Pregnancy, Paleo and…Wine?

Yes, you read that correctly.

We all know that an occasional glass of vino is part and parcel of modern Paleo living.

Separately, nourishing your body by providing it with an abundance of fresh veggies, fruit, natural fats and wild proteins is also a healthy way to approach both pregnancy as well as a post-partum eating style.   Not only will your new baby benefit from the balanced, natural macro nutrient panel, you’ll find those extra pounds coming off quite easily.

So where does wine come into the picture?

A new study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that ‘children whose mothers drank occasionally during pregnancy fared just as well on intelligence and emotional tests as those whose mothers abstained.’  However, the study’s authors did add the caveat that they ‘generally recommend avoiding it while pregnant’.

The take home message from one of the researchers was ‘small amounts consumed occasionally may not present serious concern‘.

Kind of like adding wine to a Paleo lifestyle.  It’s certainly not something one has to do, but knowing that it can be included in a small quantity on a special occasion now and then makes many people feel it’s a more ‘doable’ approach to their long term manner of eating.