Benefits of Coconut Water during Pregnancy

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Mausami Dutt

Benefits of Coconut Water during Pregnancy
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A balanced diet and good nutrition during pregnancy give your baby the best start possible. A diet that provides ample amounts of protein, carbohydrates, healthy types of fats, vitamins, and minerals. Coconut water is a natural drink in the purest form directly from the ‘Mother Nature’ and is loaded with natural vitamins and minerals that make this drink suitable in your pregnancy. An average green coconut provides you carbohydrate, fiber, protein, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, and calcium in good amount.

Benefits of Coconut Water during Pregnancy:

Prevents nausea: Drinking coconut water during early pregnancy helps to prevent nausea and dehydration.

Reduces heartburn and indigestion: Drinking coconut water is an ideal treatment to reduce the acidity by neutralizing the acid formed in the stomach, thus, preventing indigestion and heartburn.

Control blood pressure: Magnesium and Potassium present in coconut water play a key role in regulating blood pressure level.

Helps in digestion: Coconut water is rich in dietary fibers and hence helps in digestion and reduces the chance of constipation, one more common problem during pregnancy.

Increases energy: Drinking coconut water improves the energy levels by helping in metabolism and thyroid function.

Reduces infections: Presence of antioxidants, essential minerals, and vitamins in coconut water helps in boosting up the immune system and preventing common infections.

Natural diuretic: Coconut water being a natural diuretic, increases the flow of urine and keeps the urinary tract free from infection-causing microbes and thus, chances of UTI

Helps in low amniotic fluid: Drinking coconut water in the morning is a natural way to increase the level of amniotic fluid, mainly during the third trimester,

Supports healthy growth of Fetus: Coconut water with all its nutrients facilitates the healthy development and appropriate nutrition of the developing fetus.

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