Pregnancy Cravings And The Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Mmm Milk 1st Day of Spring Maternity Shot
32 & 33 Weeks Pregnant With Jayden (2008)

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As we wrap up April, which happens to be Pregnancy Awareness Month, I am thinking about my pregnancy cravings. Now, just as we should live every month as it’s Earth Month, we should do the same for Pregnancy Awareness Month. So now that you know that I’m not making a big deal out of the specific month/event, let’s talk pregnancy cravings.

When I was pregnant with Jayden, I remember eating alot of burritos dipped in salsa and I craved milk and everything lime/coconut; lime/coconut popscicles, body spray, lotion, you name it! According to Greg, he made countless runs to the grocery store for yogurt, oranges, and Honeycomb cereal too. The Honeycomb cereal, I don’t remember. I do remember finding countless Cheerios that had fallen down my shirt, lol.

Coconut Water is definitely a drink I’d want to crave during my next pregnancy. And as it turns out, replacing juices and other beverages with coconut water can be very beneficial to pregnant and nursing moms. Besides being refreshing, O.N.E Coconut Water is 100% natural and organic, pure, and packed with five essential electrolytes, more potassium than a banana, no added sugars, or fats. Drinking one 11.2-oz. container of O.N.E. Coconut Water has the same short-term hydration as drinking one full liter of water, but one should note that drinking coconut water does not eliminate the need to drink plain water.

Coconut Water Hydration for Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time to nurture your body and your baby’s. You are responsible for the nourishment of both your own body and the little one inside, so proper hydration is more important than ever. Drinking plenty of the right kinds of fluids is a simple but important way to keep you both healthy. Dehydration can be a factor in constipation, preterm labor and other complications. Even slight dehydration can cause you to feel fatigued.

Most pregnant moms know hydration is especially important during this time, but many still don’t drink as much as they should. Why? Your taste buds may be extra sensitive during this time — you may not like the taste of water or you may not feel thirsty. Truth is, by the time your body receives the “I’m thirsty” signal, you may already be slightly dehydrated. Hydrate wisely and regularly: don’t rely solely on thirst to tell you when it’s time to drink. Potassium is an especially important nutrient for addressing muscle cramps, which are common during pregnancy. Coconut water is naturally high in potassium — in fact, one serving of coconut water contains more potassium than a banana.

References

Holistic Primary Care Report on Coconut Water and Hydration Across all Ages, Spring 2010

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    Sadly, I have never experienced pregnancy (though I have experienced cravings!) My preference would be to try the O.N.E. Coconut Water – and then for each of us to add (or not) our own favorite “flavorings” / juices to taste!

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    My cravings were basically everyone else’s cravings. All it would take was for a coworker or friend to say, “when I was pregnant I craved slurpees” and all I could think about is slurpees. One time someone mentioned craving pretzels dipped in cream cheese which currently sounds icky to me but I must have devoured tub after tub of cream cheese – dipped with pretzels of course!
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    SANDY

    guava sounds yummy…I craved everything from slushies, to cheese to hot peppers to bacon

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    I would love to try the Pineapple.

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  • When I was pregnant with my daughter I wanted potatoes, I did not care how they were cooked but that is all I wanted. With my son there was nothing specific I craved, nothing would sound good until I was starving and then I would something right away.

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    Jenny

    I never had any cravings. I don’t think I did. I DID eat a lot of Doritos though :P Maybe that was it? Iuno it’s been 6 yrs xD My memory isn’t what it used to be, what with getting old and all HAHA

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    I would like to try O.N.E. Coconut Water Pineapple Flavor! Mmmm sounds good to me!!

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    Okay, you are just the most adorable pregnant woman ever in life. Too cute!!! Funny thing is I’ve never tasted coconut water but have used it in my hair plenty! I’d like to taste it now though… hmmm, I’d try the pineapple flavor, I think.

  • April 30, 2011

    Mike

    I would like to try the plain coconut water.

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