I was wondering if anyone in our group is juicing. I've seen a few sites saying it is okay to juice during pregnancy.
I made a nice Beet, Carrot, Kale, Celery & Apple Juice this morning and felt so great after eating it. My stomach has been having a hard time digesting lately so I thought I'd give it a break this today, so I had a fruit & yogurt smoothie for breakfast and the veggie juice for 11 am.
Are there any experienced juicers out there? I am wondering if there are any recipes that are particularly good for baby.
I am hoping it is okay for the baby to juice.
Here is one of the sites I found:
It says on that site that juicing and pregnancy, under a physician's supervision will be both rewarding and satisfying. But how many physician's really juice or know about juicing - they usually have the worst diets!
Some sites bring up the issue of bacteria - if you wash your vegetables well, there shouldn't be a problem as it is good to not only include cooked/steamed veg in your diet but 2 portions of raw fruit and 3 portions of raw veg a day. Some say you have to be careful of a Vitamin A overdose with carrots - but as I understand it, Beta Carotene source of Vitamin A is safe, whereas a chemical/preformed version of Vitamin A that has retinol is the dangerous version.
Here is a great site that tells you all the dos and don'ts about Vitamin A. So when someone says, don't eat too many carrots or you'll get birth defects - they don't know what they are talking about.
Here's the link, ye may find very helpful: http://www.babycenter.com/0_vitamin-a-in-your-pregnancy-diet_675.bc
Jucing is a great way to ease up constipation. I am still hoping to learn about it to make sure I do it right and not stress my system. I guess the key thing is moderation and balance.