Lemon has been proven to solve so many pregnancy hiccups. Honestly, most women don't like anything lemony, for example lemon cake, lemonade and even sucking a slice of lemon itself. Despite lemon having so many advantage, it should not be consumed excessively by pregnant women.
In this article, we will highlight the advantages. Some of the advantages include:
1. Good nutritional source
A lemon contains nearly every nutrient needed by a pregnant lady. Apart from the fruit being rich in Vitamin C, it also contains flavanoids, B- complex vitamins, vitamin A, calcium, iron, magnesium, Phosphorus and pathotetic acid just to mention a few which are essential for the growth and development of unborn child. Drinking lemon water while pregnant ensures that all these nutrients are available in the body.
2. Body alkalinization
When the pH levels in the body becomes out of balance, lemon can be used to balance it. First it will reduce the basicity in the mouth and stomach. If you think lemon juice is acidic, then it is used to reduce the acidosis in the body, a common condition in pregnant women.
3. Eliminates morning sickness
If you sick during the first trimester, lemon can be of great benefit to you. It checks on the progression of bile and acts as a purifier to the mouth, which helps in decreasing the nauseating feel in expectant women. But in the cases of severe nausea, seek medical advice.
4. Maintains blood pressure
The vitamin C in the lemon helps in reducing hypertension. It also strengthens the veins which reduces pregnancy related hypertension. It is therefore important to take lemon water.
5. Improves born and baby health
Lemon juice contains magnesium and calcium. This minerals are essential in bone growth and development in the fetus. It also contains potassium which helps in synapses, nerves and fetal bone development. Taking lemon water can give the fetus these benefits and the mother too.
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