Recent analyses in Canada and the United States indicate that about 82% to 92% of pregnant women have an inadequate choline intake. Indeed, an analysis of 593 American pregnant women in the 2005-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that 92% of pregnant women did not achieve adequate choline intake. Their average choline […]
Folate has recently made headlines following an article published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in preparation for a presentation on the topic during a conference. What did this study show? That higher-than-normal blood-levels of folate and vitamin B12 in women who have just given birth may be associated […]
For couples looking to get pregnant, it seems that the onus is mostly on the woman’s diet. Well-intentioned husbands come in for dietary counselling wanting to know what their wife should be eating or which supplements she should be taking to supplement her fertility diet. Instead, men should also be asking about the crucial role […]
Many women planning on becoming pregnant want to ensure they are meeting their nutritional needs to provide the best possible health outcomes for their unborn child. Poor dietary quality, chronic dieting, unhealthy lifestyle behaviours (such as sedentary lifestyle, stress, alcohol, smoking) and a diet lacking key nutrients, all compromise the health of an unborn child. Today’s article […]
Women who eat fish while pregnant give their growing fetus important nutrients. Fish is a unique choice among the Meat and Alternatives food group because of its fat profile; compared to other choices, fish is generally lower in saturated fats and higher in the long chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic […]
Many pregnant women wonder whether it’s safe to continue running during pregnancy. It is very often a source of concern for moms-to-be. Such apprehension is strongly linked to the popular belief that running increases the risks of miscarriage in the first trimester.
At last, it’s here! American photographer Jade Beall’s project has finally culminated in the launch of her book “A beautiful body”. It all started 2 years ago, when Jade posted a series of naked post-birth self-portraits online. Her Facebook page was immediately “liked” and shared by thousands of people who, like her, are sick and […]
From the weight loss to pregnancy and breastfeeding menus; I have done them all! My experience with SOS Cuisine menus started a few months before my wedding because my husband and I wanted to look good on our wedding day so we decided to try the weight loss menu.
MYTH: When you’re pregnant, eat up! You are eating for two THE TRUTH: Pregnant women are commonly told they are “eating for two.” In reality, you need just a little more food, during the second and third trimesters, to get enough nutrients and calories to support a growing baby. Two or three extra Food Guide […]