Top 6 Super Foods For New Mothers

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By Mike Chapman

pregnantSummary: Congratulations to the new mommies there! While you have entered the new phase of life, with your happiness, you responsibilities have multiplied to a great number. Now you need to be very careful with everything, especially with your diet. Let’s find out what kind of super-food can make you feel better and healthy.

Hope you are enjoying this time. You have just brought a new life in the world and now most of your time goes with him. Your world revolves around the little baby and this at times leaves you wondering where your energy and time fly away. It is something what every new mom worries about. If you are also in the same dilemma, what to have and what not to, for increased energy level, here is the solution.

Have a look at the 5 super-food which can do wonder to your and the baby’s health together. Check out:

1. High-fiber cereal: The new mothers make sure you take a bowl at breakfast daily. This will surely satisfy your hunger and prevent you from a common problem in new moms, i.e. constipation. Due to breastfeeding hormones, the process of intestines slows down. You can take any general multi-bran cereals along with a dollop of low-fat yogurt. This combination serves your body with the right amount of calcium. Also you get probiotics (a good bacteria), which aid your digestive system.

2. Eggs: This one is a boon for the moms who really worry a lot about their post pregnancy weight. Having eggs in your daily diet helps you to shed baby weight. You can add it to breakfast and then you can cut down the high calories for rest of the day. Do you know that a single egg has 5 or 6 grams of filling protein approximately? Thus, it will stop those munchies you are forced to have after few hours. Along this, eggs are known to be one of nature’s best sources of choline. As all nutrients are passed to your infant through the breast milk, this will be greatly helpful in building the memory center of a baby’s brain.

3. Salmon: It has been known for its amazing nutritional value. Containing a high amount of a fat, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), salmon helps in development of your newborn’s nervous system. It is a rich source of protein and vitamin B12. Thus, it will prevent you from postpartum depression. You can add two main servings of salmon in a week. In addition, add wild and fresh salmon rather than the frozen one.

4. Brown Rice: You are in love with the rice. No problem, but you need to switch to the brown option. These are healthy whole-grain carbohydrates, and are something very important for all new mothers. Include them to your diet as it helps you keep your energy level high and make your blood sugar level consistent. As compared to white rice, it has more fiber and other essential nutrients which help in increasing the breast milk supply and quality.

5. Nuts and seeds: Packed with high nutrition, they serve as a great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, fiber, and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. You need to add them to your daily need. It will protect you from heart diseases. Also it works as an anti-aging agent, which is highly useful for your skin. Always keep a handful of almonds or an apple with almond butter with you.

fruitswhite6. Blueberries: New mothers need to add blueberries to their diet. Being a rich agent of antioxidants, these fruits help you to destroy the free radicals. It is beneficial for you and your baby, and protects you both from several diseases. Having vitamins and minerals in abundance, a nursing mother needs healthy dose of carbohydrates and blueberries are the most apt food. You can include two or more servings of the juicy berries daily.

Consuming them in the right amount will get the energy to look after your newborn and also help you retain your figure back. Isn’t that all you have been looking for!

Mike Chapman is Health and fitness consultant associated with Dr. Scabies providing professional advice to seekers on dermal issues. He is also passionate about writing on Health, Fitness and Natural remedies. He love to shares his experience in his words with online followers, visitors and friends.

Super Eye Health – Part 2

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By Benjamin Trahan

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

Spinach

greenlettuceIt is considered by many to be the king of the leafy greens. However, other greens, such as collard greens and kale are also good choices. They all contain high amounts of lutein, which is shown by studies to help reduce the chance of macular degeneration or cataracts. Many health specialists advise that people who are already suffering from eye diseases or have a history of it in their family should make sure that spinach is a big part of their daily diet.

Fish

Fish such as salmon, sardines and any other cold-water fish are believed to bestow their consumers with great eyesight benefits. They are full of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, which focuses on the retina and helps to stop plaque from forming in that area. In order for fish to work it’s magic on your eyes, it’s recommended you eat at least 16 ounces worth of fish weekly.

