Pregnancy is one condition where special care has to be taken, especially to give the right nutrients to the tiny little one growing safely inside you. It?s always advisable to know exactly what you are eating or drinking and what effect it has on your body and your baby?s health.
Drinks and beverages generally are sought to keep your body hydrated, however there are some drinks you need to avoid, and that list is surely headed by alcohol. Alcohol has serious effect on the growth of your child and a strict no to alcohol is what is advised when you are pregnant.
So let?s see what drinks can be had for getting hydrated as well as are nutritive.
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Of course water cannot be called a flavored drink; however hydration cannot begin without water. It should always be your first choice to quench your thirst. Other drinks can be had above your thirst for water.
Water has the capacity of reviving dehydration immediately and prevents fatigue cased during pregnancy. In fact you can even enrich the water with right ingredients to get more benefits.
It makes it possible to stock your amniotic fluid so as to keep your baby healthy.
Regular intake of water would give you safety against urinary tract infections that are quite a common problem faced during pregnancy.
Hence do not forget those 8 glasses of water and extra two for your tiny one.
Coconut water is one beverage which can never be replaced by any kind of beverage. It is a natural isotonic solution rich in minerals and nutrients and is perfect for your body needs during pregnancy.
It is rich in Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin C and many other micronutrients. Drinking coconut water regularly gives your body the nutrients lost during sweating.
Lemon juice is very good hydrating drink; it not only hydrates but also gives nutrition to your body.
During early stages of pregnancy, lemon juice is a boon to survive morning sickness.
Vitamin C is very important for your body, especially during pregnancy because it increases the ability of iron absorption in your body.
During pregnancy two things have to be kept at bay, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. Thus when you are planning for a drink you have to take care of these too, for example it is a well known fact that lemon gives loads of vitamin C, however, adding salt or sugar has to be considered only after having a check on your glucose and BP levels.
Buttermilk is a natural probiotics enhancer and gives a positive boost to your digestive system. During pregnancy constipation is a common problem, so having 2 to 3 glasses of buttermilk will along with cooling you give nutrients such as calcium, vitamins and protein.
You can also add different flavors in your buttermilk if you prefer.
Fresh fruit juices and vegetable soups can also be taken for hydration and nutrition; however you have to choose the fruit or vegetable carefully.
It is always better to consult your gynec before taking fresh juices.
Ensure you also consult your doctor before including any beverage in your diet. Stay hydrated to stay energetic and healthy through your pregnancy!
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