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Shopping for Two The Pregnant Girl's Guide to Groceries Keep yourself- and your baby- strong and healthy with these smart food choices BY STEPHANIE THURROTT N avigating the grocery aisles is tough enough when you're eating for one. Add a baby bump and the decisions get more complicated. Use this handy guide to remember which foods belong in your shopping cart-and which should stay on the store shelves. Have a Lot Pour on the produce. Fruits and vegetables are great choices. Select a wide variety in a range of colors for the biggest nutrient punch. Just make sure you wash everything well to reduce the risk of toxoplasmosis (an infection that can harm the baby) and pesticide contamination. Pull a Popeye. Spinach and other iron-rich foods are great choices for you and your baby. Iron is key in building 20 SPRING 2 014 hemoglobin in your blood, and you circulate up to 50 percent more blood when you're pregnant. Say cheese. Hard, pasteurized cheeses and other dairy products are good sources of calcium and vitamin D, nutrients that help build your baby's bones and keep yours strong, too. But steer clear of soft cheeses. They can contain germs called listeria, which are particularly dangerous to unborn babies.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Staying Ahead of Concussions
The Recovery Zone
Occupational Hazards
The New Rules of Play
Shopping for Two
Back to Basics
Burn, Baby, Burn
Angelina Jolie
Rock Your Health
Breaking Up with Salt
Disgusting! (or Not?)
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Ready, Set, Run!
You Can Change the World
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - Gwinnett Medical Center