The 100 Healthiest Foods to Eat During Pregnancy: The Surprising Unbiased Truth about Foods You Should be Eating During Pregnancy but Probably Aren't

The 100 Healthiest Foods to Eat During Pregnancy: The Surprising Unbiased Truth about Foods You Should be Eating During Pregnancy but Probably Aren't

by Jonny Bowden, Allison Tannis
     
 

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Eat the best foods for your baby’s development!

Nutrition is never more critical than during pregnancy. What you choose to put on your plate affects you and your baby’s health not just in utero but for years to come. However, many nutritional guidelines for pregnancy are complex, confusing, and offer an uninspiring list of things to eat

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Eat the best foods for your baby’s development!

Nutrition is never more critical than during pregnancy. What you choose to put on your plate affects you and your baby’s health not just in utero but for years to come. However, many nutritional guidelines for pregnancy are complex, confusing, and offer an uninspiring list of things to eat for the next nine months.

Backed up by the latest nutritional research, this guide debunks pregnancy food myths and uncovers a number of surprising food choices that are superfoods for expectant mothers.

  • Anchovies are a high-protein, naturally salty snack—a great food for avoiding feelings of nausea; and they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which foster baby’s brain development during the first trimester.

  • Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet containing high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, plus fiber, B vitamins, and other minerals. Their mild, slightly sweet flavor makes them appealing if you’re suffering from morning sickness.

  • Cherries contain melatonin, an antioxidant hormone that promotes healthy sleep for you and stimulates cell growth in your growing baby.

  • Celery is a healthy snack rich in silica, a mineral which tones and firms your skin—the perfect nutritional support for your stretching and expanding breasts and belly.

This one-of-a-kind nutrition reference guide is also packed with helpful quick-reference charts and sidebars, highlighting healthy (but no less delicious!) substitutes for commonly craved foods like ice cream and potato chips. You’ll also discover the most up-to-date research regarding pregnancy dilemmas, such as how to get more omega-3s from fish in your diet while avoiding mercury. It’s pregnancy nutrition made easy!

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Easy to read and use as a reference. - Library Journal Xpress

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592334001
Publisher:
Fair Winds Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
212,895
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S, is the author of fourteen health books including the bestselling The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. He has a master's degree in psychology and counseling and a Ph.D. in nutrition, and he has earned six national certifications in personal training and exercise. He is board certified by the American College of Nutrition, is a member of the prestigious American Society for Nutrition, and speaks frequently at conferences and events across the country. www.jonnybowden.com

Allison Tannis is a nutritional scientist and educator of nutrition and food. She is the author of Vitality: Quest for a Healthy Diet and Probiotic Rescue: How You Can Use Probiotics to Fight Cholesterol, Cancer, Superbugs, Digestive Complaints and More and host of the radio sensation Healthy Living in southern Ontario. Allison is dedicated to making the science of health easy to swallow. She writes for numerous national health magazines and can been seen as a guest on health-related television and radio shows across Canada. Allison is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a practice based in Newmarket, Ontario. Her specialty is helping people discover how to arm themselves with the tools they need to live healthier.

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