It is obviously important at all times to eat nutritious and balanced meals.
There are many foods you should avoid during pregnancy and when trying to conceive and while you are pregnant.
Much advice is given about what to eat while you are pregnant. Even more advice can be found for what to avoid while you are pregnant. But what should you eat if you want to improve your fertility?
Recent data suggest caffeine has pain-lowering powers of its own — at least when it comes to the pain associated with exercise. University of Georgia researchers showed that moderate doses of caffeine — equivalent to two cups of joe — reduced post-workout pain by almost 50 percent.
There is no single food that can treat pain. But a healthful diet is an important part of your pain-management strategy. The Mediterranean diet, for example, is rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthful unsaturated fats.
A study showed that couples with high levels of PCBs have been found to take longer to get pregnant.
Recently, I was babysitting a seven-month-old and stuck to his worried mom’s schedule strictly. I only fed him at the suggested times, changed his diapers as often as requested and gave him “tummy time” precisely for the allotted amount of time.
If mom gains too much weight during pregnancy, baby will grow up weighing too much and possibly suffers from weight-related health concerns well into adulthood.
It can be difficult to know which foods are the healthiest, especially when you are away from home.
Constipation can be due to a variety of factors including an increase in the production of the hormone progesterone which slows the movement of food through the digestive tract, along with the pressure of the baby on the rectum, as well as iron supplements which can worsen constipation.
Many women believe that pregnancy gives the go ahead to “eat for two.” Though this seems to make some sense, it is (unfortunately for some) a nutrition myth.
Feeding baby is the most natural thing in the world for some mothers while others worry about when to add milk, solids and finger foods. Feeding baby does not have to be a trying experience, just follow this simple timeline and tweak for your baby as needed.
No matter how chicken soup is cooked there is something magical about the effects on colds in pregnancy. Colds in pregnancy can last fewer days and women can suffer less with one bowl or many.
A group of researchers from Oregon State University have linked lower than average birth weight to an infant’s ability to process medications, for life.
When trying to improve fertility, foods rich in protein and full-fat dairy are important. This breakfast delight packs quite a punch in both areas. When creating this morning fertility recipe, it is important to use full-fat Greek yogurt.
Olive oil can be fruity as well as savory and when the right combination
of sugar, milk and flavors are added to this healthy monounsaturated
fat, fertility can soar.
Folic acid is the perfect addition to any fertility or pregnancy diet. This green rice recipe offers a folic acid boost from green, leafy vegetables.
Quinoa is a little known grain that cooks up similar to rice. When dried fruits are added to this dish, fertility gets a boost from plant protein and antioxidants.
Beans are a fantastic source of plant protein and folic acid. With the addition of orange to this lentil soup, the citrus adds some antioxidants to help repair cells and keep the body functioning at its best for optimal fertility.
Guacamole is created from fresh avocados, a rich source of healthy fats. When trying to conceive, healthy fats can help restore the omega fatty acid balance in the body.
When it comes to improving fertility, healthy greens and full fat dairy are two of the best foods to add to your diet. This recipe presents like a gourmet meal, appetizer or hors d’oeuvres, but is simple to create.
There is nothing better than a simmering pot of cheesy fettuccini to warm the soul and provide healthy, pregnancy nutrition.
When entertaining during pregnancy, there are times when fast and tasty are the perfect combination. This recipe for easy Italian popcorn takes only a few minutes to prepare but tastes like a gourmet appetizer or snack.
There are plenty of healthy breakfast alternatives for the pregnant woman, but none have the fiber content of oatmeal. Irish oatmeal, also commonly called steel cut oatmeal, takes far longer to cook than quick oats or rolled oats, but the different in texture and taste is amazing.
There is nothing better than a bowl of chili on a cool fall or winter
day. This version of chili shakes things up a bit with plantain and pork
in place of the traditional beef.
Roasting cauliflower may not be the first method of cooking to come to
mind when preparing cauliflower, but it can be a delicious alternative
to traditional boiling or baking. When roasted, cauliflower has a unique
nutty taste that pairs perfectly with parmesan cheese.
Everyone needs a bit of sweetness once in a while. When that sweet tooth hits, feel confident knowing the cookies you are snacking on provide a great source of protein and calcium.
There is nothing better than eating a Tuscany-style tomato and
mozzarella sandwich. This quick and easy lunch offers a great source of
Vitamin C and calcium.
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has published a study linking fruit and vegetable consumption to the prevention of undernourished fetuses.
Research authors and experts are consistently writing informed articles and publishing medical journal entries on the overall effects of stress on the body. Stress offers no positive effects on overall health for any person, let alone a pregnant woman.