Healthy Pregnancy

What to Eat (and Avoid) When You're Pregnant

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:36

Getting pregnant is usually an exciting time. Avoiding lattes and red wine for nine months? Not so much. But is it really necessary to cut out caffeine, alcohol, cheese and sushi while you are pregnant? Here's the latest research on what to avoid and what to be cautious about. Plus, learn which foods and key nutrients you should definitely eat for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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Foods to Boost—or Bust—Fertility

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/09/2010 - 14:25

Fertility Foods for Super Sperm

With fertility treatments on the rise, it’s natural to wonder if eating certain foods can boost one’s baby-making odds. In fact, recent studies have revealed that foods and specific nutrients can enhance a man’s virility. Find out which foods can amp—or dampen—virility.—Ana Mantica

How Much Folate Do You Need?

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 12:23
Every time the body makes new cells, it needs folate, the B vitamin that’s abundant in beans, fruits and vegetables—leafy greens in particular. Folate is essential for processing vitamin B12, and recent studies suggest it might help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, colorectal cancer and strokes. Folate also helps prevent neural-tube birth defects (NTDs), such as spina bifida. In fact, since 1998 when the U.S.

Pregnancy Diet and Nutrition Information

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/30/2009 - 15:51
You’re having a baby! Already, things are starting to feel a little out of your control: one minute you’re glowing and the next you’re nauseated. Half an hour later, you’re hit with a sudden undeniable craving for mango. Of course, in the midst of all this, you want to nourish your growing baby with all the nutrients it needs, and you’re hungry for information on the best way to do that. How can you be sure you’re filling up on the right foods? Is there anything you can eat when morning sickness is making you miserable? Is fish off-limits—or a must-have food for a mom-to-be?

Healthy Pregnancy Diet Quick Tips

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 10:50
Healthy Pregnancy Diet Quick Tips

Easy ways to eat right when you are expecting a baby.

When you’re pregnant, you have a lot to think about. While your diet should be one of them (there are key changes you need to make), eating healthy when you’re expecting shouldn’t feel overwhelming. Here our nutrition experts provide easy tips for maximizing your health while you’re pregnant.