Seblak is a food that is very popular in the community because its spicy and savory taste can make many people addicted. This typical Bandung food has an effect on pregnant women which can affect the baby. So it’s good for pregnant women to know the effects that can be had on the baby if they eat seblak too often.
Positive Benefits of Eating Seblak for Pregnant Women
Often pregnant women will feel nauseous during pregnancy. This of course really disturbs the mother in carrying out her daily activities. It turns out that seblak can relieve nausea while pregnant. Strong savory and spicy taste seblak seasoning can relieve nausea in pregnant women. Of course you have to be wise in consuming it, eating lots of seblak is also not good for health, especially the health of pregnant women.
Source of Vitamin C
The content of chili in seblak is very beneficial for the body because it contains a lot of vitamin C which functions to ward off diseases. Vitamin C also functions to increase endurance so that the body feels fresh and fit. In addition, vitamin C is also believed to increase appetite so that babies will have enough nutrients from food. So if you want to cook your own favorite seblak recipe, make sure to use fresh and healthy chilies.
Alternative Carbohydrate Sources
If pregnant women find it difficult to eat rice because of nausea, you can replace rice as a source of carbohydrates with crackers made from tapioca flour. Carbohydrates are very important for the body, because carbohydrates are a source of energy that allows pregnant women to do activities. Of course, you can’t completely substitute crackers on seblak as a substitute for rice, eat only if you feel really nauseous and need an alternative carbohydrate source other than rice.
Negative Effects of Eating Seblak for Pregnant Women
Apart from the positive benefits found in seblak, it turns out that resentment can also have negative effects that are detrimental to the health of pregnant women. Of course this depends on how much and often you eat seblak. So, pregnant women should not eat too much seblak and other spicy foods because it can harm the health of both mother and baby.
MSG Content in Seblak
There is a lot of debate about the effects of MSG on health. But based on the research of many experts, it is concluded that if you consume MSG excessively and continuously can cause decreased brain function which is of course very dangerous for the health of mothers and babies. So, it is better if you reduce the use of MSG when cooking or when buying seblak.
Preservatives in Seblak Additives
Lots of food substances contain preservatives to make food durable and long lasting. And many mixed food ingredients use very dangerous preservatives, such as borax. Borax is very dangerous for health because borax is not a food preservative that is safe for health. Borax can cause cancer cells which can cause serious harm to your health. So you have to be more selective in choosing food ingredients as additional ingredients.
The dyes usually found in crackers are actually safe for consumption, but unfortunately there are some people who use textile dyes as coloring agents. This is very detrimental to health because it can cause cancer and other serious diseases.
Seblak is a very tasty and delicious food, but make sure pregnant women consume it with wise and not excessive so that pregnant women and babies are not affected by the negative impacts caused by seblak food.