Coconut water

Food guide

Coconut water

Coconut water during pregnancy is considered to be a good source of nutrients. It’s lower in calories, sugar, and sodium than fruit juices. It’s also naturally fat-free, low in cholesterol, and free of added colorings and flavorings.

Other benefits of coconut water
Other than many nutrients contained, drinking coconut water may also: 

What to drink:
Consume the natural coconut water soon after opening, as a fresh one will contain rich nutrients. You can drink up to one glass of coconut water a day early in the morning because the nutrients can be easily absorbed when your stomach is empty.

What to drink with consideration:

Good to know:
Some of the Asian parents are not drinking coconut water during their early stage of pregnancy because they believe coconut water makes the contractions and will lead to miscarriage. Actually, drinking coconut water during pregnancy is considered safe. It’s true that coconut water contains estrogen, a female sex hormone. The estrogen can cause swelling of the breast, contractions and other symptoms. But the amount of Estrogen in coconut water is way too little to cause any action.


Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat (OB-GYN) (24 February 2020)


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