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MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Diets
GESTATIONAL DIABETES
Nutrition & Diet




DIET & NUTRITION

A nutritionally balanced diet is always essential to maintaining a healthy mother and successful pregnancy. The foods you choose become the nutrient building blocks for the growth of the fetus. For a woman with, gestational diabetes, proper diet alone often keeps blood sugar levels in the normal range and is generally the first step to follow before resorting to insulin injections. Careful attention should be paid to the total calories eaten daily, to avoid foods which increase blood sugar levels, and to emphasize the use of foods which help the body maintain a normal blood sugar.

MoonDragon's Nutrition Information & Guidelines





WEIGHT GAIN

Of all questions asked by pregnant women, this is the most common. The answer is particularly important for women with gestational diabetes. The weight that you gain is a rough indication of how much nutrition is available to the fetus for growth. An inadequate weight gain may result in a small baby who lacks protective calorie reserves at birth. This baby may have more illness during the first year of life. An excessive weight gain during pregnancy, however, has an insulin-resistant effect, just like the hormones produced by the placenta, and may make your blood sugar level higher.

The "optimal" weight to gain depends on the weight that you are before becoming pregnant. Your pre-pregnancy weight is also a rough indication of how well-nourished you are before becoming pregnant. If you are at a desirable weight for your body size before you become pregnant, a weight gain of 24 to 27 pounds is recommended. If you are approximately 20 pounds or more above your desirable weight before pregnancy, a weight gain of 24 pounds is recommended. Many overweight women, however, have healthy babies and gain only 20 pounds. If you become pregnant when you are underweight, you need to gain more weight during the pregnancy to give your baby the extra nutrition he or she needs for the first year. You should gain 28 to 36 pounds, depending on how underweight you are before becoming pregnant. Your midwife can recommend an appropriate weight gain.





PRE-PREGNANCY WEIGHT


Use this chart to determine if your pre-pregnancy weight is normal, underweight, or overweight.


HEIGHT WITHOUT SHOES
UNDERWEIGHT
(If You Weighed This or Less)
NORMAL WEIGHT RANGE*
OVERWEIGHT
(If You Weighed This or More)
4'10"
88
89-108
109
4'11"
91
92-112
113
5'0"
94
95-115
116
5'1"
99
100-121
122
5'2"
104
105-127
128
5'3"
108
109-132
133
5'4"
113
114-138
139
5'5"
118
119-144
145
5'6"
123
124-150
151
5'7"
127
128-155
156
5'8"
132
133-161
162
5'9"
137
138-167
168
5'10"
142
143-173
174
5'11"
146
147-178
179
6'0"
151
152-184
185

*Normal weight for "thin-boned" women will be closer to the lower end of this range. For "big-boned" women, it will be closer to the higher end.

Reprinted with permission from: Judith E. Brown. Nutrition for Your Pregnancy. University of Minnesota Press, 1983.


Total recommended weight gain is often not as helpful as a weekly rate of gain. Most women gain 3 to 5 pounds during the first trimester (first 3 months) of pregnancy. During the second and third trimesters, a good rate of weight gain is about three-quarters of a pound to one pound per week. Gaining too much weight (2 or more pounds per week) results in putting on too much body fat. This extra body fat produces an insulin-resistant effect which requires the body to produce more insulin to keep blood sugar levels normal. An inability to produce more insulin, as in gestational diabetes, causes your blood sugar levels to rise above acceptable levels. If weight gain has been excessive, often limiting weight gain to approximately three-quarters of a pound per week (3 pounds per month) can return blood sugar levels to normal. Fetal growth and development depend on proper nourishment and will be placed at risk by drastically reducing calories. However, you can limit weight gain by cutting back on excessive calories and by eating a nutritionally-sound diet that meets your needs and the needs of your baby. Remember that dieting and severely cutting back on weight gain may increase the risk of delivering prematurely. If blood sugar levels continue to go up and you are not gaining excessive weight or eating improperly, the safest therapy for the well-being of the fetus is insulin.

