Whether it’s the simple dissolving action of table sugar, the gel formation properties of starch, or the water-attracting abilities of pectin and beta-glucans, the way these molecules interact with water has significant metabolic and physiological implications.
The body prefers storing fat over glucose. While at first glance, this might seem counterintuitive—given that glucose is the body’s primary energy source—the reasons behind this preference are grounded in biochemistry and cellular biology.
The lactogenic diet, rich in nutrients like beta-glucans, healthy fats, and antioxidants, works at the metabolic level to support optimal functioning. This diet prioritizes foods that are not only beneficial for lactation
Difficulties in breastfeeding can arise from various factors, from poor nutrition to systemic inflammation. Medication might stimulate milk production, but it’s unlikely to improve milk quality or deal with underlying issues like insulin resistance or hormonal imbalances.
You may find that your supply is better protected if you avoid the following as herbs, spices, in food or beverages, and as extracts or flavorings in candy, breath mints, toothpaste, medicine, foods and beverages.
“The dance” between hormones in the postpartum is key to understand common lactation difficulties. In this article, we’ll look at how humans and primates “function” as far as choreographing this dance.