It is supposed to cleanse and cool down my body and same time, help with the new baby's complexion - some said for a "clean" complexion while others said for fairer skin.
Hmm, why no body told me that in my previous pregnancies?? Or probably because I never ask and I always thought it is "prohibited" drink to take during the whole term of pregnancy. But since I was advised by my MIL to take coconut drink, I have been taking it once a week starting early this month. And soon, (actually now) I can take twice or more a week. Still not advisable to take daily since it is cooling.
Don't know how true and does it helps with the easy labour and "cleaner" baby, but I know that coconut drink is rich in nutrients. It helps to prevent Urinary Trait Infection, digestive problems and other health problem. It is essentially fat and cholesterol free; and not to mention coconut drink is nice to be drank. I love coconut drink even before I am pregnant.