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Myths Surrounding Consumption Of Fruits During Pregnancy

Some women experience increased blood glucose levels during pregnancy. This is termed Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). Such women can consume fruits with a meal high in protein or complex carbs.

Myth 1: Women Suffering From Gestational Diabetes Should Avoid Consuming Fruits

There is a common belief among certain individuals that consumption of fruits like papaya, pineapple or green banana might promote miscarriage. There is no scientific evidence of this belief. In fact, pregnant women should be consuming a well-balanced diet consisting of seasonal and colourful fruits and vegetables.

Myth 2: Consumption Of Certain Fruits Can Promote Miscarriage

According to the American Journal of Public Health consumption of fruits and vegetables can contribute to glowing skin though there has been no scientific evidence linking the colour of skin to the consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Myth 3: Consumption Of Dark Coloured Fruits Can Lead To Dark Complexion Of Baby

The myth surrounding Pineapple is that Bromelain in Pineapple can stimulate the cervix and induce labor. There is no scientifically backed evidence of this theory. In fact, our stomach is acidic in nature which can lead to the inactivation of bromelain.

Myth 4: Consumption Of Pineapple Can Induce Labour

Monozygotic twins are formed when a fertilized egg splits into two separate embryos having almost the same genetic information. When two eggs are fertilized by two sperms there is a development of fraternal twins who are genetically different from each other.

Myth 5: Consumption Of Twin Bananas Can Make The Mother Give Birth To Twins

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