Pregnancy is a wonderful and often very frustrating challenge before motherhood. For 9 months, a woman is no longer making decisions about her body just for herself. She will have to keep healthy through a variety of ways. This includes regular but not heavy exercise, quitting vices such as smoking and drinking, and having a well-balanced diet. Consuming not just healthy food but also drinks packed with vitamins is extremely important!
There are many franchises in the Philippines that offer a diverse selection of teas and juices that are good for the body. If homemade is more your style, here are some beverages you can make yourself at home.
Carrots are among the best vegetables to consume during pregnancy as they are rich in magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, beta carotene, iron, and calcium. They help with their digestion and reduce the chances of high blood pressure. The recommended amount of consumption is one glass of carrot juice per day.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and apple juice is no exception. It supports the body’s immune system, has a positive effect on skin health, helps with sleeping disorders, and lowers cholesterol levels. However, do keep in mind that apple juice contains fructose, which may raise blood sugar levels. Mixing apple juice with water will reduce the chances of that happening. Apple juice also mixes well with orange juice for a drink rich in folate.
Cucumber has high water content and is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, manganese, and folate. It helps with regulating blood pressure, helps with the swelling during the late stages of pregnancy, and helps with tooth and gum problems.
Reaping the benefits of multiple food sources at once can be done through smoothies. A mix of fruits like mango, banana, kiwi, and strawberry would give you a whole bunch of nutrients in a single serving! Not only can you mix fruits, you can add milk, vegetables, and even nuts to make a cold and refreshing smoothie out of it.
Yes, vegetables can also be blended into a very tasty drink. The selection of vegetables that can be consumed in liquid form aren’t just limited to colored vegetables – you can also mix it up with some leafy greens. Combination of vegetables like spinach and mint, carrot and bottle gourd, and even carrot and gooseberry would give you good flavors to go along with the vitamins and minerals.
A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy, and it’s absolutely vital for a mother-to-be to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. Supplying your body with the right nutrients is the first step to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.