MY NUMBER ONE PREGNANCY PROBLEM!
Except for one: constipation.
Many pregnant women struggle with constipation but it’s not the most glamorous thing to talk about, so many don’t say anything. We can blame pregnancy hormones on this one, which relax smooth muscles throughout the body, making food pass through the intestines more slowly.
Constipation can be a serious problem that can cause painful hemorrhoids (which will only get worse with pushing a baby out), plus it can be problematic during labor if it continues towards the end of pregnancy.
There is no scientific research that proves Apple Cider Vinegar can ease constipation, but in my own experience, after trying many other things, this was a great remedy. It could be the pectin content in ACV, which improves the absorption of fiber or the little probiotic kick. Either way, this drink is delicious and well worth the try!
Try it in combination with a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, tons of water, exercise, maybe even a squatty-potty, and you will see wonderful results.
Add the chia seeds to the water and let it sit
overnight or at least an hour.
The next morning, add honey and apple cider
Mix with a spoon or use a jar with a lid for an easy shake.
1/2 tablespoon of dry chia seeds
2 teaspoons of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
8 oz of water
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