Potassium during pregnancy

Why you need potassium during pregnancy

Potassium, a mineral found in many types of food, plays an important role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in your body’s cells. Potassium is also important in sending nerve impulses, helping your muscles contract, and releasing energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

Since your blood volume expands by up to 50 percent during pregnancy, you’ll need slightly more electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and chloride, working together) to keep the extra fluid in the right chemical balance.

If you suffer from leg cramps during pregnancy, you might take a look at your potassium intake, because a lack of potassium (or sodium, calcium, or magnesium) could be the culprit.

According to the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board here is info on just how much you need and options for a variety of ways to include it in your daily food intake:

How much potassium you need

Pregnant women: 4,700 milligrams (mg) per day

Nursing moms: 5,100 mg per day.

Food sources of potassium

Fresh fruits and vegetables, red meat and chicken, fish, milk and yogurt, nuts, and soy products all provide potassium. To give you a sense of how easy it is to obtain this important mineral from your daily diet, here’s a list of some of the foods highest in potassium:

  • 1 medium baked potato with skin: 844 mg
  • 1 medium baked sweet potato: 694 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked beet greens: 654 mg
  • 1 medium baked potato without skin: 610 mg
  • 1/2 cup canned white beans: 595 mg
  • 8 ounces plain nonfat yogurt: 579 mg
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree: 549 mg
  • 3 ounces canned clams: 534 mg
  • 3/4 cup prune juice: 530 mg
  • 3/4 cup carrot juice: 517 mg
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses: 498 mg
  • 3 ounces halibut: 490 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked green soybeans: 485 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked lima beans: 484 mg
  • 3 ounces Coho salmon: 454 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked winter squash: 448 mg
  • 1/2 cup mature cooked soybeans: 443 mg
  • 3 ounces Pacific cod: 439 mg
  • 1 medium banana: 422 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked spinach: 419 mg
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice: 417 mg
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce: 405 mg
  • 1/4 cup dried peaches: 398 mg
  • 1/2 cup refried beans: 398 mg
  • 1/2 cup stewed prunes: 398 mg
  • 1 cup nonfat milk: 382 mg
  • 3 ounces center loin pork chop: 382 mg
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots: 378 mg
  • 3 ounces farmed rainbow trout: 375 mg
  • 3 ounces lean pork loin: 371 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils: 365 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans: 358 mg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice: 355 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked split peas: 355 mg
  • 1/2 cup cantaloupe balls: 236 mg
  • 8 oz serving Tofu Moo Natural 180 mg

The signs of a potassium deficiency

Low potassium is most often the result of chronic or severe vomiting or diarrhea, or the use of certain diuretics, rather than a shortage in your diet.

A shortage of potassium could cause weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, constipation, and abnormal heart rhythms. Talk with your doctor if you suspect that you’re short on potassium or any other nutrient.

 

Pregnancy Food Snacks Tofu-Moo-Carob

Pregnany Protein Tofu-Moo-Carob

Love rich, creamy hot chocolate? Want the flavor and feel without the sugars and additives? Tofu Moo Carob is the solution.

A longtime favorite of mine and my customers, Tofu Moo Carob is the perfect reward at the end of the day, after exercise or whenever you choose! You can make an amazing cup of warm tofu moo carob and have a healthy  hot chocolate  experience. You can also mix it up cold for a refreshing, healthful drink. Whether you drink this soy protein based drink, you will not only tantalize your taste buds, you will know you are drinking a healthy beverage for you and baby.

Tofu Moo supports your vital nutrition. This drink mix comes from tofu, a soybean product that originated in the Orient. Soybeans are known for their many health benefits. Tofu Moo (powdered tofu) tastes similar to milk but contains no lactose—good news for the estimated 70 percent of the world’s population that is lactose-intolerant.

Tofu Moo is low-fat, cholesterol-free and low in sodium. One 8-ounce serving contains 50 percent of the Daily Value for calcium. Tofu Moo also contains phosphorus and potassium. In addition, Tofu Moo Carob contains vitamins A and D. Tofu Moo is a healthful addition to the daily diet. It can be mixed with water for a tasty drink, substituted for milk or added to recipes. Carob Tofu Moo contains no hydrogenated oils.

For single serving: Add 1 scoop of powder to 6 oz. of hot or cold water. Stir briskly until dissolved, then add enough water to make 8 ounces.  When you need an extra bit of healthy fuel and crave a wonderfully smooth flavor- these are the way to go! (They are also a great treat when you want chocolate too!!)

Choose from Chocolate , or Natural Tofu Moo.

Best recommended use: one a day.

Other Information:

All-Natural
Fat-Free
Calcium Rich with Vitamins A & D

Non-GMO Soy    •    No Sucrose    •    No Hydrodenated Oils

NOTE: Not to be used as an infant formula.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the Add To Cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!


Grab & Go Vegetables that Satisify during Pregnancy

Green-Zone

Pregnancy Diet Green-Zone

Need Your Greens? Don’t have time for a salad? Want the convenience of Grab & Go Meals while getting healthy vegetables in daily?

Ultimate Green Zone is your solution.

You’ve heard for years ‘Eat Your Vegetables’. Not every one likes them, and we don’t always have the time to make (or sit down to eat) a healthy salad.  If you are one of those who do not really like veggies, but you want to take care of yourself and your baby, this is a great way to do do that.  For eating on the go, simply mix up your Green Zone drink and take it with you.  Veggies when you want them. Quick, fast, convenient and affordable. ( It’s only about $1 per drink.)