Blueberries

These fruits also help when it comes to protecting your eyes. They contain many antioxidants and are considered to be anti-inflammatory amongst other things. It’s believed that a regular intake of blueberries will improve your eyesight while strengthening the blood vessels located in the back of one’s eye. Finally, they contain anthocyanin, which helps to stop the arteries that feed oxygen to the retinas from becoming blocked.

While not a superfood, an article found on EyeCare20/20’s blog entitled “Could Drinking Green Tea Lead To Better Eye Health?” states that green tea may be just as beneficial to one’s eye health as superfoods. The article states that green tea contains large amounts of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and catechins, which are both antioxidant compounds. EGCG helps to protect the area of our eyes that is responsible for the transmission of image and non-image forming information. Catechin is also important because it helps to protect the fragile parts of the eye from diseases such as glaucoma.

Most people take pride in being healthy. They make sure they are up to date on vaccines, wash their hands obsessively, and more. However, most people seem to forget that their eyes are just as susceptible to disease as any other part of their body. While super foods have many benefits, they can’t cure everything. Yet, when food both tastes good and is full of health benefits such as improved eye health, who wouldn’t want to at least try encorporating those foods into their daily diet?

– Benjamin is an aspiring Journalist who spends most of his days researching & writing about a variety of topics like eyecare and health. He works closely with EyeCare20/20 to keep his information up to date and accurate. Benjamin currently resides in Virginia where he recently graduated from Old Dominion University with a major in English. You can contact him with any questions at benjamin@marketingzen.com.

Super Eye Health – Part 1

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By Benjamin Trahan

eyeThe world has to be seen to be believed. Yet, to truly appreciate the beautiful sights that the world has to offer one must take good care of their eyes. Eyes, just like any other part of the body, need to be taken care of. If not properly taken care of, you run the risk of infection or decreased eyesight. Some ways to prevent this, such as trying not to touch your eyes, seem obvious. However, did you know that eating certain super foods can also help your eyesight?

The definition of what a super food is varies depending upon whom you ask. Yet, most super foods are qualified by a few key characteristics, according to the article “What’s So Super About Superfoods?” featured in A Woman’s Health:

• They are full of nutrients that are very important to one’s physical health and their well-being. These nutrients include antioxidants, minerals, and more.

• They are low in calories or harmful substances such as trans-fats.

• Super foods are known for the many benefits they bring to those who eat them.
These benefits vary from person to person but in general super foods are believed to help combat disease and improve one’s health. According to most dieticians, many fruits and vegetables are good examples of super foods.

However, each super food has certain unique benefits that are believed to be brought about by eating it. Some are said to help decrease the risk of certain illnesses. However, a few super foods actually have a surprising quality: they can help to protect and even strengthen one’s eyesight. Certain super foods contain antioxidants and nutrients that are believed to help protect their consumers against eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. According to an article called “10 Super Foods to Protect Vision” by Jennifer Nelson, the following super foods can help with one’s vision:

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

– Benjamin is an aspiring Journalist who spends most of his days researching & writing about a variety of topics like eyecare and health. He works closely with EyeCare20/20 to keep his information up to date and accurate. Benjamin currently resides in Virginia where he recently graduated from Old Dominion University with a major in English. You can contact him with any questions at benjamin@marketingzen.com.

Super Simple Tips To Help Kidney Problems Down The Road – Part 2

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By Monica Moran

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

fruitswhite3. Make Sure That You Drink Plenty of Fresh Fruit/Vegetable Juice

Now don’t feel that drinking juice will result in you becoming a super human being who can’t get any sort of diseases. But you should look at it as something you should do to help improve the health of your kidneys and your overall health and well being.

The other great benefit of drinking fresh vegetable juice on a regular basis is that it will allow your digestive system to become extremely efficient, which of course will result in it being able to absorb all the excess water in your body with great ease, and at the same time get rid of all the waste products that are floating about.

However if you happen to be a person that is suffering from kidney stones then you must totally avoid making juice from spinach, collard greens and beets. The reason for this is that these vegetables are naturally higher in oxalic acid which actually causes more and more kidney stones from being made.

4. Make Sure You Start Eating Clean and Healthy

You need to know and appreciate that all that happens inside your body is directly the result of the foods that you put in your body.

If you happen to eat foods that are unhealthy and toxic in nature then it will ultimately affect the organs of your body in a negative way.

