What you eat is a fundamental part of a healthy and happy pregnancy. You need to transition from feeding just you to feeding you and your growing baby. Foods that support development and help you incubate a strong and healthy child.
Now more than ever before you need to stock up on power foods that are quick, healthy, nutritious and easy to snack on. Whether you’re new to the wholesome world of seeds or nuts about them – seeds are a safe and delicious addition to your pregnancy meal plan.
Seeds are packed with protein, folate, good fats, Vit E, magnesium and omega- and omega-6. There’s no arguing that they are a power food – perfect for pregnancy. Did you know for example – eating a handful of pumpkin seeds is a good way to manage morning sickness? Sunflower seeds contain lots of folic acid and they’re an excellent source of iron – and particularly beneficial when eaten during the third trimester. One of the best seeds for pregnancy – the nutrients in sunflower seeds are helpful in maintaining the health of both you and your baby.
Not to be outdone – the humble Chia seed is a wonder food you should never be without. Pregnancy hunger is something you don’t understand until you live it and Chia seeds keep you full for longer and can prevent overeating during pregnancy. They’re also a great source of iron and omega-3 fatty acids which aids healthy foetal brain development. Full of fibre they support digestion and can avoid constipation so commonly experienced in pregnancy while also help regulate your blood sugar.
The good news is the NuSeed range is now available in single 30g sachets – from R7,95 each. The perfect quantity for on the go snacking particularly when you are pregnant. As delicious as they are good for you – the six variants are high in protein, low in carbs and sugar-free. The portion controlled packs not only ensure the perfect balance of nutrients, but make eating on the run a fuss-free affair. Convenience without compromise.
Nutriseed managing director, Nadine Hardy-Petzer says that seed-based snacks are not just for those following plant-based diets, but anyone who wants to boost their intake of nutrients in the pursuit of better health.
“They are particularly good for expectant mommies because the good fats in seeds soothe cravings and inhibit overindulging on sugar-rich rubbish. Our unique dry-roasting process avoids the introduction of oil ensuring the nutritional values are unchanged and your all-day energy will be sustained. They worked for me when I was pregnant. I had boundless reserves thanks to my regular intake of seeds and I maintained a healthy weight too,” says Hardy-Petzer.
“Of course they are also a rich source of phyto-nutrients like omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, proteins and dietary fibres – which make this a seed-smart choice that will unlock your and your baby’s wellbeing during pregnancy.”
So substitute chips, chocolates and other unhealthy snacks with seeds – and feel the benefits of smart snacking. Great as a snack on the run, or added to your breakfast smoothie, salads, soup toppers and more.
Product Variants Include:
Original Dry Roasted With Himalayan Salt
A “three way” savoury seed-delicious snack mix of slow roasted sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds with a light salt infusion.
Balsamic Vinegar & Himalayan Salt Roasted
A tangy, savoury seed-delicious mix of roasted sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds sprinkled with Balsamic vinegar and Himalayan salt.
Turkish Fig & Date With Raw Seeds & Assorted Nuts
A sweet and savoury mix of exotic imported Turkish figs and dates, raw sunflowers seeds, cashew and almond nuts.
Belgian Chocolate With Seeds, Nuts & Berries
Decadent dark Belgian chocolate nibbles, raw sunflower seeds, raisins, dried cranberries, cashew nuts, pumpkin seeds and goji berries.
Vanilla & Cinnamon Roasted With Chia & Himalayan Salt
A sweet snacking combination of sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds, coated with cinnamon, vanilla, xylitol and Himalayan salt.
Canadian Blueberries & Cranberries With Seeds, Nuts & Raisins
This seed-delicious, berry-nutritious snack is the perfect combination of pumpkin and sunflower seeds, imported blue berries and cranberries.
The full range of single seed servings is available from Ackerman’s and Dischem – as well as from The Health Food Emporium, Clicks, Pick n Pay and Food Lover’s Market. Power your day the seed nutritious way! For further information go to: www.nutriseed.co.za
During pregnancy, it’s essential for the expectant mum to watch her diet, for her sake and for that of the baby. This means consuming a healthy stream of nutrients throughout the day. This is best achieved by eating up to six smaller meals a day – with plenty of them packed with seeds – a real superfood worthy of its title.
Win with Nutriseed and Tums 2 Tots Online
We are giving away a hamper of NuSeed! The hamper contains one box of each flavour, each box contains 6 sachets. So that’s 36 sachets of tasty snacks for you and your family to enjoy!
The competition will close at noon on Wednesday 16 October. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 16 October at 3pm on the Tums 2 Tots Online Social pages. You will need to respond before Thursday 17 October at noon, so please keep a close eye out! In conclusion, this competition is open to the whole of South Africa.