When we have “cravings” - we're not hungry for food. We are not really craving salt or sugar or chocolate or Mexican food. When you have a craving, what your body needs is NUTRIENTS. WHOLE, REAL, LIFE SUSTAINING, AND VITALIZING FOOD!
But sadly, what we most often reach for is empty calories. Or worse: damaging and toxic fillers such as fried foods, fast-foods, salty-snacks, or saturated-fats and junk. We over-eat and under-nourish. We snack up and a few hours later – we feel worse and start the entire cycle over again.
So what do we do when our body craves “something” and nothing seems to satisfy?
The coauthor of A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health, Dr. Robert Rountree, shares the top supplementation that expecting moms should add to their Prenatal Care!
1/2: Chlorella and Spirulina
Both are excellent sources of carotenes, chlorophyll, and other antioxidants. Studies show that they can help eliminate heavy metals and toxins from the body, thus reducing the fetus' exposure to these poisons.
When a woman is pregnant she will become more concerned with the things she is eating and the nutrition she is getting, than at any other time in her life. Suddenly it is not only her wellbeing at stake, but that of her child’s as well. What many pregnant woman may not be told is that there is one more food she can add to her list that she may not have heard of that can help maintain a healthy pregnancy.
On a more specific mother to child note, scientific studies show that the consumption of Chlorella can increase Carotenoid and IgA, while decreasing Dioxins in breast milk, enhancing the overall nourishment and support breastfeeding mothers provide for their newborns.