Homemade Electrolyte Drinks for Pregnancy

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Electrolytes refer to minerals found in our blood, urine and body fluids that play a role in optimal body functioning. Here are some of their functions: – Allow the exchange of nutrients and waste between cells and the external fluid environment – Improve athletic performance


– Help restore equilibrium in the body – Helps body maintain fluid balance in and out of cells – Can help decrease muscle cramping (big during pregnancy!) – Regulate nerve and muscle function – Regulate blood pressure In short, electrolytes help your body better absorb water and fluids to keep your cells hydrated.


SODIUM - Sodium is a primary regulator of our fluid balance. POTASSIUM - Having too little or too high levels of potassium can lead to muscle weakness, cramps, and abnormal heart rhythms


MAGNESIUM - helps the body use energy and is necessary for proper nerve, muscle and enzyme function CALCIUM - important for bone health, muscle contraction, growth and nerve function.


Cherry Lemonade

This is an easy one where I just combine tart cherry juice, lemonade and a tiny bit of sea salt. Recipe: 6 oz Tart Cherry Juice + 6 oz Lemonade + 1/8 Teaspoon Salt

Apple Ginger

Ginger was so helpful dealing with early pregnancy nausea, so I made this one often. Recipe: 6 oz Apple Juice + 6 oz Water + 1 Tablespoon Ginger Juice + 1/8 Teaspoon Salt

Cranberry Orange

This is a great one if you’re pregnant in fall or dealing with frequent urinary tract infections. Recipe: 8 oz Orange Juice + 4 oz Cranberry Juice + 1 /2Tablespoon Honey (optional) + 1/8 Teaspoon Salt

Orange Lime Seltzer

I love the seltzer for extra bubbles, and I’ll usually add some sea salt in there to help with absorption! Recipe: 4 oz Orange Juice + 4 oz Coconut Water + splash lime juice + 2 oz lime seltzer + 1/8 Teaspoon Salt