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Protein: Crucial for Growth and Development
Protein: Crucial for Growth and Development
Protein supplies you with the amino acids that are crucial for the growth and development of your baby, the placenta, uterus, breast tissue, amniotic fluid, and blood volume. Are you getting enough--or too much?  

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Chef Meg's Sweet Potato Tarts

Try these light and low-fat personal pies for dessert during the fall. They're a great substitute for pumpkin pie or sweet potato casserole.

NOTE: To boost the fiber, you can look for whole-wheat phyllo dough, which is available in the healthy food freezer section of many grocery stores.


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  Is it safe to drink eggnog during pregnancy?

  Traditional homemade eggnog contains eggs, sugar, cream, and whiskey, brandy or rum with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. Unpasteurized eggs and alcohol are not recommended during pregnancy so homemade eggnog is also not recommended.

Ready-made eggnog prepared in dairies and sold in local grocery stores are usually pasteurized, which means that harmful bacteria have already been eliminated through a heating process. They are also typically free of alcohol. These pasteurized versions would be safe to drink during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Tanya Jolliffe, BabyFit healthy eating expert


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