Monthly Archives: August 2014

Iphone App for Pregnancy

A new iphone app helps pregnant women and nursing women eat fish safely.  Fish4Health helps women track their seafood intake, fish oil supplements, healthy fats and mercury. Pregnant and nursing women are supposed to avoid fish high in mercury and contaminants and consume about 8-12 ounces of fish per week.

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Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

A new study published in BMJ’s Journal of Epidemiology found that eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day is indeed the magic number to strive for. Evidence shows that consuming 5 fruits and vegetables decreased the risk of heart disease and cancer. Interestingly, this particular study did not find additional benefits above 5 […]

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Baby On The Way? Exercise Away!

There are many benefits to exercising during pregnancy; these benefits last throughout the duration of the pregnancy, the labor and delivery, and the recovery period.  Pre-natal activity leads to improved muscular strength and endurance, increased cardiovascular fitness, better posture, and an improvement in circulation, energy levels, and self-esteem. Additionally, exercise can decrease or prevent constipation, […]

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New Gluten-Free Labeling

New gluten-free labeling went into effect on Tuesday, August 5th. Per the FDA, any packaged food with a label of “gluten-free” cannot contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. However, the use of the label is not mandatory. Therefore, people with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities still must be avid food label readers […]

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Berries are Powerful!

Eat lots of berries! They are less than 100 calories per cup, high in fiber, and full of antioxidants and vitamins. Raspberries and blackberries are highest in fiber, strawberries are highest in vitamin C, and blueberries are highest in antioxidants. Frozen berries can be just as nutritious as fresh – just make sure there are […]

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