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Can I Eat Blueberries While Pregnant
Can you eat too many vegetables while pregnant? I blend 4 cups of veggies daily with almond milk, a banana and a half cup of blueberries. Is this safe
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Is it safe to defrost blueberries in the microwave? I heard some zapping and it made me nervous. Did this for over a year including when pregnant.
Microwave ovens: Simply heat an item by agitating its molecules. The "radiation" is non-ionizing, meaning it does not alter the dna or molecular structure of the food the way x-rays and gamma rays can. So the only damage to blueberries (or any other food) would be from over heating. "zapping" can occur from sparks when a metalic container is used or from steam "exploding." defrosting blueberries is safe. ...Read more
Is it possible to have too many antioxidants? I eat a lot of blueberries and am wondering if it can have a reverse affect?
OD on blueberries!: I certainly have never seen anyone over-dosed on blueberries, but i suppose anything is possible. Blueberries are good for general health, but having too much of one thing may mean you are not eating something else that are also important, such as leafy veggies, diaries, other fruits, meats/eggs, nuts etc... If u are doing this already and no stomach upset, enjoy the berries. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You decide: Most of what you read about health on the internet is disinformation. Supplementing with oxidants as a key to health and longevity failed most of the major studies of the past 40 years; if blueberries are somehow magic, nobody's shown it. If you're interested in this area, get with a scientific physician with a holistic orientation who can help you sort through the huge amount of rubbish. ...Read more
I get constapated and feel miserable every time I eat blueberries this has only been a problem in the past 7 years. prior to that I had no problem.
More wiener news: For public health topics, .Gov sites offer credible information. Usda even sends out safety alerts for specific products. For more on the hot dog debate, check out http://www.Fsis.Usda.Gov/factsheets/hot_dogs/index.Asp and to all pregnant women and moms of wee ones, please follow strict food handling procedures and watch those who prepare your food. If in doubt, don't eat out! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
300 calories: In general, 300 additional daily calories are all that is needed to ensure adequate fetal growth and optimal nutrition for mother and baby. Women who enter pregnancy significantly underweight may need to eat additional calories to compensate for their pre-pregnancy health status. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just one plus...: The recommended weight gain for pregnancy is 25-30 lbs. During first trimester, some women may gain some 2-4 lbs, others none, still others may actualy lose some due to v/n etc..As pregnancy progresses, mom's caloric intake increases, maybe 400-500 cal extra daily at end of pregnancy...But not for 2. F/u with doc regular and follow the OB advice for proper diet/wt gain.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In moderation: It's ok to eat tuna in pregnancy in moderation. It should be fully cooked, not raw. You should only eat one to two servings of seafood a week because seafood has mercury in it. Seafood also has a lot of great nutrients for a developing baby so if you enjoy it, just do it in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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