Occasionally, your weight may go up rapidly in the last trimester (after 28 weeks) and you may notice an increase in water retention, such as swelling in the feet, fingers, and face. If there is any question as to whether the rapid weight gain is due to eating too many calories or too much water retention, keeping records of how much food you eat and your exercise patterns at this time will be very helpful. By examining your Food and Exercise Record Sheet, your midwife can help you determine which is causing the rapid weight gain. In addition, by examining your legs and body for signs of fluid retention, your midwife can help you to determine the cause of your weight gain. If your weight gain is due to water retention, cutting back drastically on calories may actually cause more fluid retention. Bed rest and resting on your side will help you to lose the build-up of fluid.

Marked fluid retention when combined with an increase in blood pressure and possibly protein in the urine are the symptoms of preeclampsia. This is a disorder of pregnancy that can be harmful to both the mother and baby. Inform your midwife of any rapid weight gain, especially if you are eating moderately and gaining more than 2 pounds per week. Should you develop preeclampsia, be especially careful to eat a well-balanced diet with adequate calories and protein.

After being diagnosed as having gestational diabetes, many women notice a slower weight gain as they start cutting the various sources of sugar out of their diet. This seems to be harmless and lasts only 1 or 2 weeks. It may be that sweets were contributing a substantial amount of calories to the diet.





EATING DURING PREGNANCY

As with any pregnancy, it is important to eat the proper foods to meet the nutritional needs of the mother and fetus. An additional goal for women with gestational diabetes is to maintain a proper diet to keep blood sugars as normal as possible.

PROTEIN EQUIVALENTS

PROTEIN FOODS
GRAMS OF PROTEIN
     1 cup 2% Milk
8
     1 cup Plain Nonfat Yogurt
8
     1 ounce American Processed Cheese
7
     1 ounce Low-Fat Cheese
7
     1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
7
     1/4 cup Cottage Cheese
7
     1/2 cup Cooked Dried Beans
7
     1 slice Whole Wheat Bread
3
     1/2 cup Flaked Cereal Bran or Corn
3


The daily need for calories increases by 300 calories during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. If non-pregnant calorie intake was 1800 calories per day and weight gain was maintained, a calorie intake of 2100 calories per day is usual from 14 weeks until delivery. This is the equivalent of an additional 8 ounce glass of milk and one-half of a sandwich (1 slice of bread, approximately 1 ounce of meat, and 1 teaspoon of margarine, mayonnaise, etc.) per day. The need for protein also increases during pregnancy. Make sure your diet includes foods high in protein, but not high in fat. Most vitamins and minerals are also needed in larger amounts during pregnancy. This can be attained by increasing dairy products, especially those low in fat, and making sure you include whole grain cereals and breads, as well as fruits and vegetables in your diet each day. To make sure you get enough folate (a B vitamin critical during pregnancy) and iron, your midwife may recommend a prenatal supplement. Prenatal supplements do not replace a good diet; they merely help you to get the nutrients you need. To absorb the most iron from your prenatal supplement, take it at night before going to bed, or in the morning on an empty stomach. Other herbal supplements may be recommended by your midwife.

The Daily Food Guide serves as a guideline for food sources that provide important vitamins and minerals, as well as carbohydrates, protein, and fiber during pregnancy. The recommended minimal servings per day appear in parenthesis after each food group listed. This guide emphasizes foods that are low in fat and in sugar.





DAILY FOOD GUIDE
(Each item equals one serving)

Milk & Milk Products
(4 Servings Per Day)

1 cup Milk, Skim or Low-fat
1/3 cup Powdered Non-fat Milk
1 cup Reconstituted Powdered Non-fat Milk
1.5 ounces Low-fat Cheese*


High Protein
Calcium
Vitamin D


Meat, Poultry, Fish,
& Meat Substitutes
(5 to 6 Servings Per Day)

1 ounce Cooked Poultry
1 ounce Fish
1 ounce Lean Meat (Beef, Lamb, Pork)
1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
1 Egg
1/4 cup Low-fat Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup Cooked Dried Beans or Lentils

