Pregnancy is surely one of the best 9 months to witness. While you are excited to welcome a new life into this world, you may also face some issues like nausea and vomiting, that could hinder your daily activities, making you feel sick the entire day, days at a stretch! As many women experience morning sickness, our expert, Mrs. Anupama Girotra, a dietician and nutritionist based out of South Delhi has a list of go-to drinks for mothers that are expecting!
Salted Lemon Water + Ginger Juice
Taking lemon juice orally can help you with nausea. Several studies have shown that lemon is more effective than medicine for easing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy when a woman takes it orally.
You can mix the lemon juice with another medicinal ingredient like ginger and have it as a drink in the morning. Drinking lemon juice keeps a check on the excess flow of bile and also helps get rid of the collected phlegm present in the digestive tract.
Lemonade is a summer favourite drink for everybody. It should also be a drink that should be a part of a pregnant women’s diet as lemons as said to boost immunity. Lemons contain Vitamin C which is very important for the baby’s brain development.
Even though lemons have major benefits, they should be consumed in moderation. Having excessive lemons in your diet can be risky, especially when you are pregnant!
Excessive lemon intake can not only induce tooth erosion but also cause heartburn. The increasing acid in your drinks/meals will initiate acid reflux, which is not good for a mother or her baby.
Peppermint is the most common herb used by pregnant women when they experience nausea or vomiting during pregnancy. Peppermint is known to have been a great ingredient that curbs nausea and vomiting.
It eases heartburn and also reduces headaches significantly! You should consume this tea in moderation though.
Not only is cranberry juice healthy for you and your baby during pregnancy, but it is also said to prevent the chance of you encountering UTIs (Urinary Tract Infection). It can keep bacteria overgrowth down there in check. However, you can't treat a UTI with cranberry juice.
Cranberry juice contains vitamins like Vitamin C, E, K1, copper, and magnesium. They are high in fiber content and rich in antioxidants.
Carrot juice prevents you from jaundice, and other liver diseases while it also gives a cleaning effect. The juice is said to boost your immunity. Carrots are said to contain vitamins and minerals that aid in the development of the baby's heart and eyes.
Carrot juice will provide you with the freshness and hydration your body is seeking!
Milk is the healthiest drink to have if you are pregnant. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals that are essential for the growth and development of a baby, including Vitamin D and calcium.
Oats too have their benefit and are rich in vitamin B6, calcium, and iron, which are also essential for the baby’s development. They're also a great source of complex carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, and quality protein, containing 6 of the 8 essential amino acids.
Orange juice is a good morning drink for women who suffer from high blood pressure. Fresh juice is ideal for a baby’s development but should be consumed in moderation. They are loaded with minerals and vitamins such as folic acid and vitamin B6, which make them a great drink.
Disclaimer- Before consuming a drink, you need to consult with your doctor as every patient has different dietary needs and chronic diseases that need specific intake when you are pregnant!
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