Apricots are a type of drupe or stone fruits, where both the kernel and the flesh are edible.
Apricots are high-fiber fruits and are excellent for facilitating bowel movement in pregnant women, as the GI tract functioning becomes sluggish during pregnancy.
Apricots contain vitamin A, C, E, beta carotene, phosphorus, silicon, calcium, iron, and potassium.
Also, they are a good source of micronutrients such as copper, magnesium, and manganese. These minerals form an essential component of some enzymes and are vital for sustaining the metabolic functioning of the body.
They come loaded with all the super nutrients that assist in the healthy development of your baby.
They are also iron-rich fruits that help prevent anemia.
You can have up to two to four apricots a day.
Cherries are a great source of vitamin C.
During pregnancy, you will require sufficient amounts of vitamin C to fight infections such as common cold and rashes.
Eating cherries also helps in efficient blood supply to the placenta and the baby.
Cherries come packed with melatonin, a powerful antioxidant hormone that helps in stimulating the cell growth while your belly stretches during pregnancy.
Experts say that melatonin also helps you to get a good night sleep with its potent anti-stress factor.
They contain anthocyanins which are potent antioxidants that reduce inflammation and swelling in the body. They are useful in fighting against inflammatory health conditions. Choose deep red fully ripe cherries as they are not sour and reduce the risk of gastric reflux associated with acidic fruits.