Nutrition – for AnteNatal & PostNatal…

To conclude my series on pregnancy, I thought it was worth doing a little extra blog more specifically on the vitamins and nutrients that will best see you through your term and after.
Of course it’s always best to ensure that you eat a well balanced food diet whilst pregnant – but it’s also true that this may not always be that easy, depending on your situation and also morning (+ afternoon + evening) sickness! Plus the fact that you may think you’re eating healthily, but don’t forget, our produce is often over farmed in nutrient deficient soil, meaning the nutrients simply are not there. In addition to this, stress, heavy metals and many other toxins in our environment all contribute to nutrient losses, then of course we have pesticides, herbicides, all compounding the problem. press here to read more…

Milk – drink, restrict or abstain?…

WOW, the milk debate is pretty huge and once you start doing your own research it seems to get more and more complicated!  Have you noticed how there are more & more ‘new’ variances of milk available today ? – I guess this is a consequence of a growing and more demanding consumer market and of course greater technology to enable us to produce these specialised options.

However it can be very confusing when popping down to your local supermarket!

Some of the options available:-

Whole milk – good range of nutrients, but tastes too ‘creamy’ for me!

Skim or semi skimmed milk – low fat, but tastes like water!

Low lactose or lactose free – good if you’re intolerant

Half fat (Lite white) – choose this if you’re calorie conscious!

Modified, may be protein enriched, high in calcium/iron, good for specific dietary requirements (eg A2, Farmers Best,Casein free)

Long Life (ultra heat treated) not the best, it will last, but enzymes are killed and it tastes terrible! drink up – press here…