Mum and Baby: How Much Iron Should We Have?

Most of us will have heard that iron is a mineral and an important component of a healthy, balanced diet but do we really understand how much iron we should be getting during pregnancy and how much babies should be having in the early years of life? The importance of…

How Much Sugar Should We Eat?

how much sugar is ok

Something that still troubles me is that people still don’t really seem to understand the truth about sugar. What it is, what it’s in and why it’s not so good for our health? How much sugar should we eat is a question that many people ask me. This article aims…

What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

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I’m pregnant! What foods do I need to avoid? As if you don’t have enough to think about soon after finding out that you’re pregnant, you also need to think about changing your dietary habits as well! One thing that should be on your mind is making improvements to your…

Being a Vegetarian During Pregnancy

healthy balanced diet

I am a vegetarian and I don’t eat fish, how can I make sure I get all the nutrients I need during pregnancy? One of the most important things you can do whilst pregnant, especially if you’re a vegetarian, is to make sure you’re eating a good balance and variety…

Am I Getting Enough Calcium In My Diet During Pregnancy?

Am I Getting Enough Calcium In My Diet During Pregnancy

Am I Getting Enough Calcium In My Diet During Pregnancy? Well, nutritional requirements for calcium really do not increase during pregnancy. This means that calcium recommendations stay at the amount of 700mg a day, which is the recommended amount for all adult females in the UK. During pregnancy there is…

Pregnancy Is An Ideal Time To Eat The Right Foods

A quick and easy healthy salad

Even when pregnant, you need to be thinking about what you are eating. What we eat will help to influence babies, even before being born. Less sugar and sweet things, with lots of variation of healthy foods will encourage good nutrition for baby, going forwards. A quick reminder… 1/3rd of…

I’m Pregnant, Should I Eat For Two?

A good kitchen guide to pregnancy

An old myth that people often still refer to is the idea that women need to be eating for two during pregnancy. We now know that during pregnancy a woman’s body becomes much more efficient at absorbing nutrients and in using the bodies’ readily available stores of nutrients too. For…

Can Foods Help You Conceive?

If you’re trying for a baby, typing the words ‘fertility foods’ into a search engine can immediately pull up a mammoth list of lotions, potions and foods that are all supposed to help support conception. However, the truth is that most of these ‘quick fixes’ are not going to help…

Nutrition During Pregnancy

Having a baby can be a rather overwhelming experience and above all else you want to make the right decisions that will allow healthy growth from bump to baby. Eating healthily and understanding nutrition during pregnancy is especially important because the food you eat will provide the nutrients your baby…

A Few Facts About Breastfeeding: My personal experience

A Few Facts About Breastfeeding

A few facts to share about my early breastfeeding experiences I wanted to share with you a few facts about breastfeeding. Most of these, I have experienced firsthand, due to me becoming a mum for the first time over the summer. Firstly, if you haven’t read my article “The Truth…