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What Are Good Sources Of Iron During Pregnancy
Beans and greens!: Here are some iron rich foods: red meat (make sure it is well cooked) egg yolks (cooked) dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards) dried fruit (prunes, raisins) iron-enriched cereals and grains turkey or chicken giblets beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans artichokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
High fiber: Low nitrogen vegetables and water are the best. ...Read more
What are all the benefits of eating folic acid before pregnancy?And what are all the birth defects can be avoided during pregnancy?Pls hlp dr
Prevent birth defect: Eating Folic Acid or folate (folic acid) before/during early pregnancy dramatically prevents a group of serious birth defects called neural tube defects. It's most important in the first weeks of pregnancy ; since one often doesn't know they're pregnant until they miss their period, when they're already 2 weeks pregnant, it's crucial to have adequate folate (folic acid) before you know you're pregnant. Biotin helps too. ...Read more
Pls what are the benefits of folic acid before pregnancy? And what are the other things I should know when preparing for pregnancy? Thanks
Avoid birth defects: The use of folic acid in a prenatal vitamin is to avoid incomplete neural tube closure (spinal bifida ) which is an avoidable birth defect. Avoidance of alcohol, smoking, opioid abuse, and extreme physical sport activities in the last trimester are also recommended. Eating a well balanced diet is essential as well, Just remember that you(& your blood stream) are the "cafeteria line" for the fetus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folic Acid, Iron &: Calcium. 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
Super food!: Dates are rich in dietary fiber preventing LDL cholesterol absorption in the intestine and works as a laxative. Beneficial polyphenolic antioxidants, tannins, are present, as well as vitamin A, beta-carotene & lutein. Dates are an excellent source of iron & potassium as well as calcium, manganese, copper & pyridoxine (B6). Portability and low glycemic index make them a good post-workout choice. ...Read more
All fresh fruit!: Pregnant women can safely consume all fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables provided they wash them well with clean uncontaminated water and are not allergic to them. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus talk to nutritionist about the amount and type of fruits to consume. Don't overdo it with carrots/tomatoes because they can cause hypervitaminosis a - a potential teratogen. ...Read more
Healthy foods: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many!: There are many, many healthy foods. It's easier to answer what's not healthy. Unhealthy foods include most fast foods, foods that are heavily processed, foods that include artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives, foods that are excessively salty, foods that are fried, and the list goes on. Basically, if it comes out of the dirt and isn't spayed with toxins, it's probably good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many choices: Liver health is extremely important for many bodily processes, including detoxification. Nutrients found in foods like garlic, ginger, cilantro, parsley, beets and lemons are known to help with detoxification. Water is always a good idea. For those with liver enzyme elevations, the herb milk thistle has been studied and shown to be helpful in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and unpasteurized fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. Other than that anything goes - eat a well balanced meal. ...Read more
Doctors, what are the benefits of taking a fish oil supplement, and what are the negatives, if any?
100% RDA.: FDA official guidelines http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/labelingnutrition/ucm064928.htm Note, B vitamins are water soluble and overdoses of them are probably impossible. Niacin, however at 500 mg amts is associatted with unpleasant flushing feeling in MOST people who take it. ...Read more
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