How much fluid should a pregnant women take in during the day? If you said, “64oz” you’re wrong (don’t worry, I was too). The institute of Medicine recommends pregnant women drink 10 8oz cups of water a day. Sure, we can just strap a port-a-potty to us while we are at it, right?
Drinking plain-ole water is hard work, not to mention b-o-r-i-n-g. If you are not a big water drinker to begin with, then here is a pro tip to get int he fluids & extra important nutrients you need. DRINK JUICE. Fresh cold pressed juice not the sugar filled store-bought kind, they simply do not provide the same nutrients.
Now on to the good stuff.
Apple juice is an excellent source of iron and can help with the development of your unborn baby’s brain.
Carrot juice is a rich source of vitamins A & E. These vitamins boost your unborn baby’s eyesight while keeping your skin glowing & your nails from becoming brittle. Pro tip: because C.J. is so packed with these vitamins, it will help you fight that excessive hair loss that is associated with pregnancy.
Peach juice is an excellent source of iron & can lower your chances of becoming anemic while you are pregnant. It also helps to flush out toxins from your body by cleaning the liver & kidney.
Lemon juice is full of healthy nutrients like protein, fiber & some carbs. It’s also rich in minerals like Folate, Zinc & Calcium which are good for both you & baby.
Feeling nauseated? L.J. can help fight nausea naturally!
It’s Not Juice But…
Coconut water is one of the healthiest fruit based juices you can consume while pregnant. It’s #1 for hydration & gives your body some natural energy.
All of these juices are considered safe for consumption during pregnancy if your overall health is normal & your pregnancy is progressing smoothly.
Although our research on this topic has been extensive, we highly recommend talking with your doctor before you drink any of the tasty suggestions above.