Hey Everyone! Steph here today with a super quick but super useful post for you that’s all about some small tricks with HUGE health benefits. These tricks will help you to keep your diet on track while giving amazing health benefits for both you and your baby:
1. Eat Chocolate
Got your attention there, didn’t I? Well, it’s true that chocolate is good for you, but it can’t be just any old chocolate. It needs to be an ounce of high-cocoa content dark chocolate, which, when eaten several times a week may help prevent high blood pressure, a common problem during pregnancy. Still, better than brussel sprouts, right?
2. Eat Sunflower Seed Butter
3. Cook With Cast Iron To Get More Iron In Your Diet
Cooking in cast iron pots can add iron to your diet, helping to avoid anemia which is so common during pregnancy. I didn’t believe this one at first but crazily enough it’s true! Check out this study if you don’t believe it: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2002.tb09582.x/abstract
4. Sprinkle Flaxseed On Other Foods
A half tablespoon of ground flaxseed sprinkled on cereal and salads can help control cholesterol, which can sky rocket during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Flaxseeds have omega-3 fatty acids and phytochemicals called lignans which help keep your cholesterol under control.
Wasn’t that awesome? Four super quick and yet super healthy tips that you can add to your diet today! Hope you liked this post, if you like these quick and simple posts then please let us know in the comments!
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