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Calcium and Vitamin D During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women require enough calcium and vitamin D to help build their baby’s bones and to prevent loss of their own calcium stores. Calcium and vitamin D are often mentioned together, because they work together in the body. We all need plenty of vitamin D to be able to […]

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Protein

Protein is required for growth and maintenance of all body tissues. Proteins are composed of 22 different amino acids, some of which are essential. This means we cannot make them in our bodies, so we have to get them from food. A complete protein is one that has a balance of all the […]

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are an important nutrient. They help ensure proper growth and are a major source of energy during times of rest and physical activity. Carbohydrates are found in foods like bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, fruit, vegetables, beans, cookies, candy, and milk. They can be classified as sugars, starches, or fibers.  Sugars Sugars (“simple carbohydrates”) are found […]