Monsoon and Humidity, the most difficult weather to survive for anyone is here. With the sun literally draining out all the hydration and energy from your body. It becomes really difficult for everyone specially pregnant women during the humid atmosphere.
You tend to feel a lot more hot and you sweat alot. On the other hand to stay active and healthy we should be maintaining good liquid intake.
I thought of sharing with you a few amazing drinks/fluids which have helped me survive the extreme weather and beat the heat in my pregnancy
These drinks are not only good for pregnant woman but can also be enjoyed by anyone to beat the heat .
Water is life and quite literally.
Water is essential for healthy blood cells creation and to keep us hydrated. It minimizes body’s tendency of water retention and thus can be helpful in curbing the swollen feet issue we face in pregnancy.
Water is also very important component for breastmilk.
Lime water (nimbu pani)
Lime water or lemon juice is extremely refreshing. It is high source of vitamin C which helps in absorption of Iron in your body. Iron is a vital nutrient needed in pregnancy.
Coconut water helps prevent dehydration. It has richness of lot of rich nutrients like electrolyte, chloride, potassium,magnisium . It quenches the thirst of dehydrated body to the maximum.
Its difficult to get real coconut water in Northern India. I tried the cocojal. It is quite similar in taste.
Fresh Fruit Juice
It is always wise to have fresh fruits as they supply you with the extra fiber content which helps in easy digestion in pregnancy and in general . However, there are times when you want to quench the thirst of your throat with something liquid and fresh fruit juices are a very good choice.
Fresh watermelon, fresh orange, fresh mausami, mix fruit juice have been my favorites.
Milk we all know as the best source of calcium. In pregnancy, you are required to have extra calcium for bones development for your baby inside the womb and also for supporting your own bones.
You can try various flavored milk in this weather. Milk shakes like kiwi, apply, mango, banana. Or Add some flavors like Roohafza, cholcolate, Pista, Almond… AAAAHHHH SO YUMMM!!
Aam Panna( Traditional mango drink)
Aam Panna is a traditional mango drink made from the pulp of raw mangoes mixed with few indian spices. Not only its a great source of nutrients its Tangy taste helps you get away from the morning sickness issue.
I have created an experimental mocktail with Aam Panna and loved it to bits this summers. You can give it a try too.
Aam Panna syrup ( I used patanjali aam panna)
Add 2 tablespoon of aam panna and 2 table spoon of Roohafza in a glass of chilled water and mix well. You can add ice if you want to cool it even more. It tastes just awesome. Do try it and let me know in the comment section below your reviews.
Hope this blog helps you get some relief in this hot and humid weather.
Tell us in comment section below some drinks you preferred in your pregnancy or you prefer in general.
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