Lack of vitamin C during pregnancy affects brain development

Pregnant women need to pay special attention to vitamin C intake, especially during the first trimester. Although the fetus draws required nutrients from the mother, insufficient intake of vitamin C by the mother herself can lead to deficiency in both.

Begin your meal with something sweet

According to Ayurveda, one must start meals with something sweet, eat something sour and salty in the middle and end with bitter or astringent flavours. Following this order can help alleviate health issues and promote wellbeing. Sweetness is a quality that has a generally positive effect on the expression of appetite, and this can lead…

5 benefits of soaking nuts

Nuts are nature’s best power-packed foods.  Not only do they provide immense energy but also a plethora of other beneficial nutrients thereby making each calorie more meaningful. However, many individuals who can afford a variety of nuts and oilseeds shy away from them thinking that they can lead to weight gain and also produce excessive…

Maintaining adequate hydration during pregnancy

Sufficient hydration is a must for everybody to prevent several minor as well as major illnesses. But, during pregnancy, increased fluid intake is needed to support fetal circulation, amniotic fluid, and a higher blood volume. Also as caloric requirement increases from the second trimester, additional fluids intake is recommended. Prevention of dehydration is vital to…

Omega 3 fatty acids for baby in the womb

We are witnessing increasing cases of pregnancy- related complications such as preterm birth (premature babies), low birth weight, and prenatal and postpartum depression being reported recently. While Indian mothers lay special emphasis on diet during pregnancy, there is definitely some lack of awareness or ignorance regarding certain essential nutrients that is leading to so many complications….