Dill is a safe food during pregnancy that may even have health benefits for you and your unborn child.
Benefits of dill :
- Enhance sleep
- Relieve flatulence
- Milk production in lactating women
- Support the immune system
Consume dill during pregnancy
Like other spices and foods, dill should be consumed in moderation during pregnancy. Dill should not be cooked, but just sprinkle on the dish at the end of the cooking time so that it finds its full aroma.
Dill contains a lot of calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, vitamin C and A.
- Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and protects cells from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals. This vitamin is also important for your immune system and helps with bone formation, wound healing, and metabolism.
- Manganese is a mineral and although it is only needed in very small amounts, it supports the normal functioning of the brain, the nervous system, and the metabolism of sugar and fat.
- The zinc element in dill supports cell growth and thus strengthens the growth of the fetus. Therefore, consuming dill during pregnancy also prevents the risk of zinc deficiency.
Dill supports healthy sleep, is considered a natural sleep aid and can help relax the body during pregnancy, and also has a calming effect on the stomach and digestion. It helps with bloating, nausea, and stomach cramps. Dill has an antiseptic effect. If you are breastfeeding, this plant helps to produce milk.
To absorb the healthy nutrients, you should never boil dill, but wash it well and add freshly chopped to salads, dressings, or vegetables.
The dangers of dill during pregnancy
The risk of dill is very low, but like other foods, it should be consumed in moderation. But the possible effects of dill during pregnancy due to high and concentrated consumption include:
- Menstruation stimulation
- Skin irritation
Note: Use dill as a kitchen spice in normal amounts and avoid using dill oil or very concentrated dill essences.
Dill Potato salad
- Boil the potatoes in boiling water for 20 minutes and let them cool.
- Cut the potatoes into small pieces.
- to prepare the sauce; Mix 4 spoons of vegetable juice, 1 cup of mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Then mix the potatoes with the sauce, and after 20 minutes, everything should boil well, and now you can serve the salad.
Note: In rare cases, there may still be dirt or parasites on the plants so dill should always be washed well before consumption. If possible, consume vegetables fresh and uncooked, because vitamins and flavor are lost due to boiling.