Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Coconut Water During Pregnancy

Coconut Water during Pregnancy
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Coconuts are used for performing rituals in the Eastern culture and promote peace and prosperity. It also has therapeutic values. Many people during the summer drink coconut water. It contains a lot of electrolytes. It has lot of chloride, magnesium and potassium and has some amount of sodium, protein and sugar. Potassium regulates blood pressure as well as the functioning of the heart. It is also good source of dietary fiber, calcium and manganese, riboflavin as well as Vitamin C.

How does coconut water help during pregnancy?

•It helps clear up constipation during pregnancy.
•It helps in elevating sluggish digestion.
•It relieves one of heartburn.
•Lauric acid which has anti-fungal properties that protects the body against several infections, which of course boosts the immune system.
•Water is essential during pregnancy. It is very vital for the body. It is essential for the body to function properly.
•Water is also essential for breast milk and for proper lactation.
•Dehydration during pregnancy can cause a lot of complications such as headaches, water retention, cramps, nausea, oedema as well as dizziness. This is more essential in the third trimester when dehydration can result in contractions that cause preterm labor.
•Water relieves one of morning sickness, indigestion as well as heartburn.
•It keeps the body cool and helps in maintaining temperature during hot as well as humid months.
•It helps in preventing urinary infections, which are quite common during pregnancy.
•In case one drinks sufficient water then one’s urine will stay diluted, thus reducing the risk of infection.
•Water also eases constipation, oedema, haemorrhoids and constipation.
•The more water one drinks during pregnancy the less water your body will retain.
•It relieves one of exhaustion.
•One can lead a healthy life by drinking coconut water.
How much water one must drink during pregnancy?

•One must drink about 3 litres that is about 10 to 12 glasses.
•Add an extra glass of water for an hour of exercises.
•Increase about a glass or two during the summer months to compensate for the loss of fluids during the summer.
•Doctors feel that pregnant women must drink one coconut at least everyday.
Coconut water is good for pregnant women. It revitalizes the body and prevents dehydration.

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