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Food Reminder to Self:

Eat better. Going to the farmers market doesn't count if you don't cook the veggies before they rot!

WebMD says eat more:
1: Berries - a cup a day - U.S.D.A study: blueberries top the list of antioxidant-rich fruits, followed by cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
2: Dairy - U.S. government's 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommends three daily servings of low-fat dairy products. I need even more since I'm breast feeding.
3: Fatty Fish - Yum! Broil more fish.
4: Dark Leafy Greens - Duh, eat more of these. (spinach, kale, etc.) Not doing too bad here.
5: Whole Grains - Doing okay on brown rice, but whole grain pasta is still meh.
6: Sweet Potatoes - ? Okay.
7: Tomatoes - If I ever get my stupid organic heirloom seeds to sprout, I will be swimming in excess. Try harder.
8: Beans and Legumes - These are almost completely absent from my cooking repertoire, need to fix that. Try cooking lots of beans and storing them in the fridge to allow my usual impromptu and 1-hour or less cook time requirements.
9: Nuts - Got it covered at work. Nuts keep away the evil vending machine. Somedays.
10: Eggs - I probably eat too many of these, but perhaps not on average. Eggs! Yum!

Priority: work on berries (they aren't expensive compared to that Ben&Jerry's ice cream bar you just ate, stupid), fish (stop being so scared of mercury you don't eat as much fish: Study Questions Pregnancy Fish Limit), and beans (stop being lazy.)

Work on a week menu and shopping appropriately rather than cooking haphazardly and going to the grocery store 3 times and still running out of milk.



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Mar. 25th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the fish limit thing really confuses me. Japanese women don't stop eating fish while they're pregnant. I think (but I'm not sure) that they avoid tuna a bit because it's higher mercury, but other than that they eat fish like normal.

And, from what I've heard, French women continue drinking wine (in moderation) even while pregnant.

And while there's no accounting for the French, it does make me question all the "should eat" and "shouldn't eat" craziness.
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