Eating for Two: The Basics on Good Fats for your Baby Bump

Everyone requires omega-3s and omega-6s, but the need is crucial during pregnancy and lactation. Increased omega nutrition is required during pregnancy for the proper development of the mammary glands, placenta, and uterus, and for the development of the fetus, especially during the last trimester of pregnancy, when the fetus absorbs the greatest amounts of healthful…

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Beat those Baby Blues with Omega-3s

Within four days after delivery, the mother’s tissue demands for nutrients such as the omega-3s are several times those of the pregnant uterus before term. In fact, recent research confirms that 700 to 800 mg of DHA is taken up by the breast milk in the first three months postpartum, and the mother supplementing in the…

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Omega-3s for your little one’s immune system

There are three groups of nutrients that are believed to be critical for the development of a healthy immune system in your baby. First of all, breast-feeding (albeit challenging at first, but so important) gives your baby valuable colostrum (especially during the first few days), which research proves is full of healthful antibodies needed by the…

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Increase your “Happy Cholesterol”: HDL

Research shows that HDL cholesterol tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver for disposal. HDL acts like a bottom-feeder in a fish tank. It cleans off the walls of the blood vessels, thus removing excess LDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is known as “good” cholesterol because a high level of…

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