Lily Nichols is a real food Dietician, Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. She is also the best-selling author of two books, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes and her latest, which we talk about today, Real Food for Pregnancy. In her book and in today's episode, Lily debunks a LOT of prenatal nutrition myths. Most of the prenatal nutrition advice we hear today is out-dated or not evidence based. And this book includes over 930 citations - to say it is well researched and evidence based is an understatement! We chat about supplements, macro and micro nutrients, high fat versus low fat, whether it's possible to hit all your nutritional requirements if you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet and why eating runny eggs and sashimi may not be anywhere near as dangerous as we are led to believe. There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition, I loved the book and highly recommend it to all mums-to-be and women even thinking about having children.
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