High Protein
B-Vitamins
Iron


Breads, Cereals,
& Other Starches
(5 to 6 Servings Per Day)

1 slice Whole Grain Bread
5 Crackers
1 Muffin, Biscuit, Pancake or Waffle
3/4 cup Dry Cereal Unsweetened
1/2 cup Pasta (Macaroni, Spaghetti)
1/2 cup Rice or Mashed Potatoes
1/2 cup Cooked Cereal
1/3 cup Sweet Potatoes or Yams
1/2 cup Cooked Dried Beans or Lentils
1/2 Bagel or 1/2 English Muffin
l/2 Flour Tortilla
1 small Baked Potato
2 Taco Shells


Emphasize whole grains, fortified or enriched foods.

High Complex Carbohydrates
Protein
B-Vitamins
Fiber
Minerals


Fruit
(2 servings per day)

1/2 cup Fresh Fruit
1/2 Banana
1 medium-sized Fruit (Apple, Orange)
1/2 cup Orange, Grapefruit Juice
1/2 cup Vitamin C Fortified Juices
1/2 medium-sized Grapefruit
1 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup Fresh Apricots or Nectarines
1/2 cup Purple Plums or Cantaloupe
4 halves Dried Apricots (Vitamin A source)

Fresh fruit provides fiber.
Include one vitamin C source daily.


Vegetables***
(2 servings per day)

1/2 cup Cooked or 1 cup Raw:
(2 servings per day)

Broccoli, Spinach, Carrots
(Vitamin A source)

1/3 cup Mixed Vegetables

Fiber
Vitamins
Minerals

(Include good vitamin A sources
at least every other day.)


Fats

1 teaspoons Butter or Margarine
1 teaspoon Oil or Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Regular Salad Dressing
2 tablespoon Low-calorie Salad Dressing
1/4 cup Nuts or Seeds



*1 ounce low-fat cheese can also be used as 1 serving from the Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Meat Substitutes group if sufficient calcium is already being provided from 4 servings.

**This refers to plain yogurt. Commercially fruited yogurt contains a lot of added sugar.

***Starchy vegetables such as corn, peas, and potatoes are included in Breads, Cereals, and Other Starches list.

The food guide is divided into six groups: milk and milk products; meat, poultry, fish, and meat substitutes; breads, cereals, and other starches; fruits; vegetables; and fats. Each group provides its own combination of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients which play an important part in nutrition during pregnancy. Omitting the foods from one group will leave your diet inadequate in other nutrients. Plan your meals using a variety of foods within each food group, in the amounts recommended, and you will be most likely to get all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients the fetus needs for growth and development.





OTHER NUTRITIONAL & NON-NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

ALCOHOL
There is no known safe level of alcohol to allow during pregnancy. Daily heavy alcohol intake causes severe defects in development of the body and brain of the fetus, called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Even moderate drinking is associated with delayed fetal growth, spontaneous abortions, and lowered birth weight in babies. The Surgeon General's office warns: "Women who are pregnant or even considering pregnancy should avoid alcohol completely and should be aware of the alcohol content of food and drugs."

SALT
Salt restriction is no longer routinely advised during pregnancy. Recent research shows that during pregnancy the body needs salt to help provide the proper fluid balance and for growing blood volume. Your midwife may recommend that you use salt in moderation (salt to taste).

CAFFEINE
Studies conflict on the potential danger of caffeine to the fetus. Caffeine is found primarily in coffee, tea, and some sodas. Moderation is recommended. Talk to your midwife about the maximum amount of caffeine recommended or avoid it completely during pregnancy. Substitution with appropriate herbal teas (such as a Red Raspberry, Nettle and Alfalfa tea blend) for caffeinated beverages is recommended. They are healthful and nutritious. Discuss herbal tea recommendations with your midwife.

