A lot of changes occur during pregnancy and a woman’s body puts in an amazing amount of effort to support a developing baby during gestation as well as trying to maintain a balance for mom. There is no doubt that this involves a lot of hormonal changes. One group of hormones that can be affected after pregnancy are the thyroid hormones.
Getting to know the thyroid
Your thyroid is best described as a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. In the body, the thyroid gland is part of your endocrine system. This system uses hormones to communicate to other glands throughout your body. The thyroid plays a large role in maintaining many vital functions by regulating your metabolic rate (aka your metabolism), body temperature, it controls growth, bone metabolism and central nervous system development.
Did you know that by the 10th week of gestation, the thyroid gland has already developed and has begun secreting small amounts of hormones because of its vital role in metabolism a...
The Ramadan Suhoor and Iftar Meal Planners are simple, practical tools you can use to help make meal planning and staying healthy during Ramadan a million times easier! This calendar-like tool can be printed out and placed on your fridge for you to fill out throughout the week and always have in front of you for reference as you prepare your suhoor and iftar for the week.
Here’s how to use it to make the best out of this helpful planner!
The first is protein and the examples shown are eggs, Greek yogurt, beans, meat and poultry. These examples are diverse enough to accommodate whether you prefer breakfast type or dinner type suhoor foods, and are all there so you wont forget to mark it down!
2. Whole Grains
The second category is whole grains. This is slightly different from the iftar planner as rather than having a general “carbohydrate” category, this ensures you’re planning your meals with the best kind...