Can mushrooms be pregnant?

Natalya Chekanova
Natalya Chekanova
February 1, 2013
Can mushrooms be pregnant?

Probably, there is not a single product that would cause as many disputes as mushrooms. Doctors almost unanimously oppose. Nutritionists often talk about their benefits. So is it worth to use this product and is it possible to eat mushrooms pregnant?

Benefit and harm

The mushrooms have vitamins A, groups B, P, C. They contain trace elements such as copper, zinc and nicotinic acid. Mushrooms are also a source of protein.

However, this protein is quite difficult to digest by the body. So, it is believed that children up to 8-10 years old do not have an enzyme that breaks down the protein found in mushrooms.

Mushrooms also have the ability to accumulate harmful substances from the environment: lead, salts of heavy metals, etc. That is why even edible species of fungi are poisoned.

So you can eat mushrooms, but with great care.

Mushrooms during pregnancy

Is it possible for pregnant mushrooms? Doctors answer this question unequivocally: NO.After all, the liver of a pregnant woman works with a double load, and it can be difficult for the protein to digest. Mushrooms often cause allergies. Their use can cause severe toxicosis.

It should be borne in mind that the use of mushrooms affects not only the liver and the digestive system of the future mother, but also the child.

If you really want mushrooms

Pregnant, as you know, naughty people. What to do if you really want mushrooms? So you can? We will try to still warn future mothers. If you decide that you can’t live without mushrooms, follow these rules. Do not eat mushrooms collected in nature (even by you personally): they could grow near the side of the road, near harmful production.

Buy in stores mushrooms grown in greenhouses: mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, honey agaric, boletus. The product must be well inspected: the mushrooms must be fresh, without mold and worms.

It is possible to use pregnant women only boiled or stewed mushrooms, and in small quantities. Moreover, the heat treatment should last about an hour.

Is it possible to eat mushrooms pregnant, if they are fried, pickled, salted, dried? Such mushrooms can not be future mothers.They do not contain beneficial substances and can cause swelling, stomach pain, and intestinal discomfort.

So, despite all the beneficial properties of mushrooms, it is still better for pregnant women to refrain from consuming them.