Coconut Oil Benefits

Heartburn Relief with Coconut Oil

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Heartburn can be one of the most annoying and painful things to go through and this has gotten progressively worse for me during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association, “heartburn occurs when the valve between the stomach and esophagus are unable to prevent stomach acid from passing back into the esophagus. During pregnancy, the hormone progesterone causes the valve to relax, which can increase the frequency of heartburn.”At one point I was trying just about anything that was aloud medication wise for heartburn relief and even cut back on acidic foods, but nothing was helping. My breaking point occurred […]

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Why Consume Coconut Oil During Pregnancy?

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Staying active and getting the proper nutrition is so important during pregnancy. With food aversions, pregnancy cravings, and the dreadful non-stop tiredness, I know it’s hard, but so worth it for both you and your baby.Now that I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant, I’m especially focusing on incorporating healthy fats such as coconut oil and omega-3 rich foods into my daily diet, along with lean proteins, carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables.There are so many benefits of consuming coconut oil during pregnancy and I highly recommend anyone to start during their first trimester. Here’s why –Natural Energy – Coconut oil has helped tremendously […]

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Healthy Recipes for Pregnancy

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When I first found out that I was pregnant, the food aversions came on pretty quickly. Sometimes eating healthy was the last thing on my mind, but it’s something that is so important for the development of your growing baby and even you!When planning meals, keep in mind that you should be getting nutrients from the following food groups: fruits, vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, protein sources, breads and grains, and dairy products. My best advice is to make meals and snacks that sound appealing to your daily changing pallet and include healthy options from the listed food groups. I personally […]

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