Lemons are an excellent addition to any mom-to-be’s grocery list—and […]
Lemons are an excellent addition to any mom-to-be’s grocery list—and here’s why:
Citrus is a common home remedy for quelling the all-day quease that many pregnant women experience. Add a few slices to your water glass to keep nausea in check. (Tip: A recent study found that just the scent of lemons can effectively reduce morning sickness. So, if you can’t stomach the taste, try sniffing instead.)
Lemons are a top-notch source for vitamin C—an essential vitamin and antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system—as well as calcium, thiamin, niacin, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B6.
Upping your intake of citrus fruits has been linked with improved cardiovascular health and preventing anemia (iron deficiency), which is common among the expectant crowd.