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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Food Advice During Pregnancy

A pair of articles appeared today with pertinent advice for those who are currently pregnant. I'll just excerpt the parts that are most relevant.

What Does Your First Trimester Diet Contain? by Apurva Shree in The American Chronicle.

Lots of carbohydrates, protein, iron, calcium, and fibers are what you need at this time. This is the time to substitute refined fats and sugars with diary products brimming with protein and calcium. If you are lactose-intolerant, go for beans, tofu, corn tortillas, fresh fruits, and dark green leafy vegetables. In addition to this, you need to drink about 6-8 glasses of water everyday, to fulfill your requirement of fluid during pregnancy. However, this doesn’t mean that you gulp down cups of tea, coffee, and soda. It’s plain water that’s healthy.

Experts bust the nine biggest myths about what to expect. by Alonna Friedman in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
MYTH 4: Cut out the cheese

True! Well, you don't have to ban all cheeses. Some kinds, such as Cheddar and Swiss, are innocuous because they have been pasteurized. It's the soft, unpasteurized products such as brie, feta and goat cheese that might carry food-borne illnesses. If you're lucky, the market you frequent will carry pasteurized versions -- just start looking at labels more often. And then you can still enjoy your crackers with cheese.

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