Adding fermented foods to your diet can help maintain a healthy microbiome.
Giving yourself a gut check might be one of the best things you can do for a healthy pregnancy and your overall long-term well-being. You see, the community of critters in your intestinal tract (aka the microbiome) is home to … Continue reading →
Grappling with gestational diabetes is no picnic, but take it from a mom who's been there: It's totally manageable.
I shuffle quietly into the kitchen and open the refrigerator. The rest of the house is sleeping when I twist the cap off and take my first swig. The orange syrupy drink goes down smooth, but the sugary aftertaste lingers … Continue reading →
American life is sweet all right—so sweet that each year the average diet includes 77 pounds of sugar, nearly twice what’s recommended by health organizations. By now, you probably know that eating too much of it is not very good for you. … Continue reading →
You know you need a prenatal vitamin, but which one should you choose? And what if it makes you nauseous (or constipated)? Read on to make the most of your daily dose.
If you’re pregnant, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin. In fact, even if you’re just thinking about becoming pregnant you should be taking one. But what is it about these specialized pills that makes them so pertinent? The F … Continue reading →
Food aversions are common among moms-to-be, but a sudden distaste for tuna or dairy could cause your diet to take a nutritional hit. Try sidestepping frequent gag-inducers with these healthy alternatives.
The smell of fish, the texture of leafy greens and all the chewing that meat requires are probably things you didn’t give a second thought to before pregnancy. But now that you’ve got a bun in your oven, they’re just … Continue reading →
Being the brunt of potty jokes makes fiber not exactly the sexiest thing we can eat. But if you’re a proud owner of a baby bump or newborn, it’s something not to neglect. That’s because dietary fiber performs some pretty … Continue reading →
Weight gain during pregnancy is inevitable—and vital—but you still have to consume responsibly while baby is on board.
The old myth of “eating for two” was busted long ago, but it can still be challenging to know exactly how much—and what—you’re supposed to eat while expecting. Gaining weight is a hard concept for some women to embrace, but … Continue reading →
Find out what feeds those weird pregnancy cravings, and learn what to do when snack attacks happen.
There’s something ridiculously sweet about your partner racing around at midnight to find the exact Vienna sausages and frozen cola you’ve been craving. And there’s something ridiculously convenient about being able to blame your unhealthy hankerings on your bump. But … Continue reading →
A few easy tweaks can help your kitchen work harder for you and support your healthy pregnancy goals.
Yes, you need to consume more calories when there is a bun in the oven. (About 300 daily in the second and third trimesters, in fact.) But eating can quickly spiral out of control if what you’re shoveling into your … Continue reading →
It’s high time you took a closer look at what you’re munching on, mamas, and with these easy recipes, you’ll know exactly what your go-to snacks are made of.
Grazing between meals will not only keep hanger and nausea at bay, but it’s a brilliant way to sneak in more nutrients, too. Before you hit the kitchen and start building these tasty eats, let’s break down why they’re so … Continue reading →