa is light yellow-white

        THE PROPERTIES OF THE HALVA DEPEND ON THE TYPE OF ITS.

        Although the most famous halva is sesame seeds, different places in the world produce halva from different seeds as : Sunflower;    Sesame (or tahini);       Peanut;    Pistachio

        The SESAME HALVA as it’s the most familiar and healthy halva, this article was written mainly with reference to this type, and thus also includes all the benefits mentioned above. The seed itself contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. full of minerals as calcium, iron, selenium… excellent source of magnesium, which may help lower blood pressure. Boost bone health. Good Source of Fiber. Reduce inflammation.

        And in general, there are so many other benefits to the sesame seed and its products that it is entitled to
        much more than one article to explain its qualities

        The SUNFLOWER HALVA has the great benefit. It contains vitamins B1 and F1. Vitamin B1 normalizes the work of the heart, nervous system, stabilizes acidity. Vitamin F1 prevents the deposition of cholesterol, makes hair and skin healthy.

        BUT!

        Sunflower seeds are often called “natural canned food”, meaning that they retain all the beneficial properties for a long time. However, they can also be harmful. Experts believe that too much cadmium is accumulating in them.

        PEANUT HALVA Contains vitamins B2, B6, D and PP, as well as some trace elements. Nuts improve brain function and lower cholesterol. SESAME – has a good effect on the respiratory, vascular, musculoskeletal

        system, prevents migraines. It contains a lot of vitamin C, B1, E, F, amino acids, protein, as well as zinc,
        calcium, manganese, phosphorus.

        And finally, a precious mother to the future. We wish you an easy and healthy pregnancy!