Nutrition · Pregnancy

5 Refreshing and naturally infused water recipes

With the weather warming up, you're probably looking for different ideas to quench your thirst!  Our dietitian, Melissa Koch, posted these great fruit-flavoured water recipes and I wanted to share it with you once again.  Share your favourite water recipe! _________________________________________________________ Sometimes I get tired of drinking plain water.  Knowing that most of my fluid… Continue reading 5 Refreshing and naturally infused water recipes

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Pregnancy & constipation – 6 tips to increase your fibre

If you’re suffering from constipation in your pregnancy, you’re not alone.  Most pregnant women will struggle with constipation (or hard stools that are difficult to pass) at some point in their pregnancies. It’s a common pregnancy problem; usually caused by some combination of slow digestion, use of iron supplements and the lack of fibre, fluid and activity… Continue reading Pregnancy & constipation – 6 tips to increase your fibre

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Can I drink herbal teas while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Most herbal teas are not recommended to drink during pregnancy or breastfeeding.  It may be hard for some tea lovers to stop or limit the amount of herbal teas they drink once they find out they're pregnant.  Luckily, there are many other drink options to keep you hydrated.   Teas are not all the same: The black,… Continue reading Can I drink herbal teas while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

10 tips to get fluids into your day when you’re pregnant

It’s so important to stay hydrated when you’re pregnant.  Keeping hydrated helps decrease constipation. (Regular bowel movements equals a happier you!) It also helps control swelling in pregnancy. The best fluid to drink is tap water --it's safe to drink, free and easy to find in public places.  Other healthy fluid choices include 100% fruit… Continue reading 10 tips to get fluids into your day when you’re pregnant

Nutrition · Pregnancy

5 fruit-flavoured water recipes

  Sometimes I get tired of drinking plain water.  Knowing that most of my fluid intake should come from water, I have to make it more interesting.  So, when my clients are not drinking enough water I suggest that they try adding fruits, vegetables, herbs or spices for flavour. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need to… Continue reading 5 fruit-flavoured water recipes

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Reducing your salt intake won’t cure your pregnancy bloat

"Is the salt in my diet causing me to swell?"  This is a question we get asked a lot as dietitians working with expectant parents and their families.  In truth, it's not the salt (or sodium) in your diet that causes normal swelling in pregnancy. When you're pregnant, especially in your last months of pregnancy, it's… Continue reading Reducing your salt intake won’t cure your pregnancy bloat