The Ultimate Green Zone  is Powerful Whole Food Nutrition. It provides a great balance of important vegetables that feed our cells healthy nutrition and it helps to balance out the body so our immune system is stronger. When you are pregnant, being as healthy as you can helps your baby grow healthy too.

Much of the food we eat creates an acidic condition in our body. This weakens our immune system and can make us feel sluggish. It also makes it easier for us to get sick. The vitamins and minerals found in the Ultimate Green Zone help balance the body to make us stronger and less likely to be sick.  The vegetables used in this drink help cleanse the body gently. The fiber in it helps to keep the bowels moving- thus, it can help relieve pregnancy constipation.

Ultimate GreenZone®  supports your Vital Nutrition.  Ultimate GreenZone features protein-rich grains such as quinoa, amaranth seeds, brown rice, millet and spirulina, as well as the ancient Aztec seed chia (Salvia hispanica) that provides unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It also contains nutrient-rich greens such as kale, broccoli, alfalfa, chlorophyll, artichoke, asparagus, parsley, spinach and chlorella—plus carrots, beets, acerola fruit, lemon bioflavonoids and flax hull lignans to help supplement and alkalize the diet.

Each serving provides 1 gram of a proprietary prebiotic fiber blend (scFOS) that helps feed the body’s friendly bacteria, plus enzymes to support digestion. Ultimate GreenZone tastes better than before.

Benefits:
• Enhances bodily functions, especially elimination.
• Improves overall immunity.
• Helps the body normalize cholesterol levels.
• Provides a meal that is easily absorbed and metabolized into energy.
• Contains a full array of nutrients the body needs from grains.
• Is pH-balancing.

RECOMMENDATION: Mix one heaping scoop (12.3 g) in 8 oz of water or juice.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the Add To Cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!

Nutritional Information:

Description:
Powerful Whole Food Nutrition
Natural Taste – Unsweetened
Whole Food Dietary Supplement
NET WT. 13 OZ. (369 GRAMS)
Recommended Usage:

 

Healthy Pregnancy Vitamin Drink

Pregnancy-Food-Vita-Lemon

Vita Lemon is beneficial for vital nutrition.

As an occasional beverage during pregnancy, Vita Lemon makes use of one of nature’s finest (and most tart) creations. Vita Lemon contains a healthful amount of fiber, including guar gum, microcrystalline cellulose, citrus pectin and xanthan gum. Fiber has been directly linked to colon health.

A one-scoop serving of Vita Lemon provides at least 10 percent of the Daily Value of vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, biotin and pantothenic acid.

For a refreshing pick-me-up: Mix one scoop of powder in 8 oz. of water. Stir briskly or blend in electric blender. Drink immediately.

 

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the add to cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!

Note:  While you are pregnant, do not order the calorie burning herbs.  You may wish to consult with your doctor when taking these vitamins and supplements.

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Prenatal Vitamins

Natures Prenatal

Prenatal No Morning Sickness

From my personal experience, this is by far the best Prenatal Vitamin

you can invest in.

I used it during my pregnancy and so have many of my friends. We all had morning sickness and  each  of us experienced a reduction in nausea.

Myself- and many of my friends- actually found that changing our prenatal vitamins to Natures Prenatal stopped our morning sickness completely.

I can’t promise that it will do it for you too, but most of us have shared the same experience.

You will know that by using  this Prenatal Vitamin, you are not putting any toxins, chemicals or other harmful additives into your body!  This works so well that I also used it after my babies were born.  I continued using it while nursing. Occasionally, I still choose this as my daily vitamin because it’s so effective yet very gentle on the stomach.

From all my studies of the body, how it uses food and nutrients, and how it has to work very hard to remove toxins, chemicals and additives, I have come to the simple conclusion that most morning sickness is due to the body’s desire to remove as many toxins as possible so the baby can have a healthy, fertile ground to grow strong.

Most vitamins you buy today are chemically made. They do not contain real food stuff and nutrients. They are loaded with preservatives and additives that simply do not belong in the body!!  So, when we are prescribed prenatals from the doctor- most often- those are the most chemically manufactured ‘vitamins’ we can take!  It’s no wonder our body wants to get rid of them if we take them.

Vitamins that you buy off the shelf at the grocery store or discount center are not much better.  What goes into the vitamin begins with the purity of the raw material.  Where is the ‘natural product’ coming from? If the off the shelf vitamin claims to have ‘herbal’ ingredients… are they using the part of the plant that actually has the healing  and nurturing properties? Or, are they simply throwing any part of the plant into the formulation so they can put the plant name on the label? During the actual manufacturing process, what is being done to maintain the quality and potency of the vitamins, minerals and even herbs?

There is a HUGE difference in vitamins. Without writing a book on this subject alone- I can confidently say that Natures Sunshine Prenatal Vitamins are the purest, gentlest,most nutritionally dense prenatal supplements I have ever found. They are also amazingly affordable.  In fact, you’ll probably spend LESS on these than ones the doctor prescribes or what you find at the stores.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the add to cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for the Natures Sunshine Products.

3.  You can fill your cart with the products shown on the NMS site, or, you can add to your cart from the other products recommended.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor name so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for direct ordering is simply my name: Debbra Sweet. This should come up automatically before you check out the first time. If it doesn’t you can type it in to get the member savings.

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As an Herb Specialist with Natures Sunshine you get support and coaching from me and my team.

Note:  While you are pregnant, do not order Stimulating Herbs. These can be used after the baby is born- but not while you are pregnant.