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What foods to eat while pregnant for healthy children?

What foods to eat while pregnant for healthy children?

Well balanced diet: Eat a well balanced diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables, plenty of fluids, a source of protein and iron, and calcium. Limit caffeine and drink no alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are healthy foods to eat while pregnant?

What are healthy foods to eat while pregnant?

Specific Needs: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks to eat while dieting?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks to eat while dieting?

Fresh fruit: Fresh fruit have fiber, nutrients and are about 80-100 calories per serving. They are not processed and require no preparation. You can take an apple or orange with you anywhere and they are filling for the small amount of calories they provide. ...Read more

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Is fried fish good for pregnant woman?

Is fried fish good for pregnant woman?

The mercury content: Should be assessed. Different types of fish can have markedly varied mercury content. ...Read more

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What are healthy nutritious lo cal foods to eat while breastfeeding?

What are healthy nutritious lo cal foods to eat while breastfeeding?

Fruit and Veggies: Almost any fresh fruit or vegetable should meet your criteria. ...Read more

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What processed foods are healthy for my heart?

What processed foods are healthy for my heart?

None: Processed foods have little nutritional value. They are loaded with sodium and other additives which are not heart healthy. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit is the way to go. ...Read more

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What gluten free foods can I eat and still maintain a healthy bmi?

What gluten free foods can I eat and still maintain a healthy bmi?

Meditteranean Diet: Let us not forget that if you eat a modified meditteranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables and lean meat, these are all naturally gluten free. If you are talking about snacks, well then the operative word is snack and is most probably high in fat producing carbs. Quinoa is a gluten free grain found in gluten free breads and pastas that is rich in protein. ...Read more

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Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?

Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant.  Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins.  Concern for baby?

Ok: If you have been a picky eater all your life there is not much you can do now. Ideally, a balanced, varied diet during pregnancy is recommended, but in your case it seems like you are doing the best you can. ...Read more

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Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more

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Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Balanced diet .Wash all vegetables. Prenatal vitamins. Avoid smoked, uncooked meats(deli)/poultry/seafood ,rare meats- could harbor bacteria( listeria).Fish high in mercury. Fresh,washed, greens- there have been infections in bagged salads. Rarely listeria has been in soft unprocessed/pasturized cheese and ice cream. Avoid alcohol. Discuss with doc www.americanpregnancy.org/foods-to-avoid ...Read more

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Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Controversial: There have been so many cases of sprouts contaminated by e. Coli or other pathologic bacteria, it's difficult to advise. If you know the producer of the sprouts is fastidious about their handling & preparation, they should be ok but if there is any doubt, don't risk them. ...Read more

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Are all gluten-free foods healthy for you?

No: There is nothing inherently healthier about a gluten-free diet unless you are one of the people with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance. In fact, most processed gluten-free foods are high glycemic and lower in fiber than their gluten-containing counterparts. If you are relying on a gluten-free diet, choose whole unprocessed lean meats and vegetables and fruits and avoid the packaged junk. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods to eat to promote a positive lifestyle?

Aim for at least 5: Servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. Make it a goal to eat fresh, organic produce of varied colors. All of these different colored foods carry varied enzymes. ...Read more

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How can I maintain a healthy vegetarian diet if breastfeeding?

How can I maintain a healthy vegetarian diet if breastfeeding?

Diversity: Make sure to have a good supply of diverse vegtables, fruits and protein in the form of some type of bean. Eggs are a good source if you normally eat those also. Making sure you have an adequate supply of vegtables, fruits, fiber and adequate hydration should help a lot. ...Read more

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Anyway, what are some good foods for gaining weight healthily?

Anyway, what are some good foods for gaining weight healthily?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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I am planning to eat healthy and loose weight what vegetables can I eat foods that are low in calories and keep me healthy?

I am planning to eat healthy and loose weight what vegetables can I eat foods that are low in calories and keep me healthy?

Eat real food: If your food existed 75 years ago then it is probably healthy. Don't eat foods with more than 5 ingredients despite health claims on the box. Almost any vegetable is healthy and low in calories. Fruits may have high calories but the benefits outweigh the downsides. Don't over indulge. Eat a goodsize breakfast, medium lunch and a small dinner and the pounds will come off. Stop eating out! ...Read more

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I am looking for foods that are healthy for a low tyramine diet.?

I am looking for foods that are healthy for a low tyramine diet.?

? Migraine: If tyramine problem=migraine, here is a list of foods that are rich in tyramine to avoid triggering headaches: chocolate, yoghurt, all cheese except cottage cheese, smoked/pickled fish/meats (inc herring, caviar, bologna, salami, pepperoni), liver, avocados, bananas, figs, raisins+ red wine. Check out my plate recommendations for food ideas, alternatives. From a fellow migraineur since childhood:). ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy, good tasting, and filling meals to eat for weight loss?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy, good tasting, and filling meals to eat for weight loss?

Some good resources: www.choosemyplate.org www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/healthy-recipes/recipeindex www.Heart.Org/.../gettinghealthy/.../recipes/recipes_ucm_001184_... Have fun and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

Depends: It depends on your current weight and the level of obesity. You should talk to your Ob about it. As long as you take in the essential vitamins and have a good mix of diet choices, you should be fine. I applaud you in taking the initiative to maintain your weight during this critical time of your life. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more