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Query from: Aisha B, United States, 02/04/08
Topic: PREGNANCY      Submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject: Can I eat green olives, dry n salted amla and dates during pregnancy

Can I eat green olives, dry n salted amla and dates during pregnancy

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Response from: Indumukhi A.,   
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Sounds like you are having some typical cravings!

But the correct answer is not only yes you can, but yes you should eat all of these foods during pregnancy!

Good news: Green olives are very healthy for pregnant women. So keep eating. Olives provide much-needed minerals and sodium during pregnancy. One cup provides 1/4 of your daily iron needs, 1/5 of the RDA of Vitamin E, and a healthy amount of copper and healthy monounsaturated fats. They can also help prevent pregnancy-related constipation.

Amla is also very nutritious to take during pregnancy. Ayurveda has always recognized amla as a nutritious food during pregnancy, and it is one of the best sources of Vitamin C. Some may be afraid to consume because of "old wives tales" related to its sour taste, but it has always been recommended during pregnancy!

Dates are another very healthful food for you to consume. They are a great source of iron, calcium, and most importantly folic acid, a must during pregnancy. Dates can provide many of the nutrients required for the health of both you and your baby.

Best wishes!

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Response from: Dr. Sindu.,   
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Hello Aisha,

In order to cope with the increased demands, your body needs a sufficient amount of nutrition. Poor eating habits can adversely affect your pregnancy and result in conditions like anaemia, pre-eclampsia, mood swings, fatigue, leg cramps, constipation, etc.As long as there is no family history of medical diseases, eating the right kinds of foods will ensure that you have a healthy baby.

No problem in eating green olive, salted amlas and dates. Green or ripe, olives are a delightful little fruit that was once considered sacred. Olives contain substances that are believed to help us to ward off cancer, polyphenols. Polyphenols give the olive its taste and aroma. One of the polyphenols found in olives is thought to act as an anti-inflammatory. Traditionally cured olives, offer a host of health benefits. They're rich in iron, vitamin E and copper, and are an excellent source of fiber.Along with monounsaturated fats, olives are rich in vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant that neutralizes damaging free radicals, along with polyphenols and flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

Regarding dates..it contains lot of iron in it. but too much tend to cause constipation.

Amlas are good in any form,as it promotes healthy hair in the infant as well as production of breast milk.

During pregnancy, your diet should consist of the following

3 helpings of first class proteins 2 helpings of vitamin C foods 4 helpings of calcium-rich foods (4 during pregnancy, and 5 during lactation) 3 helpings of green, leafy and yellow vegetables or fruits ½ serving of other fruits and vegetables 4-5 helpings of whole grain and complex carbohydrates 2 helpings of iron-rich foods 8-10 glasses of water Vitamin and Folic Acid supplements based on your doctor's recommendation.Vitamins, iron and calcium are essential in your diet.

Along with right food , always try to be happy. if possible take short walk daily.

regards Dr.Sindu

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Response from: Geetha Gopakumar,   
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You can use dried Amla becuase it is considered a helping item to digestion and good bowl movement. Use of salt should be limited.

Dates fruit always create troubles because it is very thing and it make your body hot, also certainly result to miscarriage. In India older women always advice younger pregnant women to not to eat papaya and Dates as these two fruits are considered to miscarriage/self abortion and bleeding etc. To my personal experience i can say that whenever i ate 2/3 pieces of Dates it ended in getting early periods and heavy flow with lower abdominal pain etc.

Extra virgin olive oil has become such a symbol of healthy eating that it is hard to believe that it was once accused of increasing the harmful cholesterol. It was a fat, so it had to be bad for us. Fortunately, we left those times behind and now olive oil and most fats are much better understood.

The main reason olive oil is healthy is because it is rich in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. About 75% of that monounsaturated fat is oleic acid, which is very stable even at high temperatures. Moreover, our body processes oleic acid easier than other fatty acids.

Secondly, organic extra virgin olive oil also contains high levels of antioxidants like phenols, and vitamins E and A, which fight free radicals and thus prevent premature aging. Those antioxidants help neutralize the oxidation process, which is common to alls fats, and preserve the properties of olive oil too.

So, the fact that olive oil is capable of resisting oxidation at higher temperatures much better than seed oils makes it the safest vegetable oil for frying.

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Response from: kjk jlkj,   
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Hai Aisha,

You can take green olives,amlas and dates during pregnancy.

During pregnancy you need to make sure that your diet is providing you with enough energy and nutrients for the baby to grow and develop, and for your body to deal with the changes taking place. You can follow this diet chart.

plenty of fruit and vegetables (fresh, frozen, tinned, dried or a glass of juice). Aim for at least five portions of a variety each day plenty of starchy foods such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes - try to choose wholegrain options foods rich in protein such as lean meat and chicken, fish (aim for at least two servings of fish a week, including one of oily fish), eggs and pulses (such as beans and lentils). These foods are also good sources of iron (see 'Do I need extra iron?' below) plenty of fibre. This helps prevent constipation and is found in wholegrain bread, pasta, rice, pulses and fruit and vegetables dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yoghurt, which contain calcium It's also a good idea to cut down on foods such as cakes and biscuits, because these are high in fat and sugar. This can also help you to avoid putting on too much weight during pregnancy.

Healthy snacks to have instead include malt loaf; currant buns without icing; sandwiches or pitta bread filled with cottage cheese, chicken or lean ham; low-fat yoghurts; vegetable and bean soups; and fruit including fresh, tinned in juice or dried fruit such as raisins or apricots.

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Response from: Rajmi Arun,   
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Looks like it is your taste buds craving for a good variety of food. Though I am not sure about Olives, it will be better to take dates 1 or 2 during the night with a glass of milk. As per the amla, dont eat much of that too for it will damage your teeth during pregnancy. What ever you eat, get permission from your gynec. Dont think that she will feel you are being silly, she will def answer your query.

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Response from: M Manju,   
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Hello Aisha, GREEN OLIVES; It is good for health .It has minerals and some nutrients ..Instaed of taking ripped olives as it has oil you can eat but at minimal. AMLA: It is very good.As it is put in honey for 1 day and eat it in next day ..Your blood(heamoglobin) content will be increased.One Amla daily. Dates: You can eat dates and dry fruits These provide vitamins and minerals and it produces lot of heat so drink plenty of water and juices..

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Response from: Ms saipriya r,   
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hello aisha it is alright to have green olives u can even have the black olives iam sorry to say that u cannot have too much dry n salted amla , u can have plain amla but not salted ones , coz pregnant woman should'nt have lot of salt . it is also good if u eat dates too there is nothing wrong in the food ur eatting now except the salted amla . all the best . takecare

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Response from: sheela gajapathy,   
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I think aisha is in early wks of pregnancy who like more of salted food.If not im sorry, dates can be taken.Its better to reduce pickled food to less if u really like em take less don eat lots.GO FOR HEALTHY FOOD.AS SUCH no harm in eating dates, amla,an olives.Take care,bye

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Response from: Mona Garg,   
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No you should not becasue they are hot in texture. No food which is hot in texture should be consumed ( by old indian people advise)

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Response from: babita ramakrishna,   
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not much amla but the rest two u can eat as much as u want till u wont get much heat in your body. try dry dates which r not heat generated.

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Response from: ambreen AZHAR,   
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eat these things in average quantity

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