Posts made in October, 2015

Coffee & Pregnancy

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in General | Comments Off on Coffee & Pregnancy

While working as a barista at a coffee shop, I heard pregnant women were not supposed to drink coffee. Turns out, that’s just a myth. However, caffeine consumption should not exceed 200 mg per day. To put that in perspective, an 8 oz cup of coffee has approximately 95 mg of caffeine. Caffeine can affect your baby’s heart rate but the main reason for watching caffeine consumption is due to the risk of miscarriage. If you are a coffee drinker, confirm with your doctor that you are not a high-risk pregnancy before continuing to get your coffee fix. For the majority of coffee lovers, caffeine is a luxury (let’s be real, it’s a necessity) that you don’t have to give up! And as a barista, after learning this fun fact, could serve a caffeinated beverage and not be too quick to judge a (what I thought to be) poor decision. Be pregnant. Drink coffee. Be happy.

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Oh, Avocados!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in General | Comments Off on Oh, Avocados!

Avocados, a well-known super food, are a great snack option before, during, and during pregnancy. Not only are they great for you, but they also have a positive impact on your little one before and after birth.

Avocados contain folate, vitamin E, B vitamins, iron, choline, and fiber to promote a healthier pregnancy. They also contain potassium – even more than a banana! Potassium is important for heart health and circulation, which means increased blood flow through your body – keeps you feeling good! Low potassium levels can contribute to infertility, so consider adding this healthy snack to your diet and increase your chances of a little one. Avocados are a fruit, but not high in sugar. They are high in HEALTHY fats – fats that are good for your heart. Also, they are easy for your baby to eat and offer your baby valuable nutrients!

You can do so many things with avocados – they make a great spread or addition to any sandwich, simply add them to your cheese and crackers, and even try replacing mayo with avocado in dishes.

Avocados are a raw food that is easy to prepare, easy to eat, and so good for you! Oh, avocados!fruit

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