As usual I woke up very early today. I could'nt sleep well last night, only dozed off around 2am in the morning. Never mind, I can take my beauty sleep this afternoon. The weather has been pretty bad lately, and I feel like I am trapped in a sauna. I also lost my appetite. Most of the time, I cooked porridge and dessert (thong sui)at home for the family. Been eating a lot of cuttlefish porridge and chicken porridge for the past few days. Lol! I have recovered from my sore throat and cough, and luckily I do not need to re-visit my doctor.
I used to buy and take a lot of supplements, but now I am cutting down on the intake. Partly because of budget. Previously I have more than 5 supplements to take, namely Multivitamin, Vitamin C, Calcium Magnesium, EPO, Omega-3 and Lecithin E from Amway Nutrilite. It is not that I am sick or what ever, but I feel I do not have enough nutrition from the food I eat everyday, so supplement is a part of my healthy diet.
Since I stop working in March, I did not stock up on my supplements, but instead now I am solely taking supplement recommended from my gynae. Probably one of the reasons why I get sick easily this round is because of my reduced consumption. I remember when I was pregnant with my little gal, I seldom get sick and feel tired easily.
Recently my gynae recommended me a new multivitamin. It is called OBIMIN PLUZ, a pre and post natal vitamin-minerals with DHA and EPA. It comes in 30 soft capsules. Each day take 1 capsule.
What are DHA and EPA? DHA and EPA are essential fatty acids which stand for docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid. This essential fatty acid is an Omega 3 fat, which is found in cold water fish, which why they are packed in capsules form.
DHA plays a very important role during fetal development, early infancy, and old age. High concentrations of DHA are found in the brain and increases 300-500% in and infant's brain during the last trimester of pregnancy. Adding DHA to a pregnant mother diet may be beneficial for the fetus's brain development.
After birth, mothers should maintain her intake of DHA during the lactation period. It is much better that the growing baby gets direct intake of DHA from mother’s milk.
To find out more about DHA and EPA, you can try this website.