Tuesday, July 26, 2005
I have started reading a very interesting book. It is called "Healthy Parents, Better Babies." Now before anyone jumps to conclusions, no I am not pregnant and we aren't planning it for a while. However, I have recently heard quite a bit about Preconception plans (some take years)and how much they will greatly improve the health of children, mainly because many women don't realize the first few weeks they are pregnant (not to mention how much it will improve our health as well). So I decided to look into it. This book is packed full of very good information for both "prospective" parents. I am only on the first section. It is all about vitamins and minerals and what each one does for development and how much you need and how much is too much. Very interesting. One of the main things the book stresses is that it is important to cut out white flour and white sugar out of the diet, so I am going to try. These things seriously take away the body's ability to absorb essential nutrients. Anyway, just some new information I am learning. Also, zinc is very important. Well, that is my new interesting fact. So I guess I am starting on this plan by cutting out or trying to cut out white sugar and white flour. So I am eating whole grains and things with natural sugar (honey, fruit, etc). We'll see if I can stick with it.