September- Eat 5 A Day


      Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables a day is an important part of a healthy diet. The World Health Organization recommends consuming at least 400g of fruits and vegetables a day. Fruits and vegetables contain different vitamins and minerals that are important for a well-balanced diet such as potassium, folate, Vitamin C, and fiber. It is important to eat a variety of different forms and colors because they can contain higher or lower amounts of different nutrients, which help to reduce disease risk such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

      There are numerous ways to get vegetables and fruit into a daily diet. A few ways are to get them fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and juiced. Some popular ways of consuming the recommended amount are in sauces, soups, salads, 100% juices, or even blended in a smoothie!

      Some may find it difficult to include five different fruits or vegetable servings in a day, but there are a few tips and tricks. Try to consume more fruits and vegetables during the first meal of the day. This will help to develop better eating habits throughout the day. Also, use fruits and vegetables as the main ingredient such as spaghetti squash in place of spaghetti noodles. Try to make eating these more exciting by introducing new fruit and vegetables each week with fun, new, different recipes.

Weber State offers an awesome incentive program to encourage everyone to Eat 5 a Day
 
Additional Links:
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/Why5ADAY.aspx
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

 

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BBREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding is one of the greatest benefits you can do as a mother for your baby.  There are situations where the mother cannot breastfeed and formula is the only option, in that case this website gives good advice on what formula is going to be the best for the baby.  http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-buy-baby-formula_1334669.bc

There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby.  Many studies have been done showing that breast milk will help increase the baby’s IQ by three to five points in their infant stages of life.  The breast milk nutrients change as the baby grows and is essential for proper development.  Breast milk also helps build the baby’s immune system which helps to prevent ear infections earlier on in their lives and is easily digestible for the baby.

One of the biggest pros for the mom is the fact that breast milk is free and portable!  Although it is a huge commitment for the mother to breast feed, it can result in saving a good chunk of money to use for other baby supplies.  Another benefit is the fact that the mother will burn more calories while breastfeeding which results as weight loss and also aids in helping reduce the uterus size.  Losing the extra baby weight can be difficult to do but breastfeeding can improve your ability to lose the weight.  This also creates an opportunity for the mother and the baby to bond with one another.   

 

To find more information about breastfeeding here are a couple of links:

http://www.notmilk.com/101.html

 
Breastfeeding is one of the greatest benefits you can do as a mother for your baby. There are situations 
 
where the mother cannot breastfeed and formula is the only option, in that case this website gives good 
 
advice on what formula is going to be the best for the baby. http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-
 
There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby. Many studies have 
 
been done showing that breast milk will help increase the baby’s IQ by three to five points in their 
 
infant stages of life. The breast milk nutrients change as the baby grows and is essential for proper 
 
development. Breast milk also helps build the baby’s immune system which helps to prevent ear 
 
infections earlier on in their lives and is easily digestible for the baby. 
 
One of the biggest pros for the mom is the fact that breast milk is free and portable! Although it is 
 
a huge commitment for the mother to breast feed, it can result in saving a good chunk of money to 
 
use for other baby supplies. Another benefit is the fact that the mother will burn more calories while 
 
breastfeeding which results as weight loss and also aids in helping reduce the uterus size. Losing the 
 
extra baby weight can be difficult to do but breastfeeding can improve your ability to lose the weight. 
 
This also creates an opportunity for the mother and the baby to bond with one another. 
 
To find more information about breastfeeding here are a couple of links:
 
http://www.fitpregnancy.com/baby/breastfeeding/reasons-breastfeed
BREASTFEEDING
 
Breastfeeding is one of the greatest benefits you can do as a mother for your baby. There are situations 
 
where the mother cannot breastfeed and formula is the only option, in that case this website gives good 
 
advice on what formula is going to be the best for the baby. http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-
 
There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby. Many studies have 
 
been done showing that breast milk will help increase the baby’s IQ by three to five points in their 
 
infant stages of life. The breast milk nutrients change as the baby grows and is essential for proper 
 
development. Breast milk also helps build the baby’s immune system which helps to prevent ear 
 
infections earlier on in their lives and is easily digestible for the baby. 
 
One of the biggest pros for the mom is the fact that breast milk is free and portable! Although it is 
 
a huge commitment for the mother to breast feed, it can result in saving a good chunk of money to 
 
use for other baby supplies. Another benefit is the fact that the mother will burn more calories while 
 
breastfeeding which results as weight loss and also aids in helping reduce the uterus size. Losing the 
 
extra baby weight can be difficult to do but breastfeeding can improve your ability to lose the weight. 
 
This also creates an opportunity for the mother and the baby to bond with one another. 
 
To find more information about breastfeeding here are a couple of links:
 
http://www.fitpregnancy.com/baby/breastfeeding/reasons-breastfeedEEDING
 
Breastfeeding is one of the greatest benefits you can do as a mother for your baby. There are situations 
 
where the mother cannot breastfeed and formula is the only option, in that case this website gives good 
 
advice on what formula is going to be the best for the baby. http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-
 
There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby. Many studies have 
 
been done showing that breast milk will help increase the baby’s IQ by three to five points in their 
 
infant stages of life. The breast milk nutrients change as the baby grows and is essential for proper 
 
development. Breast milk also helps build the baby’s immune system which helps to prevent ear 
 
infections earlier on in their lives and is easily digestible for the baby. 
 
One of the biggest pros for the mom is the fact that breast milk is free and portable! Although it is 
 
a huge commitment for the mother to breast feed, it can result in saving a good chunk of money to 
 
use for other baby supplies. Another benefit is the fact that the mother will burn more calories while 
 
breastfeeding which results as weight loss and also aids in helping reduce the uterus size. Losing the 
 
extra baby weight can be difficult to do but breastfeeding can improve your ability to lose the weight. 
 
This also creates an opportunity for the mother and the baby to bond with one another. 
 
To find more information about breastfeeding here are a couple of links:
 
http://www.fitpregnancy.com/baby/breastfeeding/reasons-breastfeed

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