A Happier, Healthier Dad = A Happier, Healthier Baby!
Nutrition isn’t about taking supplements believe it or not. Nutrition is about eating Fresh, Wholesome foods that provide your body with essential nutrients. No amount of supplements or vitamins can replace this or combat the negative effects of processed, packaged, junk and fast foods.
The effects of not eating a diet of Fresh, whole foods as I am sure you are aware brings about an array of major health problems that you will incur during the course of your life. One of the major problems when it comes to conceiving is being overweight. Being overweight has a significant impact on sperm quality as well as the baby’s metabolic health. Being more specific, overweight fathers are more likely to produce children who will become overweight. Making your newborn at higher risk of diabetes and heart problems.
The impact of processed, packaged and fast foods such as McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, KFC is the intake of dangerous additives, preservatives, chemicals and heavy metals. This leading to a toxic environment within your body, increasing levels of what is known as free radicals that cause damage to sperm, potentially reducing the chances of conceiving a healthy child. The child will be born with pre-dispositioned health problems due inducing these chemicals during conception.
Every day Eating Plan for a Healthier You & a Healthy Baby!
As a fresh start to the day -1 lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. Then it is important to clean your teeth, as the lemon will damage the enamel coating on your teeth.
Breakfast: It is necessary to have 4 – 5 pieces of fruit per day, so what better time to have it than breakfast. These can include mango, 4 –5 strawberries, kiwi fruit, banana, rock melon, honey dew pineapple, apple and apricots. Add to this a tablespoon of L.S.A. mix, organic muesli or cereal, then a small tub of Vaallia yogurt. You can also this is to put it all in a blender and you can drink it on the way to work. A cup of black filtered coffee or herbal tea such as green, white tea or dandelion tea
Other Breakfast Suggestions: Avocado, poached, scrambled or boiled eggs. additional suggestions – cooked tomato, zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms and bake beans. Wilted spinach or kale.
Mid – Morning Snacks – A piece of fruit, tub of yogurt, a handful of almonds or some humus with water crackers or vegetables sticks such as carrot, celery cucumber, broccoli
Lunch -Include a variety of foods such as: Tuna, chicken breast, turkey breast, salmon, smoked salmon occasionally, prawns, incorporated with a salad of for example – Lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, celery, grated carrot, onion, alfalfa, chickpeas or soya beans, avocado and may be some cottage cheese or feta cheese. In cold weather include a cup of homemade vegetable soup.
For some variety and if you are not wanting to lose weight include – Pitta bread, a grain roll, or bread that is fortified with Soya and linseed. Note: It is better if wanting a spread to use a small amount of butter in preference to margarine and butter is a natural product which is metabolized by the body whereas margarine is man-made and is not easily metabolized or utilized by the body. Coconut oil is also a great substitute as well.
Dinner: Fish – this can be eaten two to three times per week, preferably at least one fish meal per day as this reduces the risk of cardio vascular disease and cancer. Red meat: one to two meals per week preferably lean lamb as this is still the least contaminated meat. Chicken and turkey – once or twice per week preferably organic. You may say WHY? Organic it is the hormones given to the chickens and cows that then in turn will bring about hormone disturbances in YOU. This is why suggestions are becoming very strong to move away from Dairy products because of these issues. Go for non-genetically modified, organic Soya milk and products.
Vegetables to include: Sweet potato, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, swede, spinach, beans, peas, pumpkin, broccoli, Brussel sprouts and zucchini.
Pasta or Brown rice, hokkein noodles can be included once again if you are not trying to lose weight.
Drink 2 – 2 ½ litres of filtered water per day – Water acts as a main messenger for vitamins, minerals and nutrients; secondly it cleanses the toxins that you taking in and these affect the quality of your cells. You lose 1.5 litres of water each day through perspiration and breathing so this also needs to be replaced otherwise dehydration takes place and major organ damage is commencing.
Note: When storing fatty foods such as butter, peanut butter store in a glass container as when stored in plastic containers the fat content in these products leaches an estrogenic like substances from the plastic into the food. Causing hormonal disturbances.
The inclusion of nutritional supplements can be effective when combined with a healthy diet, not as a substitute for a healthy diet:
Maca powder, BQ10, vitamin C and a Green powder formula such as Vital Greens. The Maca and Green can be added to a morning smoothie. Vitamin C can be one lemon squeezed added to warm water and drunk in morning, plus one to two kiwi fruit per day