Are you trying to conceive or are you pregnant already? Let me tell you that nutrition is very important during this time and these 7 Superfoods For Pregnancy can give you and your baby many health benefits. I am six months pregnant and this is my second pregnancy. With my son almost 5 years ago I wasn’t as food conscious as I am now. I didn’t limit my sugar intake and had ice cream almost everyday! I didn’t know even half of the things I know now about processed foods and how bad they are for your health.
After years of researching and investigating about nutrition, I am much more aware of the choices I have to make to try to keep my pregnancy as healthy as possible. Our family eating habits have also improved and that plays a big role in the food choices we make too. I know now that I should limit my sugar intake, sugar is really bad for both mom and baby. Off course you can have a treat here and there, specially us pregnant ladies craving sweets.
So I made a list of my 7 favorite superfoods for pregnancy and their health benefits. If you are trying to conceive this is also the perfect time to start nourishing your body and preparing to give your baby all the nutrients she needs. I am also adding some of my recipes to give you ideas if you want to incorporate these superfoods in your weekly menus. Make sure you are taking a good Prenatal. I also have a list of My Favorite Pregnancy Products if you are interested.
Probably my favorite superfood with this pregnancy. I am addicted! Avocados are so tasty and one of the world’s most perfect foods. Loaded with healthy fats, fiber and folic acid, avocados are great for skin and brain health. Easy to incorporate in your salads, as a dip (guacamole) or sauces. Did you know also avocados are the perfect first food for babies? Please see my Spaghetti Squash With Raw Pesto Avocado sauce recipe. Great way to incorporate lots of veggies in one super nutritious meal.
Pregnant women need DHA. Salmon is full of omega-3 essential fatty acids that have EPA and DHA, which have been shown to support the healthy development of the brain, cognitive function and vision in babies. Salmon is not a long-living predator fish, so it is low in mercury, but to be safe limit salmon to no more than 4 to 6 ounces a few times a week. For an easy to make salmon recipe, please see Salmon With Couscous.
3. Coconut Water
Rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins, magnesium and potassium, drinking Coconut Water will boost your immunity during pregnancy. It will also help with digestion and constipation, which are common pregnancy symptoms.
It helped me with my morning sickness during the first 3 months also. Coconut Water is the best natural hydration because of its rich electrolyte content. Making ice pops with coconut water can be a great way to have a healthy snack at home.Please see Fruity Coconut Water Ice Pops.
Great source of folate, which is essential in pregnancy. Spinach is also a rich source of vitamin C, which keeps the immune system strong to fight bugs and germs. Great source of fiber and calcium that can also help with constipation and build strong bones. Eat it preferably raw to maintain all the nutrients but be careful and wash it well. You can also make a delicious raw pesto sauce. Please see my Raw Pesto Sauce recipe.
A complete protein, Quinoa is great for pregnancy. It contains more protein than any other grain, is higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains also. Quinoa is also a very good source of calcium, iron, phosphorous, B vitamins,and vitamin E. Quinoa is also an excellent source of folic acid which helps all cells grow and produce. See my recipes: Chicken Quinoa Chaufa and Molded Quinoa With Ground Beef Filing.
Pregnant women need to eat lots of good fats. Eggs are a great because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and minerals. Egg yolks are also rich in choline which has been shown to be a key factor in the development of memory functions in babies. Make sure you choose the best type of eggs. I buy pastured eggs because they are richer in vitamins and minerals and have more omega-3 than regular eggs. You can incorporate eggs in your salads, meals and even snacks.
I think Nuts are the perfect snack for pregnant women. They are a good source of fat and protein, and satisfies your hunger if you cannot wait for the next meal. Nuts are also a good source of vitamin E, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid and zinc. Not processed, nuts come straight from nature and bring you and baby so many health benefits. My favorite nuts are almonds, cashews and walnuts. I always have some nuts in my purse. Snacking on nuts makes is way better than processed and unhealthy snacks like chips or cookies.
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Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES
Recently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.
Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Don’t fall for the lie that you have to deprive yourself to lose weight.
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You probably know most of us eat too much processed food. What you may not know is that it’s full of toxic chemicals and substandard, dirt-cheap ingredients designed to make you eat more…and force you to gain weight.
Here’s how it works...
“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”
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What good is a fat reserve if you can’t burn it?
Liz continued: “You’re drinking smoothies packed with phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that pull toxins out of you like a tractor beam. Allowing your body to burn those toxin-filled fat stores… and releasing tremendous amounts of stored energy.”
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Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*
By Richard Neal
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION
According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:
Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).
Source: CDC Website
Drugs Treat Symptoms, Not Disease
Pharmaceutical companies have been trying to shut these doctors down simply for revealing the truth about diabetes.
Scientific studies have proven that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally - but this information has been hidden and suppressed for decades.
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Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes in a shocking new online presentation.
In 3 Weeks, 71% Type 2 Diabetics Were Taken off ALL Medication
96% of patients were able to stop all insulin injections and 81% achieved complete relief of painful neuropathy.
Groundbreaking research published by the University of Kentucky, University of California and Newscastle University prove that type 2 diabetes CAN be reversed.
Blood sugar normalizes... neuropathy pain goes away...
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Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes that has been suppressed for over 21 years.
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#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
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