Dates are a lovely snack and there is research that suggest eating 6 dates a day for at least 4 weeks can help with a number of things to make birth more comfortable.
Dates are a great options to eat as a snack during labour and pregnancy. They are high in carbohydrates, mostly made of up glucose and fructose to provide you with those energy boosts. They can also satisfy those sweet cravings that are not chocolate and ice cream.
Date provide other nutritional benefits as they are high in fiber to keep your bowl moving properly (which can often be a problem in pregnancy.
They are high in folate which helps support your growing baby, As well as vitamin K and iron.
They also contain potassium that help keeps blood vessels relaxed and blood pressure lower.
Benefits for labour - because really thats why were all here right!
Don’t over do it - they are high in calories so 6 dates are more than enough. Speak with your care provider especially if you are concerned about your blood sugar levels.
So here are a few receipts to inspire you when trying to introduce dates into your diet.
They have been tried and tested by my family including my son and its confirmed… They are delicious!
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Please always consult your health care professional or nutritionist before making big changes to your diet. These recipes have been created and tested by Belly Birth and Bubs and are in no way medical or nutritional advice.