With the 24/7 job of caring for an infant, new mothers hardly have time to shower or sleep, not to mention worry about how they will go about losing their “baby weight.” Most new moms may be intrigued by a recent study suggesting that canola oil can reduce belly fat.
According to the study published in the Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology & Metabolism, women who consume more polyunsaturated
fats given birth to heavier infants.
Why some pregnant women may benefit from decreased omega-6 fat intake.
Along with increasing risk of coronary artery disease, saturated fat has now been found to decrease fertility in men. The difference is significant.
Similar to saturated fats, trans fats are considered unhealthy and
should be consumed in extreme moderation. Optimal health means consuming
zero grams of trans fats, but not everyone chooses the healthiest food
You’re trying your best to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, but you
don’t know enough about the elements that make up a healthy diet to make
Triglycerides are a major fuel source of the body. Much of this fat is stored in body tissues for use as needed, but some continuously circulates throughout the body for immediate use by muscles.
Heart-healthy fats are in the lime light because they can improve
cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of common diseases like
diabetes and high blood pressure. In a society just recovering from the
fat-free revolution, we are still a little skeptical about eating
healthy fats as we’re scared it will cause weight gain and obesity.
Food labels claiming that a product is “low carb,” “low fat,” or “all natural,” can not only be confusing but also deceptive.
The National Institutes of Health and Harvard University have paired up for a study on the effects of animal fat consumption and gestational diabetes.
For many years, adding fat in our diets has gotten a bad rap. While it
is true that eating an overabundance of fatty foods is a major cause of
heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more, recent research sheds a new
light of the whole fat picture.
We’ve known for over twenty years that trans fats (man-made fats used to
preserve the shelf life of foods) negatively affect our health, but new
research is showing that it may also affect the health of our newborns.
Fabry Disease is a genetic disorder passed along to children from the
mother. The gene for the disorder is carried on the X chromosome.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding provides all the nutrition babies need in an easy-to-digest fluid.
During pregnancy, liposuction is not considered safe. The first concern comes from the use of general anesthesia. Other concerns regard the fact that liposuction involves getting rid of fatty deposits which are needed during and after pregnancy.
Thermage and Mesotherapy are two distinct beauty treatments that work to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and body fat. Thermage involves simultaneous heating and cooling of the skin while Mesotherapy uses injected chemicals and / or herbs to melt away layers of fat. Neither procedure is approved for use during pregnancy.
Our complete list of pregnancy and fertility acronyms and abbreviations are widely used in forums and pregnancy and TTC communities.
There are many things that can affect a woman’s ability to conceive. One of the most prominent causes for fertility problems is weight. Extremes in either direction of weight, either being underweight or overweight, can cause a woman to have difficulty conceiving.
During pregnancy, the female body stores fat for later use. This fat storage is natural and in place in order to ensure there is enough fat on the female body to maintain lactation after the baby is born. What happens to your "baby fat" after giving birth is up to you.
High intake of low-fat dairy foods diet may increase the risk of
infertility whereas intake of high-fat dairy foods may decrease this