If allergies and/or eczema run in your family, you’d do well to eat lots of green and yellow veggies, plus citrus fruits during your next pregnancy. Researchers in Japan have seen a correlation between a pregnant mother’s intake of these foods and reduced rates of allergies and eczema. See the report.
Since allergies, in particular, are becoming rampant in our population, this is a worthy and reachable dietary goal for your pregnancy. Try to eat your vegetables and fruits raw whenever possible, as this packs the biggest health-punch. Avoid relying on purchased fruit juice as they are usually pasteurized (cooked). If salads aren’t your cup of tea, try mixing up a natural dip from the health food store and dipping fresh veggies when you get the munchies. And, of course, choose organic for optimal nutrition and zero bug poison!
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