Pregnancy is a time when your body goes through plenty of changes and you start growing bigger in your plus size maternity clothes, and one of the side effects of the same is those constant food cravings. However, there’s another side too - the morning sickness.
Almost every pregnant woman will wake up with that nauseous feeling at some point or the other during this phase. It’s important for you to understand that it’s totally natural and there are foods you can eat to control it -
Ginger is a plant that originates in Southeast Asia and has been used as a remedy for stomach problems for centuries. The bioactive compounds such as paradol, shogaol and gingerol tend to interact with the nervous system and can improve any symptoms of nausea.
There are many studies which have shown that eating ginger can reduce nausea and a lot of pregnant women have affirmed to the same too. If you’re ever feeling morning sickness, you can have a bite of ginger and it could cure your morning sickness in a jiffy!
Clear beverages and water -
Whenever you feel nauseous, you may feel like not eating at all. However, you’ve to remember to always stay hydrated and drink in fluids, especially if you have a fever or have been vomiting incessantly.
A good source of hydration is water and if you’ve been throwing up, you need to replace those lost electrolytes.
Here are a few drinks that you can have apart from water -
Oral rehydration drinks
Chicken soup or broth are some of the common remedies that can help everything from fevers, colds and even headaches. Most fluids can be tolerated better whenever you’re nauseous.
Making the move towards soups and broths is one good way to help you eat better again. They provide necessary electrolytes and hydration which can be super important whenever you’ve had a fever or have been vomiting.
One cup can contain up to 16% of your daily required salt intake and up to 8% of potassium and niacin. You can also include certain vegetables to add that extra bit of protein, vitamins and minerals to re-energize yourself.
Whenever you're nauseous or sick, it can be hard to eat larger quantities of food. It’s important that the foods you eat provide energy and are nutritious. This can be true if your nausea is caused by a chronic condition and if you’re also struggling to maintain weight.
Bananas are energy-dense, nutritious and easy to have even if you’re feeling sick. It can also help you reduce the potassium that can be lost if you’ve been vomiting.
A medium-sized banana can pack upto 105 calories, and up to 12% of your daily requirement of potassium and 22% of vitamin B6.
Other energy-dense foods include porridge, avocados, mashed potatoes, peanut butter and stewed fruits.
With these foods, you could reduce all those morning sickness feelings and get back to being stronger once again and look forward to having a great baby shower filled with exciting baby shower gift baskets.