The perfect start to the day
This is a wonderful tonic which is loaded with an abundance of healthy benefits for mum and babyThis tonic may aid in the relief of morning sickness due to the added ginger which is highly effective for treating nausea when used in small does and may even reduce the aches and pains in your muscles.
It will help in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and is an awesome immunity booster- fighting infections and protecting our body against negative invasion.
Carrots are also said to have wonderful effect on our skin which is known to go through numerous changes throughout pregnancy.
Carrot juice is rich in beta carotene, iron, magnesium, B vitamins and potassium.
Vitamin A is needed for eye health, cell growth and to support the immune system. Extra vitamin A is needed during pregnancy, but too much of the animal form of vitamin A (retinol) can be toxic.
700 micrograms of vitamin A per day is recommended. Safe sources of vitamin A can be found via carotenoids in some types of fruits and vegetables.
The incredible health benefits of ginger
With a high concentration of antioxidants, ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory addition to your diet. As well as being fantastic at reducing nausea. Ginger has been used since ancient times as a traditional remedy for gastrointestinal complaints. The most active ingredients in ginger are the pungent principles, particularly gingerols and shogaols. Reducing gas and improving digestion. It has been used in the treatment of relieving pain, reducing inflammation, helping with cold symptoms and even supporting our cardiovascular health.
Despite the health benefits of ginger; it must be noted that whilst ginger tea appears to be safe during pregnancy with up to 3 cups a day in that safe range; if you’re close to labour and have a history of miscarriage or bleeding during pregnancy; avoid drinking ginger tea.
Carrot and Ginger Tonic
- Blender or strong smoothie maker
- 400 ml Water
- 3 medium carrots peeled and cut into small chunks
- 2 Large oranges peeled and pips removed
- 1 Apple
- small piece of ginger peeled
- Add the liquid to the blender first followed by the carrot and blend on high until a smooth consistency forms.
- Add the oranges, apples and ginger to the mix and blend on high until you reach the desired consistency.
- Serve immediately