Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Top 12 foods to keep you hydrated

Did you know that our bodies are made up of about 60% water? You may wonder, why do our bodies need so much water? Water helps to: carry nutrients to and from baby remove waste from your body prevent constipation prevent dehydration, headaches, and muscle cramps, and keep you cool, especially in hot weather control… Continue reading Top 12 foods to keep you hydrated

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Ways to increase your fluid intake during pregnancy

It is so important to stay hydrated when you’re pregnant.  Canada's Food Guide recommends we make water our drink of choice and Toronto's tap water is safe to drink and free! Drinking enough fluids will help: decrease constipation control swelling in pregnancy control your body temperature support the transport of nutrients to and waste from… Continue reading Ways to increase your fluid intake during pregnancy

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

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