During the course of your pregnancy, you will encounter several days when you require an energy boost just to get out of bed.
Lack of energy is most commonly experienced during the first and third trimester. First trimester hormones can make you feel constantly sleepy, and the effort your body is making to create and sustain your baby can drain your existing energy stores. Stress and anxiety may cause you to feel mentally exhausted as well.
To keep your fluid intake, and your energy levels, up try these healthy drinks for a quick anwell-deserveded energy boost.
Water is the most important drink you could consume before, during and after pregnancy. Drinking water will promote your overall health and help your baby stay healthy.
Add greens and nuts to smoothies to create a bonafide energy boosting health drink. Smoothies made from fruits such as strawberries add fiber to your diet and help with any digestion issues you may be having related to pregnancy.
#3. Mixed fruit juice
Fruit juice will not only give you an energy boost but also keep you hydrated. Fruits contain many vital minerals and nutrients that are required by both baby and mother during pregnancy.
- Fresh fruits such as water melon and pineapple should be taken only during the early stages of labor. These fruits contain substances that help to start or intensify contractions.
Buttermilk is a natural coolant. It contains a natural probiotic that helps keep your digestive system healthy.
- Buttermilk is very easy to make.
#5. Coconut Water
Coconut water is a health drink that prevents dehydration. If you feel fatigued, coconut water will refresh you and replenish your body’s natural salt.
- It is also great for quenching thirst.
#6. Vegetable Juice
Vegetables should always take up a large portion of your daily diet. The fiber in vegetables will also help with bowel movement as constipation is common during pregnancy.
Lemonade replenishes electrolytes and is also a great way to stay hydrated. It is packed with vitamin C which helps your body absorb iron, an important nutrient during pregnancy.
- When consumed with ginger and mint, lemonade may help curb morning sickness.
#8. Milk-based drink
Milk is a natural source of calcium which is a vital mineral for pregnancy. Milk helps to keep you strong, gives you an energy boost and provide nutrients that are vital for pregnancy.
- Yogurt or skim milk during summer also acts as a coolant.
#9. Herbal drinks
Most herbal drinks not only hydrate and keep you cool but also provide some health benefit. You can find several easy healthy herbal recipes online.
Remember to only use fresh and organic ingredients during drink preparation. You should also ensure that you are eating enough calories for you and your growing baby. Lack of adequate calorie consumption will undercut your growing baby’s energy needs.
What do you drink for an energy boost? Please share with our readers in the comments section.
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