|Salmon is good source of many nutrients.|
I've been researching proper diet lately, again. I mean, how much can I look up that I haven't already read? I always come back to the basics and am satisfied that I am doing all I can to eat a healthy diet and feed my children well.
|Eggs are good for you!|
I do need to make an effort to include more liver in our diet. I will make some beef liver pate' this weekend. I can usually get the children to eat a little of it but I need to find more appetizing ways to sneak it in. I recently heard the tip to add it to ground beef for burgers or meatloaf. That sounds like a great way to include it once a week and no one will have to know my little secret.
|Chocolate cake is not!|
I haven't eaten any eggs since I had my gallbladder removed last September. I need to either get over my egg fear and eat two every few days or find another way besides liver to get some biotin into my diet. I don't like taking multivitamin and mineral supplements. I'm skeptical that not much of each tablet gets absorbed in the digestive system and my body doesn't like them. I can only eat so much liver! Swiss Chard looks to have a decent amount of biotin. I need to plant some. I like to chop it up and throw it in soup. That's easy!
|I use supplements as needed for health problems, these are for allergies.|
Did you know oysters are a wonderful source of zinc? You(adult female who may become or is pregnant) need 11mg a day. 6 oz. beef has 18mg, oysters will max out your requirement with a few days to spare and liver, eggs, and nuts are also good sources. I know I'm covered because I eat lean beef a few days a week. It is in most meat although in lesser amounts than in beef.
|Growing healthy children is hard work but worth it.|
Now on to folate. I think I'm ok on this one also. I get most of my folate from veggies but adding liver in each week will be some extra insurance. Why do I worry? Here are a few ways to get in your daily allowance. Each item will fulfill your body's daily need for folate.
~3.7 oz chicken liver
~2.8-6.4 oz calf's liver
~8.2 oz beef liver(that's a lot!)
~1.7 cups of lentils
~2-3 cups other legumes
~2-3 cups spinach
~2-3 cups asparagus
~4 cups beets
~3-6 cups most greens(I think this includes salad greens)
|I value my garden for ultra fresh nutrition.|
Someday I will write a more coherent post on proper nutrition for chronically pregnant and nursing women. Did you like my use of chronically? I'm in a silly mood. What nutrition tips do you have to share with me today?