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i'm about 2 months pregnant and am having serious cravings for both fish and eggs..neither of which i have eaten in several years. i have been eating solely raw foods for 2 years now- and have, honestly, never had cravings for cooked foods-- so this has really taken me by surprise. i'd appreciate any opinions as to what my body might be needing more of- iron? protein?....or perhaps it really needs some fish and eggs, ha ha...
thanks for any input,
11-21-2006, 12:23 AM
Does more protein or fat satisfy you?
What about some salty nori rolls with avocado and veggies...those are filling
I think that the body is wise during pregnancy, and strong cravings should be taken
how are you feeling since your post?
11-21-2006, 09:37 AM
I thought of flax seeds or oil. Do you use these much? Since they contain the same EFA's, maybe that is where your fish craving is coming from?
Sunshine9- feeling the same- I usually eat a fair amount of avocados and coconuts- the thought of both has turned me off for 3 days now...nori rolls sound really good- thanks for the suggestion. I agree regarding the wisdom of our bodies-- difficult when my mind is traveling in a different direction...
NuttyRawMom- I used to freshly grind flaxseeds everyday- I've slipped out of that habit for awhile now, but may start that up again...thanks for the reminder!
11-21-2006, 01:16 PM
I would get a microalgae supplement for the DHA as flax oil does not always convert. This is a really important nutrient while pregnant for brain development.
vgloveforlife, do you believe vitamineral green would suffice?
i've been trying to find out how much folic acid is in a tablespoon of vitamineral green...the rep. from healthforce nutritionals didn't know. does anybody- more familiar with each ingredient than i am- care to take a guess? i'd rather get away with just taking this as a supplement- instead of a prenatal if i feel comfortable with it.
11-21-2006, 02:53 PM
I wouldn't rely on the vitamineral green for omega 3's. (btw vitamineral has parsley in it which should be avoided while pregnant).
Currently I take this omega 3 about once or twice a week: http://www.vegan-dha.com/
If it's too expensive there are other vegan ones out there.
I think a raw diet is really great for balancing out omega 3/omega 6 but while you're pregnant you can never be too careful.
no, i wouldn't rely on vitamineral green for fatty acids- i'm more concerned about vitamins and minerals, namely folic acid...the entire b-range, really.
i have never heard anything bad about parsely during pregnancy- i usually throw some in to my morning smoothie- i'll be sure to research this- thanks!
11-22-2006, 01:34 PM
I had never heard anything about parsley and pregnancy until I moved here to Austria. We live in a small town outside of Vienna in an area which used to be a huge Roman settlement. It is quite a tourist thing here.
Anyway, in our town is an archeological museum where the have actual excavations of Roman foundations of a town. They have lots of info there, including a rebuilt temple, house with functional kitchen, and maps of the town as you see the foundations. They often have Roman battle or town reenactments. By the house is a garden planted with typical plants and herbs used by the people of the day with explanations of what they are and why they used them. One was parsley and it said that they used it to induce or speed up labor contractions.
I tried it with my first pregnancy when I was a week overdue. It didn't have any effect on me, but neither did any other typical solution you hear about for self-inducing labor.:D Oh well, I tried anyway.
That is what I know about parsley and pregnancy. Funny that I learned it that way.
12-08-2009, 02:24 PM
I think that adding in some Vitamineral Green (http://www.seacoastvitamins.com/topic.php?health=vitamineral+green) would be a great idea to help you get all of the vitamins and such that you need while pregnant. Unfortunately, I don't know either how much folic acid is in it. I would think there might be a decent amount due to the number of greens in it, but am not sure. Maybe you could add in this, and just an additional folic acid supplement as well? That's one thing you definitely don't want to be lacking. And as far as cravings go, during pregnancy a woman's body will typically crave a food containing something she is lacking. So you definitely want to look into a way to make sure you're getting enough fats and proteins (EFA's are the best way to get in those fats, and safer than eating lots of fish anyway, due to high levels of mercury in fish).
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