Lemonade keeps you hydrated and replenishes electrolyte in your body. It:
- Is high in vitamin C content. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron better for the formation of RBCs.
- Helps deal with morning sickness. It can be consumed with mint and ginger for better relief.
- Controls blood pressure
The natural coolant is rich in calcium. Make fresh buttermilk at home rather than buying a readymade one. The one that you get in stores may contain additives. In hot summer, this energy drink keeps you hydrated. It also:
- Consists of probiotic bacteria that help maintain a healthy digestive system.
- Helps in reducing gastric problems that arise during pregnancy.
3.Fresh fruit juices
Fresh fruit juices are great beverage choices during pregnancy. They keep you hydrated and energetic throughout the day.
- Fresh fruit juices are rich in vitamin C, potassium, immune-boosting antioxidants, and essential micronutrients like folate.
- They help in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in your body. Avoid packaged juices as they contain artificial flavors, added preservatives, and high sugar.
- Fresh fruit juices like pomegranate help you avoid pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia
Fresh vegetable juices help meet your daily nutrient intake during pregnancy.
- They are rich in vital nutrients and give a good dose of fiber.
- They are a good source of folic acid, which helps prevent neural tube defects in your baby.
- Carrot juice is rich in beta-carotene that aids in developing your baby’s vision, building body cells and tissues, and immunity function.
- Cruciferous vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and cabbage are rich in proteins and folic acid.
Just like fruits, vegetables eaten as solids are better than juices.
5. Chia fresca
The energy drinkis a great alternative to caffeinated drinks. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and antioxidants.
- Soak some chia seeds in a jar of water and stir well.
- Leave it for ten minutes till the seeds swell up.
- Add fresh lime juice to taste.