Fruits are not only healthy for the mother but also for the unborn baby. Studies conducted on toddlers have revealed that expectant mothers who constantly eat fruits are likely to have intellectual children, as evident in one specific child whose mother eat more fruits, showed signs of intelligence after passing the intellectual test.
The study conducted by online Journal EBioMedicine suggests that the amount of fruits consumed didn’t matter.
In Canada, experts in child development did the test to over 800 children, for one year, to mothers who participated in a nationwide health survey by keeping their diary of the daily routine.
The testing factor was the ability of the infants to learn and memory capacity, which was then compared to the quantity of fruits the mother consumed during her period of pregnancy.
After analyzing the feedback, the result showed that consumption of fruits was linked to higher intelligence level -as the test revealed and other nutritional components did not produce a difference in the test.
The researchers also did the study on fruit flies and found out a similar result.
The study concluded: ‘Mothers who ate more fruit during pregnancy had children who did better on developmental testing at one year of age. ‘Similarly, fruit flies had improved learning and memory if their parents had more fruit juice in their diet.
Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. None have cholesterol.
Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are under consumed, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid).