Pregnancy is a time of celebration, where you eagerly anticipate the arrival of a bundle of joy in your life. The best thing a pregnant mother can do for her unborn child is to ensure that her baby has a steady and sufficient supply of nutrients.
You don’t need a healthy diet, you need a FANTASTIC DIET!
The doctor, the relatives, the friends - everybody tells you to eat healthy, safe, organic, pure food. You suddenly have to be transformed into a health freak.
We suggest you add Spirulina as an amazing addition to your fantastic diet.
How do pregnancy and Spirulina connect?
• Iron deficiency is a very common occurrence in pregnancy. If not given proper attention, then this iron deficiency during the advanced stages of your pregnancy can cause irreversible brain damage, among other things.
You have iron supplements to maintain your iron levels, but they are difficult to digest and can cause constipation. Also, inorganic iron can cause damage to your body’s tissues. The side effects also include lack of appetite, stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Inorganic iron can be so toxic that it can also, in some cases, cause death!
We present you a digestible organic option.
It is an organic source of iron, very easily digested and thereby more available to your body’s cells compared to iron from other sources.
• Gestation involves exceedingly rapid growth. From a single fertilized egg cell to a fully developed infant weighing about 7lbs, the rapid growth period places a crucial demand for increased amounts of protein in the mother's diet. In addition to rapid fetal growth, other major reasons for increasing protein intake are: placenta development, maternal tissue enlargement, increased maternal blood circulation volume, amniotic fluid formation and increased storage reserves. A typical pregnant woman is advised to increase her protein intake while increasing calories. So, additional low-calorie protein is recommended to avoid unnecessary weight increase. Spirulina, with its 60-70% complete high-biological value protein is an excellent choice.
Not all proteins are created equal! The protein in Spirulina are absolutely unique, and an excellent addition to your diet.
• You want your baby to have strong bones and teeth, a healthy heart, nerves and muscles. In other words you want your baby to be safe and healthy, and that means you need to complete your body’s calcium requirement.
Calcium deficiency in your diet, would lead to your baby completing his/her calcium requirement by taking it from your bones, which may have a negative impact on your health later.
Fear not. Spirulina is a healthy calcium source as well. Add it to your daily diet, and rest assured your body will complete its calcium requirement.
• Your body also requires a steady supply of vitamin A for the growth and development of internal organs.
And Spirulina being nature’s richest whole food source of pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene), containing vitamin A 25 times more than raw carrots, is no doubt a wise and healthy addition.
Spirulina given to pregnant women from the 7th month of pregnancy till delivery, at a daily dosage of 1.4g, show better maternal vitamin A status and better pregnancy outcome.
• Spirulina has antioxidants in abundance. It is well known that consuming antioxidants is a profitable deal for your body’s health. Rest assured, the benefit increases during pregnancy.
Spirulina helps protect unborn babies from damage caused by cadmium exposure. The highly-toxic heavy metal is frequently found in rice and other common foods, and causes permanent kidney damage. So if you find the means to protect your baby from its exposure, then go for it!
• This is not all. The list goes on! Spirulina is also an excellent source of variety of vitamins and minerals, all of them easily utilized by the body.
Spirulina is an easy way to boost your nutrition intake on a daily basis.
A bundle of joy coming into your life, means prepare yourself to care for it—from its conception to its birth and even after that. We suggest Spirulina as a healthy addition, but don’t forget to ask your doctor on how to best make use of this nutrition powerhouse.