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Orange Juice

Orange Juice

Juice has gotten a bad rap in recent years with all the excitement about eating excess sugar, but an 8-ounce glass of orange juice can serve as an excellent source of folate, vitamin C, and potassium. Just make sure it's pasteurized to kill any harmful bacteria. Orange juice can be especially useful for women with morning sickness who can’t eat very much. Enjoy with a meal or a little protein for a sustained energy boost.

Serving idea: Blend orange juice and yogurt to make a perfect pregnancy smoothie.

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By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Published on January 16, 2012. Updated on August 9, 2015. Nicole F. Holovach is a freelance writer and registered dietitian in Frederick, MD. Find out more about her integrative nutrition counseling practice at her website,
Reviewed by Shira R. Goldenholz, MD, MPH on August 4, 2015.