Top 7 Healthy And Energy Providing Drinks During Pregnancy

This post was written by Guest Blogger Aradhana.

During pregnancy, there are a myriad of things that you need to be careful about. Sure enough, when there’s a tiny little being growing inside of you, you aren’t responsible just for your good health, but also your baby’s. You must be aware of the long list of foods that you need to include and those you need to exclude from your pregnancy diet. Similarly, there are also beverages that are good for you and some, that can do you and your baby harm. Even if you can’t sip on your glass of Cosmo while you’re carrying, you still can enjoy a variety of other delicious beverages. Here are the top seven healthy and energy providing drinks you must try when you’re expecting:

Top 7 Healthy And Energy Providing Drinks During Pregnancy

1. Water

Though water may not be your ideal, flavorful, thirst quencher, it is unquestionably the most favorable drink for pregnant women. Water helps prevent dehydration and fatigue during pregnancy. It also eases pregnancy symptoms of nausea and headaches. It also helps in the formation of amniotic fluid, reduces risk of urinary tract infections and uterine contractions. Try drinking at least eight glasses of water a day.

Top 7 Healthy And Energy Providing Drinks During Pregnancy

2. Lemonade

This refreshing drink isn’t glorified just for its delicious flavor! Lemonade is also greatly recommended for pregnant women owing to its high vitamin C content. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron effectively which aids in the formation of RBCs. Lemonade also provides excellent relief from morning sickness due to its alkalizing properties that neutralize stomach acids.

Top 7 Healthy And Energy Providing Drinks During Pregnancy

3. Coconut Water

This tropical fruit bears many therapeutic offshoots, one of which is coconut water. Coconut water is a natural isotonic drink that is rich in electrolytes, potassium, chlorides and magnesium. It’s also an excellent source of dietary fibre, calcium, riboflavin, manganese and vitamin C. It prevents dehydration and helps restore salts that get lost while sweating. Its micro-minerals are also known to lower blood pressure.

Top 7 Healthy And Energy Providing Drinks During Pregnancy4. Buttermilk

Dairy foods like buttermilk are excellent to boost your calcium intake. Calcium is necessary for the bone development of your baby and reducing the risk of hypertension. Especially during the hot summer months, a glass of cold, probiotic buttermilk does wonders to keep you hydrated. It also eases gastric problems that come with pregnancy.

Top 7 Healthy And Energy Providing Drinks During Pregnancy
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  1. 2015-05-04 / 12:44

    Always like to learn something new and will be sharing this with pregnant friends! Thank you!

  2. 2015-05-04 / 14:27

    Water is definitely the best for everyone–even if they are not pregnant. The others do seem like they would be good choices for a pregnant (or not pregnant) person as well.

  3. 2015-05-04 / 15:57

    I used to drink gallons of water when I was pregnant and also loved freshly squeezed orange juice! I still do!

  4. 2015-05-04 / 19:31

    It’s best to have these healthy drinks when pregnant. The baby and the mother would surely need the nutrients.

  5. 2015-05-04 / 19:44

    I didn’t realize that lemonade was so good for you and baby, but it makes sense! I usually stick with water, but that does get boring as the summer goes on. Thanks for these great ideas!

  6. 2015-05-04 / 20:28

    I drank lots of water during my pregnancy! I would caution people to talk to their OB before drinking too many juices or sugary drinks due to the implications of other medical conditions in pregnancy. Pregnancy is all about making sure you and your new baby are well taken care of!

  7. 2015-05-04 / 20:52

    This is really interesting. I didn’t drink many of these except for water when I was pregnant. I like them now though!

  8. 2015-05-05 / 00:13

    Water gets so boring so fast!! I used to find fruit to add into mine I am to picky to drink much else.

  9. 2015-05-05 / 01:15

    Great tips! And now I want one of everything. That lemonade sounds so good right now.

  10. A. Elizabeth
    2015-05-05 / 06:02

    Thanks for sharing! I’m sure I’ll be needing this info in the future. 🙂 For now, I’ll share this to my preggy friend. 🙂

  11. 2015-05-05 / 07:32

    Those are tasty suggestions. I’ll have to pass that along to a few people I know. My factory days are over. This warehouse is closed! LOL

  12. Heather
    2015-05-05 / 09:21

    This is really useful, thanks Shaney!

  13. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    2015-05-05 / 11:02

    All these drinks look and sound so lovely and delicious. I’ve not pregnant at the moment but I could use them right now for some energy 🙂

  14. 2015-05-05 / 12:50

    The good thing is that one day when I am pregnant I will still have my friend drinks to drink and not worry about harming my babies. Loving this list as I love these drinks and drink them all the time except water lol

  15. 2015-05-05 / 12:57

    Great recap of good drink choices while you’re pregnant. It’s such a huge responsibility carrying a little one inside you and being responsible for taking care of it the best you can!

  16. 2015-05-05 / 22:10

    I never knew that any of these were especially good for pregnant women – very good information. Thank you!

  17. 2015-05-07 / 06:28

    This is such a great list. Water is so important, but it can get really boring. The fruit juices look good. I’ve never tried coconut water, but have heard it’s very good.

  18. 2015-05-14 / 12:45

    I’m currently pregnant and I’m drinking everything on your list except the buttermilk. Thanks for sharing!

    • 2015-05-14 / 16:47

      Aaah that is awesome! Congrats, how many weeks are you? 😀

  19. 2015-05-15 / 02:22

    i bet even non-pregnant women will enjoy these healthy + yummy drinks. i know i would!

  20. 2015-06-17 / 12:00

    Great article, thanks for sharing!

    I never knew about buttermilk, you learn something new every day 🙂

    During pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding I used Jungle Juice which helped with my energy levels a lot.

    I had an adult amber necklace which can be used as a nursing necklace. It apparently helps to soothe and calm mommy as well as provide a boosted immune system. I only used this in my 2nd pregnancy and I had a much better pregnancy than the first time around. Breastfeeding was also much easier. However I am not sure if it can be attributed to that.

  21. 2016-04-20 / 16:10

    Hi! don’t know if you are aware that jujuice is ‘jungle juice’ in a powder form, you just add water. You can buy online or from selected stockists. It is really delicious and contains less sugar, no preservatives and no colourants. It also won 5 different awards at the baby expos and Indabas. For more info please contact us on (011 0266 551) or visit our website Happy breastfeeding! The jujuice Team

  22. 2017-08-27 / 16:36

    I’ve never heard about buttermilk but it sounds interesting! I’m gonna make this for my sister!

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