We have a very special mid-week episode for all you sisters who are expecting! We welcome back registered dietitian Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger, spokesperson for Aguacates Frescos – Saborea Uno Hoy to speak on the benefits of eating avocados during your pregnancy. But first, Paulina discusses her recent travel nightmare 🙈
As Sylvia explains, fresh avocados are a great option for expecting mamas. The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics lists avocados as a healthful fat that can help women achieve a balanced diet and have a healthy pregnancy. Healthy avocados contain naturally good fats which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the baby’s central nervous system and brain. Plus, fresh avocados provide a good source of folate per serving which is important for developing a baby’s brain function and reducing the risk for premature births and birth defects.
Paulina also discusses how she incorporated avocados into her own diet while she was pregnant, especially after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes & it was so easy! Avocados are incredibly versatile. We also receive great tips on how to pick the right avocado at the supermarket & what to do with those avocados that are passed their ripeness #selfcare.
For more information on pregnancy nutrition, visit Saborea Uno Hoy's Maternal Heath Advice section.
Don't forget, for all you pregnant super mamas out there with the same love (and crave) for avocados, we have a very special contest opportunity for you taking place on Instagram now until May 30th. In the ABC’s of Prenatal Nutrition- Avocados, Bellies & Cravings contest you can share why you’re eating avocados during your pregnancy for a chance to win some great prizes. Check out our #SMSOCIAL18, AVOCADO CONTEST & OUR PREGNANCY CRAVINGS blog post for more details!