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Multivitamins & Folic Acid Consumption in Pregnancy Lowers Rate of Autism

Extracting statistical data from a recent survey conducted by Stephen Z. Levine, Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Israel, - multivitamins and folic acid intake by mothers during pregnancy has shown positive effects on children by reducing chances of autism. Though this research is at a very nascent stage, however, Dr Levine stated that, “A disorder like autism is heterogeneous and certain environmental factors are also associated with it. Hence, before finalizing certain details, further research is required.” The report that has been prepared is based on data collected on 26th January, 2015 – which gives a detailed accounting of 45,300 children who were tested between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2007. This data was prepared [...]

2018-02-07T12:37:26+00:00Categories: News, Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

Pregnancy diet

Pregnancy is a very important time when you will be especially choosy about what to eat... Very often before pregnancy we skip the vitamins, overdo ourselves with starch, or gorge on foods that are not so wholesome to our bodies. Good nutrition however is extremely important at this time not only for the growth and development of your baby, but for the maintenance of your well-being. As your baby grows inside of you and gets ready to explore the world, your body will require extra resources to support good growth and development and you will call upon the nutrients of foods that will provide this kind of energy.  This is a good chance to reverse the old habits and [...]

2017-07-06T06:55:04+00:00Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , , , |

Diet during pregnancy

Being pregnant implies some changes in diet for most women... The average diet in western countries is not the healthiest so, when you discover that you are pregnant, you will most certainly have to make some adjustments in what you eat. After all it is not just a matter of taking care of yourself from now on. In fact, transitioning into a healthier diet will be the first step for improving your baby’s health and making sure that he or she grows healthy. The most common nutrients you will have to increase in daily consumption are protein, folic acid, iron, some vitamins and minerals and an overall increase in calorie intake. The increase in calorie intake varies during the [...]