Food cravings are very common during pregnancy, and there are some women who crave orange juice during pregnancy.
If you crave juices it may mean that you are thirsty, dehydrated but it is also possible that the craving marks hormonal changes, lack of nutrients or need of energy.
In many cases if women see orange juice in some advertisement, magazine or at the store, they will start craving it. According to studies, in case people see some kind of food they are more likely to crave it.
According to the researchers, if people crave some kind of food, it will be more difficult for them to perform intellectual tasks.
As it has been mentioned before, women may need orange juice while being pregnant because of the pregnancy hormones. About 75% of all women crave different kinds of food during their pregnancy.
These cravings are usually the strongest during the first trimester. The good news is that if you are craving orange juice you can have a lot of it during pregnancy because it is rich in vitamin C and other nutrients that are good both for you and the baby.
Nutrients and minerals
The practitioners of naturopathic medicine often believe that cravings of orange juice when being pregnant have something to do with vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Since orange is an acid fruit, if you crave it, it could mean that there is a lack of magnesium in your organism.
On the other hand it is also possible that you are craving sweets in the shape of orange juice and in this case you have a deficiency of carbon. However there is no scientific indication of the fact that the cravings have something to do with lacks of minerals and vitamins. Naturally the cravings may also be connected to the body’s need of energy.