Sunday, March 22, 2009
Real Food For Mother and Baby by Nina Planck
Last year I read, Real Food: What to Eat and Whyby Nina Planck and loved it. After reading that book, I started buying real food: grass fed milk and beef, full fat yogurt and cheese, organic vegetables. Her premise (and it's one that's shared by many) is that it's not real food that's bad for us it's processed foods. The ingredients on my full fat organic yogurt is milk and active yogurt cultures. That's it. The ingredients on the low-fat non-organic yogurt that a fellow teacher was eating, had about 10 items, 6 of which I didn't even know what they were.
Nina Planck's publisher contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in previewing her new book Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby's First Foods and I said sure. I'm never one to pass up a book, even though the baby train has left this station.
The chapters are:
What is Real Food?
The Fertility Diet
Nursing Your Baby
I really enjoyed this book, even though, it doesn't necessarily apply to me. But it does because everyone needs to eat better. Eat healthy, whether you are eating simply for yourself, a baby, or cooking for a family. For those of you that it does apply to she gives detailed information about what part of the baby is developing when and what you need to eat to help it along. She gives excellent advice on nursing and baby's first foods.
If you are, or are thinking about getting pregnant, I highly recommend this book. I plan on giving my copy to a special science teacher at school who is about 6 weeks pregnant. If the whole pregnancy thing doesn't apply to you, then I highly recomment her Real Food book.