This is why I highly encourage each and every one of you to totally avoid consuming processed junk foods from now on.

So what should you be focused on eating?

Well, as your primary concern is to better the health of your kidneys… you should focus on those foods that will help keep them as healthy as possible. So in this case I’d recommend that you focus on eating things such as green tea, garlic, parsley, celery, asparagus and fish.

5. Work Hard To Take All The Right Supplements

healthillustratedThe number one supplement that I’d recommend you take is that of cranberry extract. The reason I’d recommend this is because it will actively protect your bladder while at the same time keeping the overall health of your kidneys in great condition.

So how is this red berry so effective in keeping your kidneys functioning in optimal condition? Well, it’s all down to their ability to prevent harmful bacteria from getting stuck on the outer lining of your kidneys.

Cranberries also have the power to reduce inflammation and on top of that they contain a wonderful amount of antioxidants.

For the best results, I’d recommend that you take at least 400 mg of cranberry extract a day.

On top of cranberry extract I’d recommend that you start taking vitamin D supplements. Lack of vitamin D in the system is linked directly to having serious kidney problems.

Ensure that you’re getting in at least 2000 IU of vitamin D a day.

You have to appreciate that your kidneys were designed to last for your whole entire life. Making sure that you look after them by implementing the tips that I share in this article will mean that you will enjoy a life with great health and vitality… exactly what you want.

– If you enjoyed this article then be sure to check out Monica’s blog over at renaldietcure.com. There you’ll find some really interesting articles on a variety of different topics such as developing a positive frame of mind even though you have to deal with a disease! Do check it out, you might actually learn something really interested!

Super Simple Tips To Help Kidney Problems Down The Road – Part 1

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By Monica Moran

grandparentchildIf you’re like any other person out there then you’re probably already be doing something to try and improve the condition of your health.

We all on some level try to do things that will result in us avoiding getting diseases such as Diabetes and Alzheimer’s, while at the same time doing those things that will result in our heart health going up and up.

However can you even remember a time when you actually thought about improving the health of your kidneys? If not, maybe it’s time that you started paying them a little more attention.

You can literally say that after your heart, your kidneys are the most important organ in your body. They are responsible for filtering about 200 quarts of blood everyday.

Another extremely important job they have is to filter about 2 quarts of excess water a day… and all the waste that’s left is transported to the bladder where it is stored as urine.

Your kidney’s also produce hormones that regulate the blood chemicals that are floating about in your body.

So naturally you’d want to take the correct steps to make sure that your kidneys remain in their optimal condition for the rest of your life.

Here are some solid tips to help you keep your kidneys in remarkable health.

1. Start Drinking Way More Water Than You Already Do

Make sure that you remain as hydrated as possible because doing so will ensure that the volume and concentration of your blood will remain largely consistent.

watercupDrinking plenty of water will also result in your digestive system running as smooth as possible, and it will also ensure that your body temperature remains stable and finally staying hydrated will mean that all the toxins in your body will be removed as quickly as possible.

To get all of this done, you’re going to want to drink about 64 ounces of water each and every day.

However if you happen to be suffering from kidney problems already or you happen to sweat a lot more than normal then I’d highly recommend that you drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces in water.

So for example this would mean drinking at least 80 ounces of water everyday if you weighed in at about 160 pounds. But make sure that the water you do drink is filtered and pure!

2. Avoid Delaying Going To The Bathroom

As I said earlier your kidneys main job is to filter out all the blood that is in your body.

When your kidneys are done filtering all the blood in your body then all that will remain will be excess water and waste which will be transported to your bladder, ready to be flushed out.

But keep in mind that your bladder can only really hold in about 14 ounces of water, each and everyday.

When you avoid going to the bathroom, when you need to go… it causes your bladder to expand way more than it should do.

So when you finally do go to the bathroom, your bladder doesn’t actually empty out all the way. If you keep doing this again and again then it will result in you getting a urinary tract infection.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

– If you enjoyed this article then be sure to check out Monica’s blog over at renaldietcure.com. There you’ll find some really interesting articles on a variety of different topics such as developing a positive frame of mind even though you have to deal with a disease! Do check it out, you might actually learn something really interested!