Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in life, but it can also feel overwhelming with the influx of information, bodily changes, and increased nutritional demands.
In fact, one of the biggest questions and one you might be asking yourself is “am I getting enough nutrients for myself and baby?” It’s important to remember, however, that you already possess maternal wisdom that will ensure you have a healthy and successful pregnancy!
It’s true that you and your baby require an abundance of nutrients during this time. After all, your body is undergoing rapid changes right now. it's not only supporting the growth and development of your baby but also maintaining maternal homeostasis as well. But ensuring you are both well taken care of doesn’t require huge, drastic changes. Simply focusing on small, simple additions to your daily practices will make a world of difference.
Supplementation in addition to an increase of both macro and micronutrients is important to maintain adequate levels during pregnancy. Your intake requirements in the first trimester don’t differ much from non-pregnant people. However, things really increase between weeks 10 and 30 when the growth of maternal and fetal tissue is the greatest. During this time, we want to be mindful of providing sufficient amounts of energy to not only provide the baby with its needs. As well as support your usual requirements so you can go about your day feeling like the cape-less superhero that you are!
If you don’t have a juicer or are one who leans more towards quality and convenience, picking up a juice might be the best option for you. BJC takes pride in sourcing local, organic fruits and vegetables from Charlie’s Produce. This allows us to create the best possible product that contains quality nutrients.
One of the primary nutrients needed during pregnancy is Folate. Although this B-vitamin is one that is highly concentrated in prenatal vitamins, it can also be found in leafy greens, oranges, beets, lemons, and limes. Common ingredients in many of our juices! These particular fruits and veggies also contain high amounts of vitamin C. This can also help support the immune system, prevent cell damage, and assist with iron absorption.
Additionally, incorporating one fresh juice a day can help with one of pregnancy’s most common symptoms...nausea! It’s a great way to fill that nutrient gap, without consuming an entire meal. You can also opt for a smoothie or smoothie bowl, which will provide an additional line of support with dietary fiber. Fiber is absolutely necessary and helps lower your risk for disease by reducing cholesterol and blood glucose response. It also keeps you full and regular, nipping another pesky pregnancy symptom in the bud.
Coach Jenn’s Top Pregnancy Picks
Let's be real. There are days when you can whip up the most glorious juice concoction while jamming out to Lizzo in your cutest pregnancy outfit. Then there are days where picking up a juice from point A to B is your best option! Fortunately, Boise Juice Co presses fresh juices daily that pack a serious nutritional punch!
Check out a few of my favorites below:
If you’d feel better about juicing at home, we strongly encourage you to do so! After all, the things that make you feel confident are truly the most important. Here’s what you’ll want to know about juicing at home:
To our customers with allergies:
We openly handle several allergens throughout our stores, including peanut butter, tree nuts (e.g., almond, coconut, cashew, etc.), a variety of fruits, wheat, and others. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate and to accommodate allergen orders, we cannot guarantee that any of our beverages or foods are allergen-free as we use shared equipment to store, prepare and serve them. Examples of shared equipment include spatulas, blenders, blender wands, juicers, and freezers. Please consult your doctor if you have questions about food allergies, so that you can make the decision that is right for you.