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Spring Cleaning Your Eating

Clean Eating is a concept that has been around for a long time, but has recently regained momentum as a hot topic in health circles.

In essence, clean eating is a lifestyle that emphasizes whole, healthy, unprocessed foods to maximize your health Clean eating is NOT, however, a diet or a detox, which can be harmful to already healthy breastfeeding moms or moms-to-be.

5 Excellent Foods for Healthy Skin

The hormonal and physical changes that your skin goes through during pregnancy can lead to a radiant glow one day and acne, discoloration, and stretch marks the next. While both the positives and negatives are considered normal side effects of pregnancy, there are certain nutrients that are famous for their role in skin health and may help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond. 

The Benefits of Beets

As Janet once said, “Gimme a beet!” Ok, so maybe her iconic 80’s hit wasn't referring to the root vegetable, but intentionally or not, I think she was on to something.

 

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t deny beets' long standing history and their incredible nutritional value, which is why we love them for pregnant and nursing moms (or anyone for that matter).

Fun Fact: Capsaicin

If you think you have what it takes to enter a hot pepper eating contest just make sure your opponent isn't of avian descent.

While mammals feel the burn brought on by capsaicin, the phytochemical responsible for the heat in hot peppers, birds are immune to its effects. 

String Beans

Available in a variety of colors, string beans, or green beans as they are commonly called, were originally given their name because of a string that was found along the outer side of their pod. In the 1890’s, through successful agricultural breeding, botanists were able to remove the string from the beans.