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1 week pregnant

1 week pregnantBelieve it or not, your body is planning on becoming pregnant, every month whether you want to be pregnant or not. Continue reading »

Calories in food

calories in foodThe most wholesome way to control your body weight is to keep a balance of the calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses. Here in this article, specific calories content per 100g (3,5 ounces) of certain food is listed clearly. Continue reading »

Pregnancy due date calculator

Happy pregnant womanIf your pregnancy test is positive, then congratulations! You are going to be a mom in a few months. The first thing that an expectant mother usually wants to know is when her baby will be due. Do you know when you might have conceived? How to calculate your due date? Continue reading »

Protein

Protein sourcesProteins are large biomolecules. The basic building blocks of protein are called amino acids. There are twenty different amino acids that can be combined in an infinite number of ways to make up all the thousands of different proteins your body needs. Continue reading »

Fiber

fiberAlthough people usually talk about fiber as a single component of food, it’s not that simple. Fiber is a general term that refers to complex carbohydrates that your body cannot digest or absorb. Also known as dietary fiber or roughage. Instead of being used for energy (like other carbohydrates), fiber is excreted. Continue reading »

Vitamin D

Vitamin DVitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that occurs in several forms. Vitamin D2 and D3 are two of the most common and they are required for the normal growth of our teeth and bones. This vitamin promotes the absorption and metabolism of calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. We get this vitamin a number of ways. It is contained in some foods, supplements and we also get it from exposure to sunlight. Continue reading »

Vitamin C

Vitamin CVitamin C – also known as Ascorbic Acid. Its most important role is in producing and maintaining collagen, a protein substance that forms the base for all connective tissues in the body – bones, teeth, muscles, and skin. Continue reading »

Vitamin A

Vitamin AVitamin A is really a group of organic compounds that are essential not only for vision, but also just as important for healthy skin and mucous membranes (thus helping prevent the invasion of infection), and for growth. Continue reading »

Vitamins

Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential for our body. They initiate, regulate, and otherwise control the millions of chemical reactions going on in our body. Vitamins help the protein synthesis of tissue, and are part of the makeup and functioning of hormones. They are so vital to life they were named vitamins. Continue reading »

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12Vitamin B12 is essential for the functioning of the healthy human body. It is a water soluble vitamin which is found in foods like lean red meat, fish, poultry and dairy products. B12 needs to be consumed and absorbed by the body every day to promote health. Continue reading »

Third trimester

3rd TrimesterYou are getting closer and closer to the day of welcoming your baby into the world. Although you may be thrilled about becoming a parent, you will likely experience concerns as well, which is perfectly normal. With good support of your partner, family members, and friends, you will get through this phase. The last third trimester is when the fetus is using all its energy to prepare a grand entrance into the world. Continue reading »

Second trimester

the 2nd trimesterThe second trimester is an exciting time as you see and feel the fetus changing and growing as well as watching your own body change. For many women, this is the most enjoyable phase of pregnancy. Continue reading »

First trimester

baby's development week by weekThe first trimester is from conception to the 13th week. This is when you will notice the first symptoms and possibly feel a variety of unpleasant but temporary conditions like morning sickness and exhaustion. Generally, the side effects will pass by the time you end your first trimester and your body has adjusted to the rapid changes to your body. Continue reading »

Pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy calendar week by weekA pregnancy is generally measured in units called trimesters, divided into the three phases of pregnancy. These trimesters each last roughly 13 weeks, and a full term pregnancy is considered to be between 38 and 42 weeks long. Continue reading »

Antioxidants and cancer

Antioxidants and CancerA discussion of how to prevent cancer, or at least lower our risk, must include the topic of dietary antioxidants. An antioxidant, by definition, is a nutrient, chemical or other substance that prevents or inhibits oxidation. Continue reading »