Nutritional advice during Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is the period between egg fertilization until birth, which lasts about 9 months. From that moment begins a new life, and changes in the mother’s body are very important.

Both ovulation and menstruation are inhibited. The uterus, to accommodate the fetus, also progressively increases in size, being 50 gr., Normal state, can weigh a kilo in the last months of pregnancy.

The breasts increase in size, appear vomiting, and nausea, increased urination as well as the desire for sleep.

Given these and other changes experienced by women during pregnancy, should be answered through an adequate nutrient intake. This does not mean eating for two, and in an exaggerated manner, but must be nurtured to ensure both the nutrition of the baby as his own.

The fundamental change is the formation of new tissues of both women, placenta and fetus. Moreover, given the weight gain is experienced, it should also increase caloric intake, to maintain all vital functions.

This requires a diet or a balanced diet, varied and correct. The role of food will ensure both the health of the baby and mother. Therefore, feeding during these 9 months should not be subject to fads or topics almost always misunderstandings that can lead to considerable danger for both.

Tips to consider:

1. It is always best to choose fresh foods, avoid canned, cooked, frozen or ready to eat.
2. With regard to ways of cooking, the best are grilled, steamed, boiled or baked.
3. Do not take fried, chipped, sautéed and breaded daily, consuming only very occasionally.
4. Avoid high fat meats, sausages and meats. Continue reading “Nutritional advice during Pregnancy”

Vegetables Properties

vegetables properties All vegetables are very healthy foods; the properties of vegetables turn them into the best foods we can consume. Besides the great variety of vegetables available, they can be prepared with plenty of dishes. To accompany other foods or as main course.

When preparing a salad of various vegetables and supplemented with meat, fish, cheese, pasta, rice or vegetables, you get a balanced meal without nutrient deficiencies. The plant foods in our diet should predominate. Although this is not always so, especially in children.

Some vegetables have high water content; this gives properties particularly useful for weight loss due to the diuretic and purification they possess. The absence of fat and fewer calories contributed by vegetables is another reason why they are ideal foods to maintain body weight and fight obesity. Also is possible to reduce the level of cholesterol and triglycerides. This is a good form of prevention for all types of diseases and cardiovascular disorders. Continue reading “Vegetables Properties”

Menopause: Nutrition is important

Women in Menopause nutrition is a mustA balanced, healthy diet helps in menopause to reduce side effects. In addition, sport helps to reduce complaints.

A remedy for symptoms during menopause is a balanced, healthy diet and exercise. The best prior to entering the menopause! Especially on high amounts of salt, coffee, nicotine, alcohol and chocolate should give up. A high consumption of meat and sugar should be avoided. Adequate exercise is a must! Proper nutrition and a balanced fittest attitude make the same amount, so slight depression are rare or even absent.

Avoid stress

Stress should also be avoided as much as possible and relaxation breaks are inserted into everyday life. Especially in the job it is also open to handle the situation, for example, sudden hot flashes do not be too embarrassing. In menopause, Continue reading “Menopause: Nutrition is important”