Baobab: the Pregnancy Superfood
Superfoods are a powerful way to supplement your diet with the essential vitamins & minerals required during pregnancy. Here Nutritional Therapist Eve Kalinik shares the benefits of taking the vitamin-rich African superfruit Baobab when you are expecting a baby:
"Pregnancy is one of the most notable times where women are more conscious about their diets, nutrient intake and overall health. Of course, cleaning up the diet to reduce any processed or refined foods, taking out stimulants such as coffee and increasing the intake of beneficial foods such as those high in folate are all part of supporting a healthy & happy pregnancy. Eating well during pregnancy is really the core principle here; making sure that you have a balanced and nutrient-dense diet is crucial but extra support can also be a valuable tool.
This is where Baobab comes in. Baobab is a rich source of vitamin C, which is one of the vitamins needed in higher quantities during pregnancy. Adding a couple of teaspoons of baobab to your morning smoothie, yoghurt or cereal is an easy and completely natural way to increase your intake. Its also a good source of fibre to gently support bowel movements and a great addition for new mums to help fight fatigue that comes with having a newborn."
Baobab is the only fruit in the world that dries naturally on the branch. Its sweet and citrussy taste means its easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
Aduna Baobab is available in 100% natural and organic powder form for sprinkling onto dishes and drinks, and as a delicious raw energy bar with almond and pineapple. Shop the range here.