Low folate in male diet linked to risk of offspring birth defects

Previous research has shown that what mothers eat during pregnancy affects the health of their offspring. But now, a new study suggests that a father’s diet prior to conception could also play an important role in their child’s health, particularly when it comes to consumption of folate. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Father’s diet before conception may be crucial for baby’s health

by Gwen Dewar, Ph.D. posted in Mom Stories When it comes to making babies, everybody knows that a mother’s lifestyle matters. During gestation, a mother’s habits and nutritional status can have powerful effects on the way a baby develops. Folate, for instance, is so important for brain development and the prevention of birth defects that… […]

The Clean Fifteen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an organization that creates public lists for consumers regarding pesticide levels in fruits and vegetables.  Each year the EWG creates the Dirty Dozen, which are the foods that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residue.  In addition, the EWG creates the Clean Fifteen, which are the top fifteen foods […]

Superfood: Kale

Kale has recently become the new trend in health food these days.  Kale chips, kale smoothies, kale salads… the list goes on.  So, what exactly is so great about this green?  Review the health benefits here, and soon you will be a believer. Anti-inflammatory and detoxifying: Kale reduces inflammatory processes in the body in addition to […]

Save Money: Workout at Home

Fitness doesn’t always come cheap.  High membership costs for specialized gyms and fancy health clubs makes maintaining a fit figure tough on the wallet. This article could help save both your time and money while trying some inexpensive workouts from home. Body weight workout – One of the great things about exercise is the versatility.  There are a […]

Nutrition for Expectant Mothers

One of the best gifts you can give your unborn baby is a healthy diet.  The quality of what you put into your body can jump start your child’s physical and mental development.  Focus on essential nutrients and your baby and body will thank you. What should your diet look like? There is no one […]

Winter Fitness Tips

Exercising in winter can be challenging.  Trying to stay fit and healthy in the winter can be challenging.  Remember some of these winter fitness tips to stay safe and healthy over the cold months. Stay hydrated. In the summertime, it seems as though we are always naturally reaching for our water bottles.  We are hot […]

Pregnancy Cravings Gone Healthy

The movies always show pickles and ice cream as a pregnant woman’s GO TO craving.  Whatever you’re craving, oftentimes it is not always the healthiest option on the menu.  Here are some healthy alternatives to satisfy a pregnancy craving without all the guilt and calories.   You are craving ice cream:  Instead of high fat […]

Make Fruit More Important

Making fruit an important part of your everyday eating routine provides your body with huge benefits.  People who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health, such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and […]

Cold Weather Food Traps

When the weather turns cold, we tend to turn to comfort foods.  Typically, these are high fat, high calorie choices that add a little extra to our midsection insulation.  Follow these tips to avoid falling into the trap of overconsumption of favorite, unhealthy cold weather foods. Avoid “creamy” anything! See the word creamy in a […]

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