WRITTEN BY MEG EDITED BY ABIGAIL FEWEL, MS, RD, LDN
We get it, supporting your growing bump renews the desire to stay as healthy as possible. So,we've prepared a list of 4 healthy drinks to try while pregnant...
There is no getting around this one, water is absolutely essential during pregnancy. It promotes lactation, helps with nutrient absorption, and relieves morning sickness. Dehydration can also cause serious health complications, such as premature labor.
If you find plain water a little dull, you can add flavored electrolyte tablets to your water. Doing so will add much needed glucose and electrolytes. Both help prevent fluid loss from morning sickness and dehydration from maternal overheating.
Herbal teas have a variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. All good things. The hot water in teas can also ease stress, improve circulation. And., unlike real teas. herbal teas don’t have caffeine, so drink as often as you like!
Homemade smoothies are nutritional beverages. For instance, blueberry smoothies are rich in antioxidants. And, Smoothies with nuts and seeds give you and your body much needed fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.
It is important to stay hydrated. Doing so helps with constipation, dehydration and even Braxon hicks!
STAYING WELL-HYDRATED WILL BENEFIT YOU AND YOUR BABY DURING PREGNANCY
While we shared a few drinks to indulge guilt free while pregnant, we have a list of drinks to avoid too.
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