Seeing the plus sign on the pregnancy test or getting THE phone call from the doctor saying, “You’re pregnant!” is a joyous occasion, but it’s also overwhelming knowing that the health choices you make affect not only your own body, but now that of your unborn child.
For those who maintained a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant, making large dietary changes is likely unnecessary – only a few simple changes will ensure your unborn baby receives all the nutrition needed for healthy, normal growth. For the those who may not have prioritized nutrition, there are ways to catch up.
Juicing and pregnancy go hand in hand since juicing benefits you and your baby by providing a fresh and rich source of vitamins and minerals that ensures a healthy pregnancy. It also fortifies your body, as a healthy pregnancy demands quite a lot from a woman’s body. Juicing ensures that an expectant mother isn’t starved for nutrition by her unborn baby.
The importance of a nutritional diet during pregnancy
A nutritionally balanced diet increases the chances for normal brain development and normal birth weight, and decreases chances for complications in pregnancy. Fresh juices have also been shown to moderate or eliminate many common pregnancy complaints like as fatigue, morning sickness, constipation, anemia and preeclampsia. It can also reduce recovery time after delivery.
What to juice during pregnancy
Juicing high fiber foods such as vegetables and fruit assists digestion and can help to calm symptoms of heartburn. In addition to fiber, fruits and vegetables are a rich source of minerals and vitamins. Juicing and pregnancy are nutritionally related, because it is recommended that during pregnancy, mothers should consume at least two raw fruits and three raw vegetables daily, including at least one high Vitamin C fruit such as an orange.
Many women report feeling overwhelmed by all the nutritional requirements of pregnancy, fearing that they may not be getting enough of the necessary nutrients to grow a thriving baby. Having to consume the recommended amount could be a daunting task for some.
But when an expectant mother commits to juicing, she can rest assured that she is meeting her daily minimums. Because juicing concentrates the nutrients into one serving, it’s makes getting the proper nutrition a much more manageable feat. And for those suffering from severe morning sickness, juicing enables them to get the nutrients that baby needs.
Juicing and pregnancy are, in my opinion, inseparable as juicing is a quick, simple, and tasty source of nutrients for both mother and child. Juicing while pregnant is a handy and delicious way to ensure a healthy mother and baby.