Eating Protein Without the Meat
Getting enough protein can be a struggle for women who don't eat meat. What are some of the alternatives to include in your own healthy diet? Coach Joe tells us what we should know!
Black Thai Pork Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board. For more recipes and ideas, please check out www.TheOtherWhiteMeat.com
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Is there anything I can do to help relieve my terrible heartburn?
Heartburn is common during pregnancy because the hormones released in a woman’s body soften the valve between the stomach and esophagus, allowing gastric acids to travel up into the esophagus. This causes an unpleasant burning sensation.
Try these tips to reduce and prevent heartburn:
Eat smaller meals more often (5-6 mini meals throughout the day).
Avoid trigger foods, including highly acidic, spicy, and fatty foods.
Avoid wearing tight clothing after eating, which can worsen symptoms.
Chew fennel or sip fennel tea, which may reduce irritation.
Chew papaya enzymes with each meal or try eating a few pieces of fully ripened raw papaya, which aids digestion. (Speak with your health-care provider before doing so.)
Homeopathic remedies include Arsenicum 6c and Natrum Phosphoricum 6c, taken three times daily.
Slippery elm powder (1 teaspoon) may also help ease burning and irritation. Try adding some to your food or tea.
Always remember to discuss natural, herbal, and homeopathic remedies with your health care provider first.
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