Pregnancy obviously results in an increased need for vitamins and minerals. Deficiency or excess of any of a number of nutrients can lead to birth defects and/or complications during pregnancy for the mother. What is a mother-to-be to do? Here are some key recommendations to increase the odds of a healthy pregnancy:
Learn about the qualities that make superfoods great.
"Superfood" is a non-scientific term for a natural and unprocessed food that is exceptionally rich in antioxidants and other nutrients. Common and well-known examples of superfoods include blueberries, various nuts, and dark greens like kale. Some beverages like green tea also qualify as superfoods. There are many recipes that use superfoods to give you a boost of antioxidants.
Ring in Spring with this light, veggie-rich recipe.
Spring is in the air, so it's time for light cooking with fresh ingredients. This recipe for zucchini noodles with pesto sauce is packed with vegetables and flavor. This meal serves four and comes together in under 30 minutes.
It's good to do a detox every now and then because you absorb so many toxins from foods, products you use on your body and hair, medicines, and outside factors like pollutants and cleaning products. Even when you try to eat all organic and use healthy products on your body and in your everyday life, you can't escape it all. When you detox, your body gets rid of some of the toxins that have accumulated over time.
Juicing has been around since countertop appliances became popular in the 1950s and ’60s. Today, raw juice bars are everywhere, and lots of people own juicers to make their own fresh and healthy drinks at home.
Most Americans are overfed, but undernourished. It is entirely possible that one of the contributing factors to the obesity epidemic is actually a shortage of the various phytochemicals our body utilizes to promote health. Our bodies may have some internal mechanism that senses the lack of the critical nutrition that we humans are designed to receive from plant foods.
Blueberries are among the most important foods for good health. The diverse and wondrous health benefits of blueberries are primarily due to their high content of specialized pigments known as anthocyanins.
Here are some surprising, but healthy ingredients that you can add to your smoothies!
Smoothies are instantly refreshing, satisfying, and delicious. We sometimes use them as a way to ingest foods that our bodies need that may not be so pleasant on their own.
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