Morning sickness with or without vomiting is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy.
More than 50% of pregnant women experience this symptom, which reduces during the day. It is very important to pay attention to the food that you eat. We suppose that many pregnant women would like to know whether there are natural ways to prevent morning sickness.
Follow these healthy tips to ease morning sickness in your pregnancy.
Fruits and vegetables
Pregnant women should drink 3 liters of water a day. Keeping your body well hydrated is very important as nausea can be caused by dehydration. So, drink enough water and consume foods which have high water content. Increase the intake of carrots, melons, grapes, celery, pears, and apples. You can also add lime, lemon, and oranges to a glass of water or herbal teas.
Crackers and potato chips
Crackers and potato chips have no nutritive value, but they are easy to digest. At first, it might sound strange to you, but these foods can reduce morning sickness. However, make sure you consume regular potato chips and don’t consume fat-free varieties of potato chips. They have less fat and fewer calories but the olestra found in this food can cause abdominal cramping and diarrhea.
Mint has antiseptic, antifungal, and cooling properties which make this herb an effective anesthetic. Drink a mint tea. How to prepare it?
First, boil a cup of water. Then, take a tablespoon of mint leaves and put them in the water. Leave the tea to cool down for about 20 minutes. The, strain it. Your tea is ready.
Fennel seed has potent antimicrobial properties which reduce nausea. All you have to do is take one tablespoon of fennel seeds and crush them. Then, add them in hot water. After that, cover them. Drink the tea after 10 minutes.
Ginger is one of the most effective natural solutions for treating nausea. It contains gingerols and shogaols, which have a relaxing effect on your gastrointestinal tract, reduce nausea, and prevent vomiting. You can prepare ginger tea and drink it 2-3 times a day. But, consult your doctor first, as ginger acts a natural blood thinner.
Eat 5 smaller meals instead of 3 big ones
In this way, you will prevent food cravings and overeating. Also, eating small but frequent meals boosts your energy and you will also regulate your blood sugar levels. Eat a healthy snack every three or four hours so that stomach acid has food to digest. Avoid eating spicy foods.
Lavender and thyme
During pregnancy, your sense of smell is heightened. Different odors can bother you and cause sickness. Lavender and thyme are probably the best solutions to treat this condition naturally. A handkerchief or a small pouch scented with lavender or thyme can be very helpful. Keep the handkerchief under your nose and inhale. Take deep breaths.
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