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post #1 of 12
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my food cravings today:

* raspberries
* potatoes with spinache and peas

Raspberries are high in fibre, iron, potassium and vitamins A and C. They also contain phytochemicals including beta-carotene (helps fight against heart disease) and ellagic acid (linked with reducing the risk of cancer).

Eating raspberries helps prevents pregnancy problems and miscarriages due to their high content of folate.

i love frozen raspberries!!

and potatoes..

Pick up a potato and you're holding an amazingly nutrient dense food! Calories in potatoes are low, they're naturally fat-free, bursting with vitamins and minerals, contain absolutely no cholesterol and when served with their skins are a great source of fibre.

* Folate (Folic Acid)

Folate is an essential nutrient, particularily for young women. Boiled new potatoes in their skins (175g portion) provide 33mcg (9%) of your RDA of folate.

Folate is one of the B vitamins used by your body. Folate is used to make red blood cells and important proteins like DNA. Getting enough folate is especially important during growth spurts and during pregnancy.

Getting enough folate lessens your chance of having a baby with a neural tube defect. Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a type of birth defect that involve the brain and spinal cord and can cause serious lifelong problems for a baby. We now know that getting enough folate during the childbearing years is one of the best ways to lower your chances of having a baby with a neural tube defect. Even if you are not pregnant now, and do not plan to be pregnant soon, it's never too early to start thinking about getting enough folate.

Folate is measured in micrograms (mcg). For women of childbearing age, the recommendation is 400 micrograms of folate daily. Potatoes, green leafy vegetables, some citrus fruits and certain beans are rich sources of folate. Teens who don't eat many fruits or vegetables or those who skip meals may not get enough folate.
post #2 of 12
wow thanks for that info. I love frozen raspberries.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am still loving raspberries

not liking pastry today,left me feeling bit sick...
post #4 of 12
I have had different cravings with each baby:

Mike- hamburger patties with salt
Zach- fruit loops
Sean-greenbeans cooked in vinegar
Kailey-Cherry Poptarts
Current baby- Salsa and chips

Its funny how each one is so different from the other.
post #5 of 12
That's funny! I have the same early craving: beef!

With my second I craved a lot of chocolate.
post #6 of 12
post #7 of 12
it is so funny to hear what mamas are digging at the moment.

dd: cheese, spinach, apples and broccoli with garlic sauce
this one: veggie sushi and fruit thus far

i just wonder what we'll be digging in a few months?
post #8 of 12
Fruit seems to be the only thing I am really craving right now (everything else seems to be an aversion), but I have wanted potatoes more too lately. Hmmmm, maybe its my body seeking out the folic acid? More likely the carbs
I guess pasta has been my other cravings. . .so yes, the carbs.

Now raspberries are sounding good. . .:
post #9 of 12
Fruit over here as well, the only thing I actually enjoy eating. Problem: that leaves me so hungry (and: where's the protein....), so gotta force some yoghurt down with it......
post #10 of 12
Cranberry juice. Actually ANY kind of juice. Or fruit. And I had a really strong desire for doughnuts (the fresh kind, not entemann's) the other day but I resisted and it's passed.

SUSHI! Someone mentioned sushi??? I have been craving sushi for weeks! I was told during my last pregnancy that you can't have even the non-fish or cooked kind, because of cross-contamination! But...can I have sushi???? I would be SO happy! I'm going to double check with my midwife tomorrow, but I've been walking past the sushi counter at the store DROOLING!
post #11 of 12
oatmeal, and cheese
post #12 of 12
did someone say donuts? i have been craving donuts for a few weeks and finally last night we got some Krispi Kreme. i just had two glazed with my decaf coffee...mmmmmm. baby wants donuts, what can i say?

BTW i cannot recall ever craving donuts -of all the things!!!
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