Tag: pregnancy

Nutrition News: Healthiest Veggie-Cooking Methods, Pregnancy Obesity Risks, Silk For Fresh Fruit

by in Food News, May 13, 2016

Healthier veggie prep

We all know vegetables are healthy, but some ways of preparing them are healthier than others. In general, cooked beats raw, CNN reports, noting, “Studies show the process of cooking actually breaks down tough outer layers and cellular structure of many vegetables, making it easier for your body to absorb their nutrients.” And while the ideal method may differ slightly for different vegetables, the news site reports, as a rule of thumb it’s often best to steam (don’t boil) or microwave your veggies and “keep cooking time, temperature and the amount of liquid to a minimum.” Then throw in a wee bit of olive oil and you’re good to go. Read more

Nutrition News: Healthier Hershey’s Kisses, Pregnancy Weight Guidelines, Ditching Sugary Sodas

by in Food News, December 4, 2015

A healthier Kiss

The thing about Hershey’s Kisses and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars is that they’re always reliably the same, right? Not this year. Hershey’s has announced that both of those candy staples will now be made with simple, recognizable ingredients and no artificial flavors. The formula change, starting with holiday Hershey’s Kisses, is part of the chocolate giant’s larger commitment to greater transparency about ingredients. “We started making our great-tasting chocolate in 1894 with ingredients you might find in your pantry, like cocoa, milk, sugar and vanilla, and we’re continuing that tradition today,” Mary-Ann Somers, Hershey’s vice president and general manager of U.S. confection, said in a press release. “People want to see ingredients that they know and are familiar with in their foods and we’re listening.” The holiday Kisses will also come in packs featuring a SmartLabel QR code that provides consumer access to information about nutrition and allergens. Read more

Healthy Pregnancy: Judgment Calls

by in Healthy Pregnancy, September 24, 2009

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There are a few schools of thought about avoiding caffeine, alcohol and artificial sweeteners. Here is how I’m approaching it.

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Healthy Pregnancy: Making Food Your Friend, Not the Enemy

by in Healthy Pregnancy, September 16, 2009

No doubt, being pregnant is wonderful, but there are definitely a few things that aren’t so fabulous. Eating especially can bring on the problems, but food can also be your friend in times of need.

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Healthy Pregnancy: Don't Eat for Two

by in Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Tips, September 3, 2009

“Are you hungry? Have more! You’re eating for two now.”

I’m pregnant with my first child, and it seems like everywhere I go everyone keeps telling me to eat, eat and eat some more. When you’re expecting, figuring out what and how much to eat can be tricky (even for a dietitian like me). Here is what I’m keeping in mind to help me stay healthy and energized. Rule #1: You’re not eating for two. Sorry!

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