Health Benefits Of Orange Juice During Pregnancy

 

Orange juice is a popular drink every pregnant woman should have in their arsenal due to its nutritional benefits. Nothing is as refreshing and wholesome as orange juice. If you're experiencing morning sickness and water doesn't appeal to you, you can count on a fresh glass of orange juice. In this article, you'll learn the benefits of orange juice to you and your growing baby.

 

 

 

Health benefits of orange juice in pregnancy 

  • Prevents constipation: Oranges are a great source of natural fibres. They help to loosen stool density which aids in a smoother passage.

 

  • Rich source of electrolytes: Orange juice is rich in water and electrolytes which helps to keep pregnant women hydrated all day. Drinking orange juice can help to prevent dehydration in pregnancy.

 

  • Rich in vitamin C: Oranges are one of the fruits with the highest level of vitamin C. This antioxidant helps to protect the body against free radicals and cellular damage. It also promotes fast wound healing and relieves morning sickness. The vitamin C content also promotes a healthy immune system.

 

  • Improves absorption of iron from food: The vitamin C content in orange juice helps to promote iron absorption from food. Irons are vital in the production of haemoglobin which carries oxygen to the blood. It also helps in the development of the baby's nervous system.

 

  • Prevent gestational diabetes: Due to its natural sugars, orange juice may help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent the development of gestational diabetes. Orange juice may also help to prevent preeclampsia and hypertension in pregnancy.

 

Orange juice is high in nutrients and vitamins to support every woman’s pregnancy. From relieving constipation to maintaining blood sugar levels, the benefits of orange juice are numerous. Do drink at least a glass of fresh orange juice without artificial sugars or sweeteners.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I drink orange juice for morning sickness?

Yes, added with other anti-nauseating remedies like bland foods, crackers, and mint flavoured sweets.

 

  1. Can orange juice help with constipation?

Orange juice can help soften stool and aid bowel movement.

 

  1. Can I drink orange juice when breastfeeding?  

You can drink orange juice as a breastfeeding mum. 

 

 

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