Homemade and Healthy: Summertime Fresh Fruit Juices for the New Moms

Homemade and Healthy: Summertime Fresh Fruit Juices for the New Moms

As a mom to be, the summer heat must definitely be making you feel more exhausted and thirsty.  For such days nature also offers the remedy in the form of fresh summer fruits which can be juiced at home. These fresh fruit juices while quenching your thirst also provide the necessary nutrients required during pregnancy for both you and your baby.

Here we have listed a few of these healthy summertime natural fruit juices and the benefits they bring for you and your baby.  However bear in mind that there is a considerable level of sugar content in these fruit juices, therefore it is advisable to consult your doctor/dietician before including any of these juices in your daily diet.  

  1. Lime Juice 

The juice of this amazing fruit is used as a summertime thirst quencher all across India. In addition to its refreshing taste lime juice also packs in a whole host of nutrients that are beneficial for you and your baby. Let us take a look at these benefits:

For Your Baby:

  • Rich source of Calcium which helps develop the bone structure of your baby
  • Also rich in Potassium which helps in the development of your baby’s brain and nervous system 

For You:

  • An excellent source of Vitamin C which boosts your immunity and protects you from numerous infections
  • Reduces swelling of the feet
  • Helps keep blood pressure in check
  1. Orange Juice

This citrus fruit is a rich source of Vitamin C, B6, folic acid and potassium among other nutrients. The benefits of these nutrients are:

For Your Baby:

  • Vitamin C strengthens your baby’s immune system
  • Folic acid helps in the production of red blood cells and the growth of new tissues

For You:

  • Vitamin C works to strengthen your immune system also
  • Vitamin C helps your body to better absorb plant-based sources of iron
  • The high water content helps to keep your body hydrated
  • Helps to curb morning sickness
  1. Watermelon Juice 

In addition to its delicious coolness, this juice protects you from the risk of dehydration due to the summer heat.  The other benefits are:

For Your Baby:

  • It is rich in Vitamin A, which will help develop your baby’s vision
  • In addition it is also rich in Vitamin C and B6, Potassium and Magnesium which aid in the development of your baby’s brain, nervous system and body immunity

For You:

  • Relieves morning sickness
  • Reduces swelling of the hands and feet
  1. Mosambi Juice

Another refreshing thirst quencher popular all across India, mosambi juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C and Potassium in addition to other nutrients like Flavonoids, Iron, Calcium etc. The benefits of these nutrients are:

For Your Baby:

  • Another source of Vitamin C which helps boost your baby’s immunity level
  • Calcium aides in healthy bone development

For You:

  • Flavonoids aide the digestion process
  • Flavonoids are also anti-inflammatory
  • Potassium helps reduce fluid retention
  • Mosambi juice helps curb morning sickness
  • High water content helps cool down your body while keeping you hydrated

In addition to all these benefits, the refreshing deliciousness of these fresh juices will give you a welcome respite from the summer heat. So on your doctor’s advice (and always in moderation) go ahead and stay hydrated with these amazing summertime fruit juices.