During a recent Mommy Blogger’s lunch I learned something new about Anmum. It is really formulated to take care of the Mother’s needs dutring her pregnancy.
Anmum Materna Reduced Fat Milk Powder for Pregnant Women is specially formulated to support the nutritional needs during pregnancy for both mother and fetus, and contains essential nutrients such as Hi-Folate, essential for the growth and division of cells; FOS, to help support the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria for a healthy digestive system; Iron, which is important component of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of the body to help the body’s production of energy; Calcium, to support of development of strong bones and teeth; Gangliosides; and DHA. Pregnancy is a time when nutritional needs are higher, and meeting those needs with only your usual diet can be difficult. It is formulated in the hopes that it would decrease the risk of bearing a child with a Neural Tube Defect. ANMUM Materna also contains DHA, GA & Iron, important nutrients to support baby’s brain development. It is low in fat & high in fibre to keep you healthy & active while baby’s developing. ANMUM has been clinically proven to increase folate levels in women of childbearing age.
ANMUM Lacta – especially formulated for nursing mothers . Two glasses of ANMUM Lacta a day provide 100 per cent of the recommended amount of folate, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12 to help support successful breastfeeding. It is also low in fat and lactose.
One of the most essential vitamins a pregnant woman need is Folic Acid which can be found in green leafy vegetables, lintels, avocadoes and strawberries. Aside from those natural source of Folic, another good source of Folic Acid is Anmum Materna Milk which is especially made for women planning to get pregnant and those who are already pregnant. Since folic acid is essential in the growth and development of the baby inside the womb, drinking Anmum Materna is a good supplement that will help us maintain the growth and development of our baby. Not only its rich in Folic but with calcium and Iron too which also an essential building blocks for the developing baby.
I have been hearing/reading positive reviews of Anmum Materna even before I got married and got pregnant. So when I conceived our first baby,I used to drink Anmum Materna Milk for our benefit (me and baby). That was a must aside from drinking all the prenatal vitamins prescribed by my OB-GYN, It wasn’t too sweet which was just right for me.It was creamy and I love it chilled and usually drink it at night before bed time. I love the vanilla flavor rather than the chocolate flavor and I loved the fact that it came in a tetra pack.
The first few weeks of pregnancy is a truly vulnerable time for both mother and baby since the baby’s body undergoes rapid growth, relying on precise, successful developments as each stage passes. Planned or not, living an eco-conscious, healthy lifestyle may be the best thing a mother can do to prepare one’s body for having wonderful children. However, this isn’t just for mothers but for new fathers as well, since toxins from bad lifestyle habits are also known to affect the health and mobility of sperm. To prevent birth defects and other unintended health risks, here are ten tips for a healthy pregnancy.
1. Avoid products with pesticides.
According to the Environmental Working Group, you can lower your pesticide exposure by 90 per cent by simply avoiding the most contaminated, conventionally grown products like apples, imported grapes, sweet bell peppers, lettuce, and imported carrots. But if you’re really craving for these, opt for organically grown fruits and vegetables that have the lowest levels of pesticide residue such as onions, avocado, sweet corn, pineapple, mango, cabbage, eggplant, papaya, watermelon, broccoli, tomato, and sweet potato. You’ll be able to support local farmers as well!
2. Feast on food rich in folic acid like dried beans, peas, citrus fruits, spinach and broccoli before conceiving and while pregnant.
Adequate levels of folic acid early in a baby’s development helps prevent future neurological defects like spina bifida. However, too much folic acid may also pose its own risks, so talk with your doctor first about how much you really need.
3. Reduce, and avoid, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine.
Women who smoke during pregnancy (or are exposed to secondhand smoke) are more likely to give birth to small babies with low birth weight. Alcohol and caffeine lower overall health and can negatively affect the growing fetus.
4. Ease up on animal fats as animal products can contain synthetic hormones, antibiotics and organochlorine chemicals, such as dioxin, DDT and other pesticides. These chemicals accumulate in animal fats and are transferred to our own bodies when we eat them, getting stored in our system and quietly causing damage. Look for low fat options whenever you buy meat, poultry or dairy. You can get the unsaturated fats your body needs from plant sources like walnuts, flax seeds, and avocadoes anyway. If you must though, trim all fat and skin then broil meat and fish so that the fats drain away. Avoid frying, which locks in the contaminants. Do your body a favor by reducing how much meat you eat too, making even one vegetarian meal a week can spell a huge difference.
5. Eat “safer” seafood and select typeswith lower levels of methylmercury contamination like Mackerel, Anchovies, Clams, Shrimp, Tilapia. Eating seafood is the primary way we are exposed to the potent neurotoxin and PCBs, which are a probable carcinogen. Still, fish are an important source of good fats known as Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
6. Get smart about using plastics and cans.
Some plastics cause dangerous pollution during manufacture and contain chemicals suspected of causing harm especially to developing fetuses. Fortunately, you can tell which ones are harmful! Avoid plastics with resin codes numbered 1, 3, 6, or 7 (PC). You can find the indications located typically on the bottom of an item in a triangle. Never use plastic to microwave food either since heat promotes leaching. Canned foods and beverages are also lined with a plastic resin that contains bisphenol-A, a hormone-disrupting chemical. Many manufacturers are beginning to explore safer alternatives nowadays, but in the meantime, should choose food and drink that are fresh, dried, frozen or packaged in safer glass jars.
7. Drink water. People nowadays tend to drink an overwhelming amount of sodas, energy boosters, juices and other bottled beverages that are mostly loaded with sweeteners, artificial flavors and colors. Our bodies are roughly 70% water, so hydrate with water and invest in water filters and reusable stainless steel water bottles.
8. Drink more milk. Pregnant women with limited milk consumption may stunt the growth of their babies since milk is an important source of vitamin D, calcium, riboflavin, protein and energy. However, some women are advised to cut down their consumption for a variety of reasons including the prevention of allergies in their children. Most women I know like Anmum because it is not too sweet.
9. Use fewer personal care products.
Many personal hygiene products contain chemicals that disrupt hormones your baby will rely on for proper development. Others even contain carcinogens and neurotoxicants, among other things! The truly best thing for you and baby is to reduce how much you use and to choose the safest products like those with fewer ingredients. Ideally, those with the USDA Certified Organic Seal are safer than products that list ingredients that include Parabens, Phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DMP, DEP), DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Triclosan, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, DEA (diethanolamine) and TEA (triethanolamine), Formaldehyde, PEGs (polyethylene glycol), and anything with “glycol” or “methyl.”
10. Clean without toxic chemicals.
You don’t need chemicals to keep your home clean. Basic ingredients like baking soda and vinegar can tackle most household chores or, you can look for all-natural products at the store. Don’t be fooled by marketing, though! Be sure to check the label for ingredients and avoid products that say poison, warning, danger or products with unidentified “fragrance.” You should also avoid the top toxics: nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), triclosan, ammonia, chlorine bleach, DEA, TEA, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, and sulfuric acid.
Keeping healthy and safe is of utmost importance not only to yourself, but for your baby’s future as we