Nutrition · Pregnancy

What’s the scoop on sodium?

Adults, including breastfeeding and pregnant women need about 1500mg of sodium a day.  This is plenty to help make our bodies’ blood pressure, muscles and nerves work well.  Should you keep an eye on the amount of sodium you get every day?  The answer is yes! Most of us get around 3,300mg of sodium each… Continue reading What’s the scoop on sodium?

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