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Is red dragon fruit safe to eat during pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Dragon Fruit: Dragon fruit (pitahaya or pitaya) which is native to south ; central america is a healthy food to eat during pregnancy. A 100 gram serving contains 1 mg of fiber, 1 mg of iron as well as magnesium, potassium ; calcium. It also contains vit c ; b vitamins. It is a rich source of lycopene (helps to lower blood pressure ; helps to prevent cancer.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
When in doubt, don't: Dragon fruit , also known as pitaya, is high in vitamin C.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Most fine in : Moderation. Large amounts of fresh pineapple (contains bromelain) may soften the cervix ; stimulate smooth muscle contraction. However many women eat pineapple through out pregnancy without issues. Passion flower is not recommended by some during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus).
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/871.html. UNRIPENED Papayas can reportedly trigger uterine contractions but ripened papaya is reported to be safe in pregnancy. LARGE amounts of Pomegranate are reported to have potential to trigger uterine contractions. It is recommended by some that the seeds be avoided during pregnancy.
Nov 6, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Great info, Dr. F. I didn't know that about Pomegranate seeds.
Nov 6, 2013

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