Diet

All human activities need support from diet. Let us start from the basic and yet most important part of our life. knowing your diet, the nutrition requirements and nutrients sources is important for a healthy pregnancy and for a healthy and happy baby.

Prenatal Vitamins – Things We Need to Know

Prenatal Vitamins – Things We Need to Know

Prenatal vitamins consist of vitamins and minerals that are crucial for health and development of your baby. As discussed in our previous posts about diet, nutritional requirements are more critical in pregnancy; deficiency of certain nutrients such as folic acid…

Easiest to Grow Super Nutritional Vegetables

Easiest to Grow Super Nutritional Vegetables

We all understand vegetables are important in our diet. Vegetables provide essential nutrients for health and maintenance of your body. Eating vegetables provides health benefits – more vegetable consumption likely to reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Have you…

Whole grain – conception and pregnancy diet

Whole grain – conception and pregnancy diet

Whole grain has been recognized as healthy food as early as the 1800s. Researchers have found more and more benefits from whole grain intake since then, including protection against obesity, diabetes, CVD, and cancer. A 2016 study concludes a supportive…

Organic Food – Conception and Pregnancy Diet

Organic Food – Conception and Pregnancy Diet

Organic food is always our first choice. By USDA definition, organic food is non-genetic modified; most natural substances are allowed and most synthetic substances are prohibited (don’t be surprised that some synthetic pesticides are still allowed) in production. Organic crops…

Coffee, tea and energy drinks- conception and pregnancy diet

Coffee, tea and energy drinks- conception and pregnancy diet

Will coffee cause infertility or harm fetal development? More than 10% reproductive age couples in America are experiencing fertility issues. As coffee is one of the most consumed beverages of American, the role of caffeinated beverages consumption on infertility has…

Beverages – conception and pregnancy diet

Beverages – conception and pregnancy diet

Beverage is an integral part of our everyday diet. Beverage and drinking water supply over 80% of our daily total water intake. Some beverages, such as milk, juices, and soda, can also be a significant source of calories and nutrients….

Drinking water – conception and pregnancy diet

Drinking water – conception and pregnancy diet

Total water intake includes drinking water, water in beverages, and water that is part of the food. Among which, drinking water counts the largest portion of our everyday water intake. Drinking water comes from a variety of sources including public water systems…

Hydration – conception and pregnancy diet

Hydration – conception and pregnancy diet

Image source wikipedia.org, author: José Manuel Suárez  Hydrating your body properly with sufficient healthy drinks is crucial for effective organ functioning, including human reproductive system. Why is water so important? Up to 80% of the human body is water. Every cell,…

Animal source foods – Conception and pregnancy diet

Animal source foods – Conception and pregnancy diet

Animal source foods are necessary for boosting human reproductive health. Fish, Meat, dairy products and eggs are our major dietary sources of protein and important sources of fats. Although protein and fats can be obtained from both plant and animal…

Trans Fats : Fats and Oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Trans Fats : Fats and Oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Trans fats are uncommon in nature but commonly produced industrially. They are made by exposing polyunsaturated vegetable oils to a chemical process that involves high heat, hydrogen gas and a metal catalyst. Industrial trans fats often exist in partially hydrogenated…