Often when I'm shopping with my husband he will pick up a product and ask me if this is good for us. And my response is always "Look at the nutrition facts label (food label) and then look at what it's made with (ingredients list)." He's not alone, it's very common for people to wonder if a product is healthy for them or not. It can be so confusing with all the front of the box claims. So let's learn how to read a Nutrition Facts Label...
Taking a trip down the food aisle in a supermarket can be super confusing. There are so many food labels to choose from. I get asked all the time.... What’s healthy? Should I really buy organic? What's the difference between organic on USDA organic? Free-Range? How about ‘grass-fed’? What’s the Non-GMO Project? Should I stay away from GMO's? What does all natural mean? Should I get Omega 3-DHA enriched eggs? I get it…it’s all incredibly overwhelming. So I decided to write this blog post to help you navigate all those food labels that food manufacturer love putting on their products.
Why is this good for you and your baby?
Organic, plain Greek yogurt is a good source of protein, calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin, and vitamin B12. It is also a good source of pantothenic acid, biotin, selenium, zinc, and potassium. The best part is that it is loaded with health promoting probiotic bacteria. Probiotics have been found to be helpful with:
- Antibiotic-induced diarrhea
- Urinary tract infections
- Vaginal yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis
Attention all pregnant mamas! Did you know that you can pass on your junk food addiction to your baby? You know who you are, don't worry, your secret is safe with me. ;-)
The good news about this study is once again it re-enforces that good nutrition is essential during pregnancy and lactation, your baby is made from what you eat and drink and their future health...