Are pineapples really bad for pregnant women? Let’s find out

Fact or myth?

Pineapples during pregnancy

People will tell you lots of things about pregnancy do’s and don’ts. Sometimes, you will even be confused about what to believe because and whose advice to follow. More often than not, you will hear people warning pregnant women against eating certain foods believed to induce labour which might lead to a miscarriage.

Pineapple is one very healthy fruit that is believed to cause miscarriages. But how true is that? Should you avoid eating pineapples completely or just eat in moderation? The truth is that there is no scientific proof supporting this popular belief.

Pineapples contain bromelain

Those who argue that this fruit is bad for pregnant women and that it softens the cervix hence leading to premature labour argue that the fruit has bromelain. Bromelain is a type of enzyme used in treating different medical ailments. It has benefits such as enhancing digestion, relieving sinuses, and reducing inflammation.

Although one of the side effects of bromelain is more than normal menstrual bleeding in some people, you would have to eat so many pineapples for you to experience any side effects since the enzyme is only present in small quantities.

Enjoy your pineapples

So, forget all about avoiding to eat pineapples during the first trimester or eating it to induce labour when you are almost due. It’s all but a myth. Pineapple remains to be a healthy choice of food during pregnancy and you will reap various health benefits from consuming it.

Read on some of the amazing benefits of eating pineapples here.


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