5 Foods to Relieve Nausea during Pregnancy

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Home Remedies for Nausea during Early Pregnancy

Nausea or Morning sickness during pregnancy doesn’t let a morning be a good morning. The change in blood pressure level and hormonal changes are its major causes. Before going for the medicines, you can try a range of fresh foods to avoid this problem.

Natural Remedies for Pregnancy Nausea

Lemon/Amla

lemon
Lemons do wonders in the case of nausea during pregnancy. Lemons have a refreshing taste and light aroma that help your senses to calm down. The citric acid in lemon prevents the formation of stomach acid. It also helps in the case of vomiting. You can either take fresh lemon slices or juice in the morning. Lemon drops can also be used in aromatherapy for treating morning sickness or nausea. Indian gooseberry or Amla provides relief during the hormonal changes in pregnancy. It’s also a great home remedy for nausea.

Herbal Teas (Non-caffeinated)

herbal tea
Indian men and women usually have a penchant for milk tea; especially in the morning. This is one of the reasons why pregnant women can’t find relief from nausea during pregnancy. The non-caffeinated herbal teas are a great pick in such cases. You can have peppermint tea of ginger tea mixed with honey.
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Ginger

ginger
Ginger is a popular morning sickness solution. It boosts the digestive enzymes and restricts the formation of stomach acid. If possible, get ginger roots and use it for your herbal tea or other healthy recipes to get rid of nausea. You can also chew crushed ginger or ginger slices if you find it tolerable.

Citrus Fruits

orange
One of the best citrus fruits to avoid morning sickness, nausea or vomiting during pregnancy is orange. It has a refreshing flavour and aroma. An alkalizing effect is experienced while eating oranges. It removes the toxins from the body and helps in the cases like nausea. You can eat oranges, drink orange juice, suck them or smell them. All will do the work.

Banana

one half peeled banana
If your nausea has become chronic and/or accompanied with the symptoms like diarrhea then banana eating banana can help you. Banana is a rich source of Iron and it also fulfils the potassium requirement of your body during pregnancy which often gets lost during vomiting.

Tips to Avoid Nausea during Pregnancy

• Get your first morning meal soon after you wake up
• Choose breakfast which is healthy and energetic: oats, dalia, paratha or a fruit/soaked almonds/a glass of milk
• Eat small meals with short intervals throughout the day
• No fluid 30 minutes before or after the meal
• Try amla or amla candies (hormonal changes may or may not accept it)
• Take enough rest
• Drink lots of water to stay hydrated (take sips)
• Say no to intense flavours or aromas
• Welcome bland foods
• Sleep early
All the women don’t experience morning sickness or nausea but a lot of them do and it adds to the pregnancy nuisances. You can get rid of this annoying problem just by altering your diet a bit and following a healthy routine.
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