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Drinking Coconut Water Really Make Babies Born Clean?


Not a few pregnant women believe that drinking lots of coconut water can make the baby born with a clean skin. Is this correct?

Coconut water is very good for pregnant women because they contain electrolytes and potassium. But that does not mean drinking coconut water can make a baby born with a clean skin.

“Coconut water can make a clean baby is a myth. Of course coconut water is good because many contain potassium, electrolytes and vitamins, but rather make a clean baby,” explained Dr. Sri Pudyastuti, SpOG (K), an obstetrician and Consultat fetomaternal Mother Aliyah Hospital, in the seminar ‘Get Ready for Miracles’ in Building Prodia.

According to Dr. Sri, the baby will be clean when born just months, not because her mother used to drink coconut water during pregnancy.

“The fetus is more and more parents will be clean because fernik fat (fat that covers the body of the fetus) decreases. If he was born over 36 weeks of age will be born clean. If less months fernik then there is still fat in the skin, it’s not dirty but fat protecting the fetus in the mother’s stomach, “explained the doctor who also practiced at Friendship Hospital.

But Dr. Sri remains advise pregnant women to drink because of its known oil ar very good for the mother and fetus.

Tender coconut water (soft or younger) is known as the richest sources of electrolytes, is therefore highly recommended for people suffering from any illness. Coconut water also contains chloride, potassium, magnesium, moderate amounts of sugar, sodium and high protein.

Potassium from drinking coconut water can help regulate blood pressure and heart function. It is also an excellent source of fiber, manganese, calcium, riboflavin and vitamin C.

Apart from coconut water, Dr. Sri said pregnant women can get potassium from the tomatoes and bananas.

As quoted from Babycenter and buzzle, some of the benefits of coconut water for pregnant women is as follows:

1. Coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage
It helps in replenishing lost fluids and salts lost by the body naturally. Coconut water can greatly prevent dehydration and exhaustion.

2. Coconut water is known to strengthen the immune system
Because coconut water is rich in lauric acid that the body uses to make monolaurin which can combat diseases of fatty acid derivatives. Lauric acid may have anti-bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal. Ingredients like that can really help strengthen the immune system of maternal and fetal growth, and so prevent the occurrence of flu infection, HIV, herpes, and others.

3. Can help prevent and treat heartburn
Coconut water to effectively help cleanse the intestines and digestive tract. It can relieve heartburn and pregnant women from constipation, is also recommended for people suffering from ulcers.

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