Archive For March, 2018

Trans Fats : Fats and Oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Trans Fats : Fats and Oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Trans fats are uncommon in nature but commonly produced industrially. They are made by exposing polyunsaturated vegetable oils to a chemical process that involves high heat, hydrogen gas and a metal catalyst. Industrial trans fats often exist in partially hydrogenated…

Saturated Fats: Fats and Oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Saturated Fats: Fats and Oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Saturated fatty acids are one type of major energy sources in the American diet. All carbons are saturated with single bonds in their chemical structure. They are neutral for human health. Saturated fats themselves are neither as harmful as trans…

Omega-6 : Fats and oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Omega-6 : Fats and oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Omega-6 is another type essential PUFAs perform varies protective functions in human body. It also plays a crucial role in brain function and development. Adequate omega-6 intake helps to maintain healthy status of organs and body functions. Although omega-6 is…

Fats and oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Fats and oils – conception and pregnancy diet

Fat is one of the three main energy sources, along with carbohydrate and protein. Fats are also essential for organs to maintain and develop normal functions. In American diet, most fats consumed are added in the cooking process. All fats…

Fruits and vegetables – conception and pregnancy diet

Fruits and vegetables – conception and pregnancy diet

We all know vegetables and fruits are beneficial for our health. Including more vegetables and fruits in a healthy diet can reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and overweight and obesity. Scientific…

Conception and pregnancy start from a healthy diet – a summary

Conception and pregnancy start from a healthy diet – a summary

Infertility is an increasing issue in America and most western countries. More and more couples seek assisted conception. Scientific studies suggest adjusting diet pattern could be an effective way to treat infertility and promote a healthy pregnancy. The human body…

Our journey of parenting

Our journey of parenting

I was almost 35 and my husband almost 40 when we decided to have a baby. We have postponed this decision for a few years while we enjoyed the life by ourselves. Then we decided to seriously think about having…