Breakfast Today: Orange Ginger Smoothie

orange ginger smoothieIf you got a blender as a gift over the holidays and you have been experimenting with smoothies and juices, add this Orange Ginger Smoothie to your recipe list. The bright and fresh flavor of orange and the spicy heat of the ginger are a perfect combo to help you start the day. Plus, it has plenty of protein and heart healthy omegas.

Healthy fats are an important part of a good diet. The main omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Getting adequate amounts of these three fatty acids are vital to both heart and brain health. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Orange Ginger Smoothie”

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Series: Diet for a Healthy Pregnancy

salmon mealIn the last two posts about healthy pregnancy, I have discussed common problems during pregnancy and what supplements you should take. Today, I talk about my favorite topic, FOOD! As I said before, when it comes to pregnancy, I like to keep it simple. Sticking to whole foods is best for most women. And although pregnancy only requires 300 extra daily calories, the need for protein, essential fats, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc increases dramatically. Here are some important things to include in your diet for a healthy pregnancy.

Quality Protein

Pregnancy is a time of growth, making amino acids and protein especially important. Continue reading “Series: Diet for a Healthy Pregnancy”

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