Pregnancy & Omega 3’s January 06, 2017
Omega 3 is an amazing fatty-acid and during pregnancy it has dozens of health benefits both for the mom and the baby. However, today most of our diet is severely deficient in these important nutrients. Omega-3 plays many important roles during pregnancy…
Omega 3’s – During Pregnancy:
- Omega-3s has been shown to be essential for the visual and neurological development of babies.
- May reduce the risk of allergies in infants.
- Increased intake of EPA and DHA has been shown to prevent early labour and premature birth, lower the risk of pre-eclampsia and may increase birth weight.
- Omega-3 intake also decreases the mother’s risk of depression.
- The fetus also uses omega-3s for its nervous system development.
In a 2013 survey, more than two thirds of pregnant women and new mothers said that they had not received any information from their health care providers about the benefits that Omega-3 could provide during their pregnancy.
Omega 3’s – Early Childhood Development:
- Hand-eye coordination.
- Attention span.
- Puzzle solving skills.
- Cognitive development.
- Reduce depression symptoms.
- Reduce inflammation in the airways, which could benefits those with asthma due to the anti-inflammation properties of Omega 3.
- Children at high risk of diabetes 2 are less likely to develop the condition.
- Omega-3s are even used after birth to make milk.
Most infants, young children and adults are severely deficient in Omega 3’s. Omega-3s play many essential roles during pregnancy and a higher intake will help the mother to not become depleted in these essential fatty acids..
2016 Canola Harvest December 23, 2016
Harvest season is a busy season for everyone involved, and this year was no exception. Trucks were lining up outside the factory to deliver the canola to the silo’s. 2016 will be remembered as one of the best canola years to date. The yield was exceptional in most areas and the weather played along so that the producers could harvest the canola relatively dry and quickly.
The harvest in total was 102 000 ton, a little less than expected originally but that was due to less hectares planted. The average yield per hectare was 1.8 ton/Ha.
The first intentions to plant canola looks really good and if everything goes well 2017 will be the biggest canola crop produced in the history of the company and South Africa. A big thanks to all involved in making harvest 2016 a big success.