A plant-based diet — from the ground — provides all the nutrients a
person needs for optimum health. Here are some of my favorite tricks for adding fruits and veggies to the
meals I serve. These tips work as nicely during pregnancy as they do
before and after.
If you are expecting your first child then these weeks of your
pregnancy are the last ones for a while during which you'll feel
completely free to spread out materials and work on something without
I was facing the veggie dilemma. I wanted my kids to eat healthy, but I was filling my body with crappy processed foods.
There is nothing more refreshing than biting into a forkful of fresh
salad made from folic acid-rich dark, leafy spinach. Salads are part of
a healthy pregnancy diet, but they can also be a warzone for unhealthy
bacteria like listeria and other food borne bacteria.
Kale is a veritable powerhouse of nutrition; the deep, forest green
hue of this power green hints at the rich concentration of nutrients
Most pregnant women know that fiber is a very important part of their diet, but now that we can easily find high fiber granola bars, yogurts, and juices, do we still need to get some fiber from fruits and vegetables?
You may have heard of a new diet based on controlling the acid/base balance of the body to achieve a better state of health. The “Alkaline Diet” is gaining popularity claiming that the American diet is too acidic.
From golden to red hues and from sweet to tart flavors, apples can
please almost any palate. Whichever variety suits you, all are full of
antioxidants which are linked to numerous health benefits- including the
prevention and control of gestational diabetes.
We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health. Many of
us try to add them to our diets every day. Both fruits and vegetables
contain nutrients that are essential to our bodies.
There’s nothing better than a pot of collard greens, kale or mustard
greens. I grew up on these foods, but we just knew them as a tasty part
of dinner – not as a male fertility booster.
During pregnancy, grains are an important source of energy and nutrients and should be included in most meals.
Many pregnant women who lead hectic lifestyles are not always in the
mood to spend hours preparing a well balanced meal- but this doesn’t
mean they can’t eat healthy.
Food synergy is the term that is used to explain this health-boosting
interaction that takes place in certain foods and beverages to enhance
another’s health benefits.
There are plenty of foods that can help you become more fertile if you
are trying to conceive. The good news is that you don’t have to give up
your favorite foods for this New Year's resolution; you just have to
choose a little more wisely.
The most important time to be careful about food safety is during pregnancy. Both mother and fetus are at high risk of some food borne illnesses due to the mother’s weakened immune system during pregnancy.
New research from the Linus Pauling Institute gives pregnant women another very good reason to eat their veggies
When a woman is pregnant with multiples, like twins, she may be asked to eat more food or increase calorie intake to accommodate the extra fetus(es). A twin pregnancy diet requires very small, protein-rich meals eaten every two hours throughout the day.
For some women, the thought of pregnancy weight gain may be difficult enough that they attempt to diet in pregnancy. It is unsafe to diet in pregnancy, though weight loss is not dangerous in some cases, as was once thought.
Many women have questions about weight gain like, “How much should I gain?” and “Can I lose weight?” These and other questions about weight gain during pregnancy can be found below.
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.
There is nothing more nutritious than a bowl of beans during pregnancy. Beans pack protein and complex carbohydrates into a tiny, tasty package.
The artichoke is one of those foods that seems impossible to cook and even more impossible to eat.
Women who have trouble getting pregnant often turn to nutrition to help
aid in conception. While fertility experts agree that full fat foods and
healthy fiber are fantastic means of boosting fertility, folic acid is
often left out of the picture.
Doctors agree that full fat foods are ideal for improving fertility chances. Spinach is full of folic acid, which is essential for the brain development of the fetus in the first few weeks after gestation.
Pregnant women may suffer from reduced appetite so packing in tons of good nutrition in a small space is essential.
Sometimes, trying to get pregnant is just plain delicious. Mexican coleslaw is a tart and tangy variety of American coleslaw without the mayonnaise based dressing. Carrots and olive oil provide fantastic fertility fats and vitamins.
Beans are considered one of the healthiest foods to eat when trying to conceive. The rich fiber content is at the heart of the fantastic nutritional support provided by this soup recipe.
Folic acid is one of the most important B vitamins a pregnant woman can eat. This recipe is rich with folic acid to protect baby throughout the early days of pregnancy.
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.