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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


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I know pregnant women should avoid salicylic acid; however, I heard that berries are high in salicylic acid. Is it safe to eat berries when pregnant?

I know pregnant women should avoid salicylic acid; however, I heard that berries are high in salicylic acid. Is it safe to eat berries when pregnant?

Salicylates: An insightful question, that taught me a bit. Yes berries do rate "high" in content for salicylic acid as do a lot of other spicy or tasty foods. Compared to an aspirin your consumption is miniscule, so enjoy most healthy foods as you are eating "for two" now. ...Read more

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Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, i've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy(4 month)in danger?

Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, i've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy(4 month)in danger?

Unknown, prob. fine: As is often the case, there is little research on this subject. Some people say that goji berries contain betaine (; perhaps other compounds) that can cause miscarriage but if you did not have a miscarriage in the first 3 months it is unlikely now. Others recommend 10 gr/day- see http://www.Thesuperfoods.Net/goji-berry/should-you-take-goji-berries-during-pregnancy i think you should not worry! ...Read more

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What should you eat on the acai-berry diet?

What should you eat on the acai-berry diet?

Only if: Acai berrys are only good if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Is acai berry powder safe to consume during pregnacy?

Is acai berry powder safe to consume during pregnacy?

Yes: Don't spend too much money on these berries. There's nothing magic about them. Congratulations on your pregnancy. This might be a great time to reacquire your taste for natural fruits and vegetables -- much cheaper, much more enjoyable and just as good for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is acai berry safe fot newborns?

Is acai berry safe fot newborns?

Safe or good?: Newborns should be fed one and only one thing that is breastmilk, or if unavailable formula. Other items very from unhealthy, to allergenic to unsafe, unless told otherwise by a doctor to treat a specific condition. ...Read more

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Are acai berry supplements good to eat for weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements good to eat for weight loss?

Only if: Only if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Do you know if acai berries are safe for lupus nephritis patients?

Do you know if acai berries are safe for lupus nephritis patients?

Yes: Acai berries have more antioxidants than many other berries.Health benefits have not been confirmed, but there is no harm in lupus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an acai berry supplement from whole foods for weight loss?

Is it safe to use an acai berry supplement from whole foods for weight loss?

Basic info.: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more

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