You probably know you need to eat protein, but what is it? When you eat food that contains protein, the digestive juices in your stomach and intestine go to work. They break down the protein in food into basic units, called amino acids. The amino acids can then be reused to make the proteins your… Continue reading How can I get enough protein when I’m pregnant and breastfeeding?
Have you ever had a really busy morning filled with errands and appointments, when your stomach reminds you that it is now mid-morning and you haven’t eaten yet? Eating regularly is more important during pregnancy because the food you eat gives your body and baby nutrition and energy. As a dietitian, I hear many reasons why… Continue reading Breakfast-on-the-Go
What foods help your baby’s brain develop? As a dietitian, I’m often asked by pregnant clients what food they should eat to help their baby’s brain develop. The easy answer is to choose foods high in DHA, a type of omega-3 fat. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it’s important to get enough DHA. This healthy fat… Continue reading Brain food for you and your baby