Thursday, November 13, 2008

On Food During Pregnancy

Right now I am eating a spoonful of flax seed in 1/2 cup of applesauce with a lot of cinnamon. Why? For the sake of my brain. There are fatty acids called omega-3 which our bodies cannot produce and can only come from one’s diet. When a pregnant or nursing mother does not consume them they are taken from the brain where they are stored. The unborn and nursing child needs lots of these everyday. So I am forcing myself to eat flax seed, which contains these acids, for the sake of my brain and for the baby. The DoZers gave me a box of milled flax seed when I was in Steubenville for homecoming weekend. I started eating it with my grape-nuts in the morning, but learned after about a month that grape-nuts+flaxseed are very difficult for super hungry, pregnant me to eat first thing in the morning. So now I am trying them in applesauce.

Maybe it was just mental, but during the two weeks I was not eating flaxseed I became more absent minded and “spacey”. I really enjoy remembering things I need to remember and being able to think. So now I am going to try eating my flax in applesauce. Yum, yum! If anyone wants to try it, come on over and I will make you a bowlful.

In other news on food. I am also supposed to be eating 75 grams of protein a day, a whole lot of fruits and vegetables, and other things.

My brain is losing focus, I guess the flaxseed is not working yet. I am going to go find some chocolate.

5 comments:

  1. I want some! Harumph! :(

    Wow - 75g of protein! That sounds like a lot... How much am I supposed to be getting? :)

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  2. ugh....I hate flax seed! It's so....healthy!

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  3. I used to just eat a spoonful of flax seed by itself. I kinda liked it. My parents always put it in their yogurt.

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  4. You realize of course that both flax seed oil and fish oil are available as pill supplements which easily eliminate the need to eat anything really. And before you ask, they really don't taste like anything, as they are coated in plastic.
    The only downside is that they can be a little pricey, but I'm not sure how they compare to the price of flax seed.

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  5. You might be amused to you that you, Elizabeth and Claire Christina are all filed in the "Comedy" folder in my Google Reader.

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