importance of normal wt

Cebu City -- Pregnancy is one of the most exciting events in a woman’s life, but there are some precautionary measures to achieve a healthy and safe pregnancy. One way of achieving this is maintaining a healthy weight even before pregnancy. Focusing on health before conceiving is the key to a successful and safe pregnancy.

Obesity is having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more. Obesity can be a hindrance in many aspects during pregnancy. There might be difficulty in having normal ovulation for conceiving, there is also the risk of having a stillbirth, miscarriage, Gestational Diabetes, sleep apnea, oftentimes preeclampsia, and the likeliness of having a C-section.

what not tyo do duringh pregnancy

Cebu City -- Being an expecting mother is a thrilling yet nerve-wracking feeling, some things might be done that are not good for both the baby and the mother. So, to help clear up some doubts and fears here are some ‘don’ts’ during pregnancy. 

First, don’t is to avoid alcohol consumption. Consuming alcohol can cause physical, intellectual, behavioral impairments to the developing baby in the womb. There is also Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) that is caused by a huge amount of alcohol consumed during pregnancy. It is also good to take note that the alcohol consumed is easily passed along to the fetus where its body is not capable to remove the alcohol.

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Cebu City – The pandemic has put so much restraint on the daily activities and operation of the different government agencies in the country. Moreover, since the implementation of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Cebu Province as well as its cities, many local government units (LGUs) have closed their borders from their neighboring cities and municipalities.

With said limitations, the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) being one of the most mobile members of the nutrition team offered to carry on the task of distributing information, education, and communication (IEC) materials produced by the National Nutrition Council to their constituents and select nutrition stakeholders. Such materials include flyers on Nutrition for Persons with Disability, “Be one of the spoons” shirts and Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) jackets, among others. The BNS association presidents personally distributed the shirts to their City/Municipal Nutrition Action Officers and the PPAN jackets to their Local Chief Executives. 

food additives

Maribojoc, Bohol -- Food additives are substances that are added to food to maintain or improve its safety, freshness, flavor, texture, or appearance. One of the examples of natural food additives commonly used by all is salt. But beware of consuming too much salt as it could be harmful to your health. Before food additives can be used, they must be tested for potential adverse effects on human health. 

Let me show you some different types of approved food additives that you may see on ingredients:

low impact exercise ideas for breastfeeding mothers

Cebu City -- The first few days postpartum might be difficult for some mothers to handle as their bodies are learning to adapt again to their changes postnatal. Their bodies will be sore, there might be possibilities that their breasts will get infected, excessive bleeding after childbirth, and many more depending on how the delivery procedure went, either through normal delivery or C-section. This puts mothers at a minimal level of physical activities from a few days to even a few weeks to help their bodies recover properly and well.

Exercising a few weeks after giving birth, however, will not affect the mom’s body. Instead, it gives them the extra boost of energy that may have been lost during breastfeeding and allows their bodies to keep moving while nursing their baby, giving them the best of both worlds.

what are the health benefits of pineapple

Maribojoc, Bohol - Ananas Comosus, commonly called pineapple, is a large juicy tropical fruit with aromatic edible yellow flesh wrapped in a tough segmented skin and topped with a tuft of stiff leaves. It is low in fat and cholesterol, high in vitamins A, B, C, potassium, manganese, copper, and a variety of other minerals and nutrients that our body needs regularly.

Here are some health benefits of pineapples that you are probably unaware of: