By: Ana Margarita Olar | Vigorbuddy.com
Pregnancy brings changes in your body. This can affect your lifestyle and your eating habit as well. One way to ensure that you get all the nutrients and minerals that you need is to consume your food in juice form.
But because of your delicate condition, you need these juicing tips for pregnant woman:
Knife, blender or juicer, vegetable brush, fruit and vegetable of choice.
JUICING TIP # 1: SELECTION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Select fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also consider fruits and vegetables that are in season so that they are not expensive. Nutritious picks include carrots and watermelon because they are rich in beta-carotene.
This nutrient can help your baby’s immune system, and physical development. You can also choose papaya and pear as they contain potassium. This electrolyte helps regulate blood pressure during pregnancy.
When you are not vomiting, you can choose citrus fruits because they are good for your immune system.
JUICING TIP # 2: PREPARATION
Wash your produce under running water. If you are not sure where the produce comes from, scrub it well. This is to remove any toxic chemicals and fertilizers used on the fruit.
Make sure to cut or slice any damaged part of the fruit that can have harmful bacteria. Peel the fruits and remove the seeds. Make sure you cut them into smaller bits depending on your blender or juicer.
JUICING TIP # 3: BLEND
Process your fruits one at a time. Pulse or blend until it reaches the desired consistency. You can also add ginger to your juice. Ginger can improve symptoms of pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting, and feel of fullness in the stomach.
JUICING TIP # 4: ADD MILK OR YOGURT AND OTHER FRUITS
Milk is important during pregnancy because of its calcium content. Drinking pure milk may be hard if you are experiencing nausea and vomiting. One trick is to consume milk in another form such as in a smoothie. You can also add yogurt which has probiotics to help boost your gut immunity. You can also add lentils which are rich in protein, folate, and fiber.
JUICING TIP #5: PREPARE AMOUNT THAT YOU CAN CONSUME IMMEDIATELY
Because your smoothie contains milk, you need to consume it right after preparation.
You can also try these juicing recipes which are great for a pregnant woman. So enjoy your pregnancy and enjoy your smoothie!