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Ask Holly: Coconut Water During Pregnancy?

Hi Holly-

I have been seeing coconut water in lots of stores lately and wanted to ask you- is it safe to drink during pregnancy? If so, what are the benefits of drinking coconut water? Thanks.

Jessica S.

Athens, GA

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for your question. It’s one I’m asked often. Yes, it is safe to drink coconut water during pregnancy, and there are many benefits. Here are the top 3, in my opinion:

  • It treats morning sickness by keeping you hydrated- coconut water is full of electrolytes and better than any “sports drink” on the market.
  • It regulates your digestive system- it’s no secret, pregnancy slows everything way down, and coconut water will keep things moving!
  • It contains lauric acid- helpful for baby’s developing brain.

Look for the brands in the aseptic tetrapaks, and drink up!