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5 Benefits of Lemon During Pregnancy

When life gives you lemon, squeeze it into a drink even if you are pregnant. Yes! You read that right. Let’s get to know the benefits of this Vitamin C-rich fruit and its health benefits during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, women experience many changes in their bodies and suffer from several side effects like nausea, heartburn, vomiting, fatigue, etc. Most women prefer to opt for herbal or natural remedies to combat these pregnancy-related symptoms. Consumption of lemon is an effective remedy against nausea. But a freshly squeezed lemon offers many health benefits as well as some risk factors. It is always advisable to use it in moderation.

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Here are the top 5 benefits of lemon during pregnancy:

1. Combating Morning Sickness

Morning sickness during pregnancy also well-known as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is a common experience among 70% of the women, out of which 3% have it in high severity especially during the first trimester. It is a usual practice to consume lemon juice during pregnancy as mouth freshener. However, drinking it to treat nausea is an effective and frequently used remedy as it keeps a check on the excess build-up of bile and also prevents the accumulation of phlegm in the digestive tract, both of which help in providing relief from nausea during pregnancy. In case you experience severe nausea despite drinking lemon juice, consult your doctor right away.

Expert Tip: Always use fresh lemons instead of canned or bottled ones.

2. Regulating Blood Pressure

Fluctuations in blood pressure is also a common pregnancy symptom. Lemon is considered to be an effective remedy for the regulation of blood pressure. Hence, consuming lemon or lemon juice during pregnancy is a common practice. Lemon is naturally packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help in maintaining the softness and elasticity of the blood vessels. This lowers high blood pressure levels and in turn, prevents hemorrhage. Moreover, lemon consumption also keeps your cholesterol levels in check.

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3. Providing Relief from Constipation

Constipation among pregnant women is a very common complaint and can be quite troublesome for them. Drinking a glass of lemon juice is one of the most effective remedies against constipation as it is a rich source of fiber. Moreover, consumption of lemon also helps in flushing out toxins from the body, improving liver health and leading to an overall cleansing of the body. This in turn helps in improving body functions and overall health in both pregnant and non-pregnant individuals.

4. Boosting Hydration Levels

The importance of hydration during pregnancy cannot be emphasized enough. According to a recent 2022 study, it was concluded that based on a 2300 calories diet of pregnant women, a total of 14 cups of water is required for proper hydration. Water during pregnancy is crucial for many important functions like improving digestion, forming mucous, providing shape to cells, regulating body temperatures, and helping in regulating several body functions. Drinking 14 cups of water during pregnancy can be burdensome for anyone. Adding a few drops of lemon in the juice can be a super healthy alternative to the water that comes with several other health benefits besides hydration.

5. Boosting Immunity

Lemon can be a wonderful immunity booster for pregnant women as it is rich in beneficial nutrients and minerals. Half a cup of lemon contains up to 56.2mg of Vitamin C which is essential for both mother and the baby. Studies have shown the importance of lemon consumption for effective fetal brain development. Moreover, studies have shown the ability of lemon to fight off infections as well.

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Why you should consume lemons in moderation?

Lemons carry a lot of citric acid in them. Consuming them in lower doses is beneficial but a higher consumption may pose some serious health hazards. When compared with other citrus fruits like grapefruit and orange, a freshly squeezed lemon contains more citric acid. The high amount of citric acid may lead to heartburn, tooth erosion, cough and Cold.

PRO TIP: Try introducing lemon water gradually into your diet to prevent gastrointestinal problems. You can also add it to different recipes to make it a part of your diet.

KEY TAKEAWAY:

Lemons are highly nutritious fruits packed with rich nutrients and minerals that are crucial for pregnant women and the development of babies. Moreover, lemon also helps in combating pregnancy-associated side effects like nausea, heartburn. It is advisable to consume it in moderate amounts as higher consumption may cause a few side effects.

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Please do have a look of our wide variety of products prepared using Lemon:


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StreetStyle Lemon Pickle – Neembu ka Khatta Achar
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