Pregnant women often hear diet advice from everybody, which is tiresome at times. If you are in first trimester, food might not seem appealing due to morning sickness but it is necessary to get nutrition and maintain the body’s water content.
There are various refreshing drinks suitable for pregnant women that can revitalize the body:
Water is an ever green source of hydration and rejuvenation for pregnant women. Drink as much water as you can because pregnancy demands an increased water intake to maintain the normal functioning of the body.
For tropical countries like India, tender coconut is a natural source to prevent dehydration and restore the mineral salts lost in sweat. It also relieves one from exhaustion and overheating.
Fresh Fruit Juices
Fruit juices of lemon, oranges, apples, pomegranates, melons, pineapple etc., serves all the nutrients and vitamins required for the growing baby and the mother-to-be. Make sure the juices are fresh and avoid sugar and artificial flavours.
Milk and milk products such as butter milk, lassi, skimmed milk, yogurt, milkshakes and smoothies are packed with most of the nutrients, minerals and vitamins. They are refreshing and also easy on the palate.
Homemade vegetable juices are a perfect refreshing beverage for pregnant women who suffer from food aversions and nausea. If you can’t eat the vegetable, you can drink it. With sugar, milk and ice, vegetable juice will taste good as fruit juices.
Pregnant women can have vegetable and chicken soup to improve their health, fight off cold and cough and improve the appetite. Soup serves as an extract of all the nutrients present in the vegetables and chicken.
Iced tea with a slice of lemon is a better option compared to hot milk tea. As it contains caffeine, try to limit the intake of iced tea.