healthy mama® & 5 Super Foods for a Healthy Pregnancy
I announced on Mother’s Day that my oldest daughter, Alexis, is going to make me a Gigi! Although I was pretty shocked at first, as her due date gets closer I’m getting increasingly excited.
Alexis’ pregnancy hasn’t been too bad… and that’s coming from me, not her. I guess that’s all relative. The other day, I mentioned to her that I thought her pregnancy had went pretty smooth, so far. Well, she totally objected. I will admit she spent the entire first trimester and much of the second, nauseated and throwing up, but now she has a new ailment- heartburn. Ugh!
While shopping in the vitamin department at Walmart, I came across a few items that I thought might just be the perfect cure for all of Alexis’ little issues. healthy mama® is a brand of products focused on providing pregnant and nursing women the safest remedies. I did a some research on healthy mama® and watched the short clip below to learn more.
healthy mama® seems to be the pregnant woman’s dream-come-true. I sure wish healthy mama® products had been around when I was pregnant and nursing! healthy mama® is taking the guess work out of finding safe remedies for some of the most common pregnancy conditions by creating a new category in retail that was nonexistent.
I picked up the Tame the Flame! for heartburn, Boost it Up! for increasing energy and Nip the Nausea! (love these clever names). Alexis has experienced quite a bit of fatigue, and between work and keeping up with her studies, there’s just no time to be tired. I think the Boost it Up! protein energy drink will be perfect to help Alexis stay hydrated and energized.
Not only is Alexis relying on Boost it Up! to keep her feeling great, but she is well aware of the importance in maintaining proper nutrition for herself and for little Baby Will. Eating for two is a pretty big responsibility! I did some Google and Pinterest searching to come up with the top 5 super foods for pregnancy. I’m sharing the foods that popped up on most lists and I’m also giving you some ideas for incorporating these foods into your diet. Pregnant or not, they’re all foods that we should be eating.
Bananas are rich in potassium, help to reduce fluid retention and maintain healthy fluid balance. They also contain tryptophan which helps to promote sleep. A great starchy, energy-boosting snack!
I’ve got plenty of banana recipes on the blog– LOVE them! Banana Whipped Eggy Oatmeal includes the nutrients from the banana, but you also get the added benefit of whole grains from the oats and vitamins from the eggs.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of energy, and packed with calcium, vitamin C and betacarotene – a vegetable source of vitamin A, vital for skin and eye development. Alexis’ favorite are sweet potato fries!
An oldie, but goodie, these sweet potato black bean enchiladas are so tasty and full of good-for-you ingredients this meal is sure to become a go-to for your family! Check out other sweet potato recipes on the blog!
Eggs to provide iron, protein and vitamin B12, which is essential for the healthy growth of cells in your body. Alexis’ breakfast every morning!
My sweet potato breakfast burritos incorporate two super foods in one nutrient-rich meal, plus they’re freezer-friendly and absolutely delicious!
Seafood is generally low in fat, but the type of fat it does contain is largely the heart-healthy omega-3 variety. Fattier species, such as salmon, cod and haddock, are excellent sources of omega-3.
Salmon was the seafood most often mentioned and these Seared Salmon Tacos are knock-your-socks off delicious!
Berries, including blackberries, blueberries, cherries and raspberries, contain beneficial phytochemicals, which
act as antioxidants that rid the body of cell-damaging free radicals.
Lots of berry-love in my Red, White and Blueberry Parfaits, plus added protein from Aussie-style yogurt.
Bonus- Water is so important to keep you hydrated, maintain energy levels and help prevent constipation and cystitis.
Find healthy mama® products at Walmart in the vitamin department, near prenatal vitamins, while supplies last!
Have you been pregnant or are you pregnant now? What, if any, ailments did you experience?