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Guidelines: Healthy eating during pregnancy Pregnant women mistakenly believe they are eating healthily despite not following dietary guidelines, research has found. A study of more than 850 pregnant women has found not a single one was eating enough of the five core food groups, which are: fruit. vegetables and beans. dairy and or dairy alternatives. and lean meat, poultry, tofu, nuts and fish. Only a tiny fraction of the women involved were close to meeting the requirements, with 37 per cent not eating enough of any of the five groups and a further 35 per cent only eating enough of one. Yet almost two-thirds described their diet as "healthy". Experts say women need more information about how to meet food requirements amid a confusing maze of dietary restrictions recommended during pregnancy. University of Adelaide researcher Lenka Malek, who completed the study as part of her PhD, said she did not believe the requirements were necessarily too difficult to meet, but many women weren't aware of them. "The research clearly shows that what women eat during pregnancy and around the time of pregnancy can influence the short and long-term health of their developing child," she said. "But even if women are aware that there are recommendations they don't necessarily know the specifics of what they say. Some recommendations, such as that women reduce the amount of certain types of fish to avoid mercury, may inadvertently lead them to avoid foods that were good for them. In her study, nearly 30 per cent of the women said they were consuming less fish or avoiding it entirely since they became pregnant. Dr Malek said maybe recommendations to avoid certain fish should be changed in light of the findings. "Seafood has a relatively small impact on maternal blood mercury levels… fish is rich in n-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients such as iodine and vitamin D. and positive associations [have been] found between fish intake during pregnancy... Overall, the study found fruit was the food group women were most likely to consume enough of, with 56 per cent meeting the guidelines. The next most likely to be met was dairy, with 29 per cent meeting their requirements. Dietitians Association of Australia spokeswoman Milena Katz. Source: www.smh.com.au
One of the one month old Panda triples receives a body check at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province Thursday, Aug. China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) ABA PREFECTURE, CHINA - JULY 05: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of people, wearing panda costumes with mahjong tiles, playing mahjong during a mahjong competition at a theme park in Jiuzhai Village on July 5, 2015 in Aba Perfecture,... Over one hundred people wearing panda costumes with mahjong tiles played on a one hundred-square-meter mahjong table during a mahjong competition. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) CHENGDU, CHINA - JUNE 30: Giants pandas pause from eating bamboo in an enclosure at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on June 30, 2015 in Chengdu, China. Twin female cubs were born by artificial insemination to seven-year-old Kelin at the center on June 22. China's Sichuan province is home to the majority of the the world's nearly 1,900 endangered giant pandas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Source: www.huffingtonpost.com
Squashing her own pregnancy rumor. Blake Lively made a funny joke about her nonexistent second pregnancy on Monday, Aug. 10, by bringing — what else. — food into the equation. "No, that's not a baby in my belly. It's guacamole," the Age of Adaline actress, 27, wrote, alongside a snap of herself surrounded by a team of chefs in a kitchen. "Niño Viejo and Hoja Santa= Amaze. " In the photo, the mom to baby James (and wife to Ryan Reynolds ) wears a heather gray T-shirt with a pink high-waisted skirt that is decorated with black and white cookie designs. PHOTOS: Blake and Ryan's road to romance. Recognize the print of the skirt. " she added in the caption. "Skirt and tshirt another codesign of mine for @preserve_us. Well now I'm just bragging. Lively and Reynolds currently have their hands full with their 7-month-old daughter, whom they welcomed last December. Just last week, the Deadpool actor commented about his wife's breastfeeding and the latest on little James during a late-night appearance. PHOTOS: Blake's pregnancy style. "Right now she's starting to say 'mama,'" Reynolds told Conan O'Brien of his child. "There's an unfair advantage there. It turns out that breasts are actually a life support system and the child seems to gravitate towards the breasts. I'm just the breastless a--hole wandering around the room and getting in her sightline every once in a while. He also said Lively deserved a medal in the delivery room. "I mean, she is a mercenary," the Proposal star gushed of his gorgeous wife. "At one point in the middle of the delivery, the doctor's cell phone went off and she said, 'Oh, no. Go ahead, take a personal call. ' She was cracking jokes in the delivery room. PHOTOS: The best Gossip Girl style from all six seasons. The Preserve founder was also posting jokes on Instagram over the weekend, including one in which she compared herself to the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. PHOTOS: Celebrity CEOs and entrepreneurs -- their advice. "I was beginning to Duchess of Cambridge it a bit too often, except not awesome like she does it," Lively wrote of repeating her outfits, alongside a stylish new snap with her mom. "Thank you @preserve_us for intervening with our killer new threads. My mama still wins as. Source: www.usmagazine.com
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