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Pregnancy week by week: week 14-17 pregnancy diet

Pregnancy week by week: week 14-17 pregnancy diet

So you’ve just crossed over into your second trimester of pregnancy and want to know what you should be eating?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  In this blog we’re going to chat about how your dietary and activity requirements change throughout your forth month of pregnancy so that you can have the healthiest pregnancy possible. 

Pregnancy week by week: Week 5-8 pregnancy diet

Pregnancy week by week: Week 5-8 pregnancy diet

Are you in your second month of pregnancy? Although you may not look pregnant, you’re probably starting to feel pregnant. Your hormones will start going crazy, you will most likely experience morning sickness and the tiredness will kick in. Let’s have a look at how your dietary requirements change through out your second month of pregnancy.

Pregnancy week by week: Week 1-4 pregnancy diet

Pregnancy week by week: Week 1-4 pregnancy diet

Have you just found out you are pregnant? Congratulation! Now, I think I would be right in guessing that you are wanting to have the healthiest pregnancy possible? Well you have come to the right spot! In this blog I will walk you through, step-by-step, the changes that will occur to your body during your first month of pregnancy, what nutritional changes you will need to make and some exercise tips.

Does juicing impact folate levels?

Does juicing impact folate levels?

One of the best sources of folate is fruit and vegetables, especially leafy greens, like spinach and kale.

The downside is that folate can be easily lost through processing, cooking and storage.

Research shows that many of us don’t meet our recommended fruit and vegie intakes. However, one study found that people were more likely to drink fruit and vegie juices, than eat whole fruit and veg. So, the question is: ’Are green juices a good source of folate?”

The 4 best fish to eat during pregnancy

The 4 best fish to eat during pregnancy

I really believe that omega 3 is one of the most important nutrients that we should be focusing on during pregnancy. Omega 3 is essential for the development of your baby’s eyes and brain, and a lack of omega 3 is believed to increase the risk of post-natal depression. Fish is the best source of omega-3, however many pregnancy women avoid eating fish due to listeria and mercury toxicity. Let me share with you my top 4 options of fish that you CAN eat during pregnancy.

Why do women crave chocolate before their period?

Why do women crave chocolate before their period?

  We all know that feeling in the days before our period is due, when the cravings kick in…. “Give me chocolate! Please!”. Why is it that women not only suffer through the pain and discomfort of our ritual monthly bleeding, but also get smashed down with crazy,...

Why using a weekly meal planner will save you time and money!

Why using a weekly meal planner will save you time and money!

What are you having for dinner tonight? Don’t know? The polls suggest that when we don’t have our meals planned, we are much more likely to turn to take away. Furthermore, research shows that those who DO plan their meals in advance are more likely to eat the right portion sizes, more likely to have a more varied and nutritious diet, and more likely to be a healthy weight. So, with so many benefits, why don’t we all pre-plan our meals?

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