I bought cranberry juice at the grocery store on Saturday. And club soda. I have never bought either of these items in my life, but I did after reading that they make up … dum, dum, dum! … “pregnancy punch.”
See, in books and TV shows, preggo women are always ordering cranberry-and-soda’s when they are in bars and restaurants. They can’t drink, they can’t have caffeine, so they don’t have a lot of choices.
I’m still not sure why it’s always cranberry juice, but according to its Wikipedia page
, it has mega health benefits:
- It can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- It can help cure, prevent, and relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections
- It is a natural diuretic and can be used to relieve bloating
- It can also help prevent kidney stones.
Personally, I think it’s the juice of choice because its pretty colour makes it look like a regular cocktail. I tried it, mixed with club soda, and it’s good!
I’m still paging through What To Expect When You’re Expecting. I haven’t gotten to the section on foods to eat/avoid yet, but am planning to make a crazy master-list as soon as I find more info. Stay tuned!