1 hr 9 min

#21 Real Food for Pregnancy, Important Nutrients, Prenatal Supplements & Folic Acid vs Folate with Lily Nichols Hormones in Harmony

"During pregnancy it's going to be really hard for you to meet all of your micronutrient needs from food, if half, or more than half of your diet is coming from carbs, it’s just a fact of life. You run a nutrient analysis and it shows this very clearly"
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.
We discuss:
> Why nutrition is so important for fertility and pregnancy
> Issues with the conventional nutrition advice and guidelines
> Why we should be focusing on a  ‘real food ’approach, rather than the conventional dietary recommendations
> Key nutrients for pregnancy that aren’t often discussed
> Whether prenatal vitamins are important and how to identify a good supplement
> Folic acid vs folate
 
Resources:
Visit Lily's website, Instagram, Facebook and Real Food for Pregnancy / Real Food for Gestational Diabetes books
Cronometer app
Dirty dozen/clean fifteen list
Washing non organic vegetables
 
Got a podcast question? Send you emails to hormonesinharmony@gmail.com 
Enjoyed this episode? Leave me a rating and review so that I can share this podcast with more women
Want more from me? Check out my website, blog, Instagram and Facebook page.
 
If you leave a rating and review of the podcast, I will send you an awesome free guide: '6 Steps to Hormonal Harmony' , as a thank you gift! Just screenshot the rating and review you write on the platform you use to listen, then email it to me at hormonesinharmony@gmail.com .
 
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"During pregnancy it's going to be really hard for you to meet all of your micronutrient needs from food, if half, or more than half of your diet is coming from carbs, it’s just a fact of life. You run a nutrient analysis and it shows this very clearly"
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.
We discuss:
> Why nutrition is so important for fertility and pregnancy
> Issues with the conventional nutrition advice and guidelines
> Why we should be focusing on a  ‘real food ’approach, rather than the conventional dietary recommendations
> Key nutrients for pregnancy that aren’t often discussed
> Whether prenatal vitamins are important and how to identify a good supplement
> Folic acid vs folate
 
Resources:
Visit Lily's website, Instagram, Facebook and Real Food for Pregnancy / Real Food for Gestational Diabetes books
Cronometer app
Dirty dozen/clean fifteen list
Washing non organic vegetables
 
Got a podcast question? Send you emails to hormonesinharmony@gmail.com 
Enjoyed this episode? Leave me a rating and review so that I can share this podcast with more women
Want more from me? Check out my website, blog, Instagram and Facebook page.
 
If you leave a rating and review of the podcast, I will send you an awesome free guide: '6 Steps to Hormonal Harmony' , as a thank you gift! Just screenshot the rating and review you write on the platform you use to listen, then email it to me at hormonesinharmony@gmail.com .
 
Make sure you hit subscribe so that you never miss an episode!!

1 hr 9 min