Oxana’s Testimonial on our Pregnancy Meal Plans
Did you know that SOSCuisine brings together members from all over the world? Here is the testimony of Oxana, one of our subscribers who lives in Russia. Whether for her last pregnancy, vegetarianism or lactose intolerance, she has been using our meal plans for years!
TOP 10 Healthy and Yummy Pregnancy Recipes
Pregnancy is a great time in life that comes with its share of changes! The nutritional needs of a pregnant woman must be adapted as she “eats for two” and prepares her body for childbirth. For the mothers-to-be, here are ten healthy and delicious recipes for a beautiful healthy pregnancy.
Why Exclude Cow’s Milk Protein or Bovine Protein?
For some infants, cow’s milk protein or bovine protein in breast milk or milk formula can be difficult to digest. Can it also be worthwhile for adults to exclude dairy products and bovine proteins? In order to better understand the interest of these exclusions, let’s start by understanding what a food allergy is.
Fish, Mercury, Omega-3 and Pregnancy
This article was originally written on January 20, 2020 and fully updated on September 3, 2022. Omega-3s are important during pregnancy, and pregnant women are recommended to eat fish in order to help them meet their nutrient needs. However, certain fish have a high content of contaminants, such as mercury, and can interfere with the […]
Choline: A Key Nutrient During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
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 […]
5 Diet Tips to Avoid Acid Reflux
According to statistics, up to 25% of people suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The symptoms can be varied, but in most cases, this means heartburn.
B9 Deficiency Anemia (Folate or Folic Acid)
The body does not have the capacity to store large reserves of vitamin B9. It is therefore necessary to regularly consume foods that are rich in this vitamin in order to maintain normal levels.
Pregnancy and Folate Supplementation
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 […]
Fertility Diet: For Him
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 […]
Pregnancy Planning: For Her
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 […]
5 facts about eating fish during pregnancy
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 […]
5 benefits of running during pregnancy
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.