For adults and children, too much sugar intake could lead to increased weight gain and cavities. Sugary foods may also replace foods that are higher in nutrients making them a less healthy choice. In pregnancy, excess sugar can cause the same problems. If excess sugar intake causes weight gain above the recommended amount in pregnancy… Continue reading How much sugar is too much?
Author: Lauren Tucker, RD
How can I get enough calcium if I don’t drink milk?
Many people ask me how they can get enough calcium during pregnancy. Sometimes they are lactose intolerant, occasionally they have a milk allergy or often they just don't like the taste of milk. Some people also find that their ability to digest dairy products or their desire to eat dairy changes in pregnancy. It might surprise… Continue reading How can I get enough calcium if I don’t drink milk?
Easy taco salad recipe
This recipe is high in Iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin A -- important nutrients for mom-to-be. This taco salad recipe is a great way to dress up a boring salad and turn it into a main meal. The beef, beans and spinach in this recipe are good sources of iron. Iron helps carry oxygen throughout… Continue reading Easy taco salad recipe