Saffron Benefits in Pregnancy
Pregnancy is time when everyone cares for you and everyone starts giving advice. Most of them suggest to consume saffron or kesar during pregnancy in order to have a fairer baby.
From ancient times there is a myth that drinking saffron milk everyday makes your baby fairer. There is no evidence to approve or disapprove this belief.
Saffron is very beneficial for the pregnanct woman. Here are some of the health benefits of saffron during pregnancy.
Reduce Mood Swings
The hormonal changes during pregnancy causes mood swings, making you cranky one moment and emotional and depressed the other moment. Saffron acts as anti-depressent and helps to manage your mood swings.
Morning Sickness is the common symptom almost every woman face during pregnancy. Saffron can helps the pregnant women to combat nausea, dizziness and morning sickness.
During Pregnancy the heart rate increases by 25 percent causing blood pressure fluctuations. Saffron contains pottasium and crocetin which helps to lower the blood pressure during pregnancy.
Bloating, gas and constipation are the common problems during pregnancy. Saffron boosts the blood flow to the digestive system and enhances metabolism and aids in better digestion.
During pregnancy carvings women consume calories and fat which are not good for heart. Saffron has corcetin and pottasium antioxidant, which reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels and keeps the heart healthy.
During pregnancy anemia is one of the problem in most women. Saffron is rich in iron which boosts the hemoglobin levels and helps in formation of red blood cells.
These are some of the benefits of saffron during pregnancy. But there are also some side effects of saffron.
Consume saffron under experts advice and consume 10 grams of saffron during pregnancy. Saffron may cause uterine contractions and cause miscarriage. Saffron may also cause vomiting, blood in urine or stool, bleeding from eyelids, nose and lips, numbness, blackouts, dizziness, loss of balance and Jaundice.