Food & Nutrition

December 29, 2013

Reducing allergies: can I eat peanuts while pregnant?

In a recent study supported the hypothesis that exposure to allergens early on in a person’s life, makes it more likely that a person can develop […]
December 4, 2013

Pregorexia: putting your baby at harm with excessive dieting and exercising

Are you staring down at the scale over your pregnant belly, dreading the outcome? Is your weight becoming an obsession? Are you going to extreme lengths […]
October 23, 2012

Eating Chips While Pregnant Can Cause Underweight Babies: Study

According to new research, consuming large amounts of chips, crisps and biscuits during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for newborns, such as a below average […]
October 22, 2012

Folic Acid Before Pregnancy Halves Childhood Tumour Risk: Study

Moms who take folic acid supplements in the period leading up to pregnancy can reduce the risk of their baby developing a brain tumour by half […]
September 20, 2012

Vit D Deficiency Affects Baby’s Brain Development

According to a new study conducted in Spain, vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, could negatively affect baby’s brain development – hindering mental and motor skills. Pregnant […]
July 16, 2012

Weight Management Through Dieting Recommended During Pregnancy: Study

According to a 2010 study, analysing pregnant mothers at Johannesburg Hospital — the prevalence of obesity in pregnancy is high among South African women and is […]
July 5, 2012

Vitamin D Shortages During Pregnancy May Lead to Obesity in Childhood

Children born to females with lower vitamin D levels during pregnancy are more likely to have increased body fat in childhood, say researchers at the Medical […]
May 22, 2012

Eating Right While Pregnant

Good nutrition during pregnancy helps to keep you and your baby healthy, and certain nutrients, such as iron, protein and folic acid need to be increased […]
May 18, 2012

Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful

FRIDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) — Eating a healthy, calorie-controlled diet during pregnancy can help prevent excessive weight gain and cut the risk of obstetric complications, […]
February 13, 2012

Mom’s Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids

MONDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D may be putting their children at risk for language difficulties, Australian researchers […]
January 31, 2012

Fatty Diet Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) — A pre-pregnancy diet high in animal fat increases the risk that moms-to-be will develop gestational diabetes, a new study says. […]
December 29, 2011

Health Tip: Eat Right During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — When you’re pregnant, eating a balanced, healthy diet is important for you and your baby. The American Dietetic Association lists these key nutrients […]
December 5, 2011

Keeping Anaemia At Bay

When health is in place, our bodies run like small, well-oiled factories. Everything is in its place and organs all do their jobs efficiently. However, for […]
October 18, 2011

Caffeine And Pregnancy – The Wrong Kick

Caffeine: The morning pick-me-up. Steaming hot. Strong. An irresistible aroma with just as much flavour as it has kick. Just enough to get you out the […]
October 3, 2011

Mom’s Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who eat a healthy diet appear to reduce the risk of having a baby with a major birth […]