100% Fruit Juice Does Not Mean 100% Healthy

Don't be fooled by these health claims, which though true regarding some of what they do contain, fail to mention the many nutrients they leave out. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Eat Halloween Candy While Pregnant?

It's Halloween time, and being pregnant doesn't mean you have to miss out on the festivities! After all, having candy at Halloween is no different from having candy at any other time of the year during pregnancy. ... read more »

Diabetes and the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Women who have diabetes are at increased risk of complications in pregnancy, including increased risk of birth defects or fetal death. ... read more »

How to Avoid Pregnancy Weight Gain – Excessive Weight Gain

The common misconception of 'eating for two' can lead a woman to excess weight gain. Pregnant women can easily avoid pregnancy weight gain in excess by choosing healthy foods that are good for baby and mom. ... read more »

Examples of a Twin Pregnancy Diet

A twin pregnancy diet requires very small, protein-rich meals eaten every two hours throughout the day. ... read more »

Low-Fat Yogurt May Cause Asthma and Hay Fever

Researchers have found a connection between eating low-fat yogurt during pregnancy and an increased risk of hay fever and/or asthma in their children. ... read more »

Possible Culprit of Low Breast Milk Supply is Identified

New research is shedding light on why some breastfeeding women have alow milk supply. Insulin, the hormone that transports sugar from thebloodstream to the body's cells, may play an important role. ... read more »

Sweetened Drinks and Preterm Birth: Connected?

According to a study out of Norway, women who choose sugary drinks during pregnancy may be setting themselves up for increased risk of premature delivery. The study included at least 60,000 women. ... read more »

Five Healthy Dessert Ideas to Beat Sugar Cravings

Consuming too much refined sugar during pregnancy can lead to weight gain and diabetes, which exposes the developing baby to large amounts of sugar in the womb. ... read more »

Healthy Nutrition Guidelines for Life

You're trying your best to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, but youdon't know enough about the elements that make up a healthy diet to make proper choices. ... read more »

Sugar Habit Especially Hard to Ignore During Pregnancy

If a craving for sweet treats hits with the force of addiction for theaverage eater, it's especially hard to ignore during pregnancy, whenfood cravings can get way out of whack. ... read more »

Pediatrics Group Says No to Fad Diets for Kids

The AAP’s new recommendations embrace a healthy diet that incorporates the full range of foods, with healthy limitations on things everyone should eat in limited quantity: fat, salt, and sugar. ... read more »

Mother’s Sugar Intake Triggers Fetal Brain Insulin Response

A group of German researchers have recently documented the connection between a mother's sugar intake and the brain activity of the baby she carries. ... read more »

Sugar is Bigger Heart Attack Risk Than Eggs

A very large-scale study, involving tens of thousands of Americans, revealed recently that it's sugar, not the fat in the egg yolks you crave, that increases the risk for heart disease. ... read more »

Sugar and Fat Consumption During Pregnancy Linked to Offspring Addiction Risk

Research conducted by a team of neuroscientists at the University of Florida discovered that female rats who consumed a diet high in sugar or fat gave birth to offspring prone to become obese and abuse alcohol and other addictive substances. ... read more »

Sweet Beverages — Not Foods — Linked to Endometrial Cancer

Several factors are thought to contribute to the development of endometrial cancer, but a new study reveals a potent new culprit: sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). ... read more »

Replace One Sweet Beverage Daily, Reduce Diabetes Risk

The findings of a study of dietary impact indicate how important it is for people who regularly consume sweet beverages to replace just one serving a day to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. ... read more »

Menstruation Starts Early in Girls Who Drink Sugary Sweets

New research indicates that what a girl drinks before her first period can hasten the arrival of her first period. It can influence her risk of developing breast cancer later in life, too. ... read more »

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

A team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic has published a statement on the dangers of HFCS consumption and called for restricting its consumption to an absolute minimum. ... read more »

Urinalysis - Testing The Urine During Pregnancy

One of the tests done routinely at each prenatal visit is the urine test or urinalysis which checks mostly for sugar, protein, blood, and leucocytes. ... read more »

Will High Blood Sugar Affect Your Baby’s Weight?

If you are a pregnant woman with hyperglycemia, you might be confused about the effects it will have on your baby. ... read more »

Babies Don’t Have a Sweet Tooth

My boyfriend’s new baby nephew never wants to stop eating. His mother had to perform serious self-control when he seemed ready to start eating finger foods, as he was grabbing for everything at the dinner table. ... read more »