According to recent research, chocolate helps lower stress levels in pregnant women and also helped give birth to a happier and less fussy. It was found researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Babies born to mothers who ate chocolate every day during pregnancy was much smiling and laughing, as well as more active. Even the babies of pregnant women who eat chocolate regularly stress but showed less fear of new situations than mothers who did not eat chocolate.
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However, to keep in mind is to consume large amounts of chocolate can increase the number of calories you. Therefore, you should eat chocolate in limited quantities.
Dr. Daniele Piomelli, a neuroscientist and professor of pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine, showed that chocolate affects anandamide, a brain chemical that targets the way we like THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
Here are some benefits of eating chocolate during pregnancy as reported by Boldsky on Thursday (17/04/2014):
1. Chocolates make the baby happy
According to the study, pregnant women who eat chocolate can cope with the stress of having a baby become better and happier babies. A certain chemical that is found to be the cause of phenylethylamine-derived mother to her baby.
2. Chocolates for iron deficiency
Eating 30 grams of dark chocolate is rich in iron every day can help reduce the risk of iron deficiency in pregnant women.
3. Choose the correct chocolate
Not all chocolate is good for pregnant women. Dark chocolate has fewer calories and is found useful in many ways. However, many pregnant women do not like the taste. So, eat chocolate only if you want to indulge.
4.Tak for all pregnant women
If you are pregnant and have diabetes or have a history of gestational diabetes better avoid eating chocolate.
Therefore, we conclude bsia not eat chocolate completely safe for pregnant women. But, eating chocolate in small amounts necessarily harmless.