CAFFEINE COMPARISONS

FOOD
SERVING
AMOUNT OF CAFFEINE
     Regular Coffee      8 ounces      80-200 mg
     Instant Coffee      8 ounces      60-100 mg
     Decaffeinated Coffee      8 ounces      3-5 mg
     Tea (Except Herbal Teas)      8 ounces      60-65 mg
     Hot Chocolate      8 ounces      13 mg
     Carbonated Drinks (e.g. Colas)      12 ounces      30-65 mg


MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives - Caffeine

MEGA-VITAMINS
Megavitamins are defined as 10 times the Recommended Dietary Allowance* of vitamins and minerals and are not recommended for pregnant women. Although it is possible to get all of the necessary nutrients from food alone, your midwife may recommend some prenatal vitamins and minerals. If taken regularly, along with a balanced diet, you will be getting all the vitamins and minerals needed during your pregnancy.

SMOKING
Research has shown without question that smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of fetal death and pre-term delivery, impairs fetal growth, and can lead to low birth weight. It is best to stop smoking entirely and permanently, or at the very least, to cut back drastically on the number of cigarettes you smoke.





FOOD PATTERNS FOR NORMAL BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS

AVOID SUGAR & FOODS HIGH IN SUGAR
Most women with gestational diabetes, just like those without diabetes, have a desire for something sweet in their diet. In pregnant women, sugar is rapidly absorbed into the blood and requires a larger release of insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Without the larger release of insulin, blood sugar levels will increase excessively when you eat sugar-containing foods. There are many forms of sugar such as table sugar, honey, brown sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, turbinado sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and molasses. Generally, food that ends in "-ose" is a sugar (e.g., sucrose, dextrose, and glucose).

Foods that usually contain high amounts of sugar include pies, cakes, cookies, ice cream, candy, soft drinks, fruit drinks, fruit packed in syrup, commercially fruited yogurt, jams, jelly, doughnuts, and sweet rolls. Many of these foods are high in fat as well. Be sure to check the list of ingredients on food products. Ingredients are listed in order of amount. If an ingredient is first on the list, it is present in the highest amount. If some type of sugar is listed first, second, or third on the list of ingredients, the product should be avoided. If sugar is further down, fourth, fifth, or sixth, it probably will not cause your blood sugar levels to go up excessively. Fruit juices should only be taken with a meal and limited to 6 ounces. Tomato juice is a good choice because it is low in sugar. Six ounces of most other juice (apple, grapefruit, orange) with no sugar added still contain approximately 4 to 5 teaspoons of sugar. However, these do not contain much of the fiber of a piece of fruit which normally would act to slow the absorption of sugar into the blood. If you drink juice frequently to quench your thirst during the day, a high blood sugar level may result. Use only whole fruit for snacks.

To help with the occasional sweet tooth that we all have, artificial sweeteners may be used in foods. Aspartame has been extensively tested for safety. Use during pregnancy has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and by the American Medical Association's Review Board. However, aspartame has not been tested for long-term safety and has not been on the market very long. It may be best to avoid its use until more tests have been done. Saccharin is not advised during pregnancy. Likewise, use of mannitol, xylitol, sorbitol, or other artificial sweeteners is not recommended until further research is done. Fructose is a special type of sugar that is slowly absorbed into the system. A small amount of fructose can be used if your blood sugar levels are within normal range. However, fructose still has 4 calories per gram, as much as table sugar. High fructose corn syrup is part fructose and part corn syrup, making it very similar to table sugar in composition. It will raise blood sugar levels and should definitely be avoided. Be aware, artificial sweeteners can cause potentially serious side effects in some individuals.

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  • *Dietary allowances established by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council.




    COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES

    These include vegetables, cereal, grains, beans, peas, and other starchy foods. A well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber provided by vegetables, dried beans, cereals, and other starchy foods decreases the amount of insulin your body needs to keep blood sugars within a normal range. Anything that decreases the need for insulin is beneficial The American Diabetes Association recommends that at least one-half of your calories come from complex carbohydrates. Starchy foods include pasta, rice, grains, cereals, crackers, bread, potatoes, dried beans, peas, and legumes. Also, contrary to popular belief, carbohydrates are not highly fattening when eaten in moderate amounts and without the rich sauces and toppings often added.




    DIETARY FIBER

    Fiber is the edible portion of foods of plant origin that is not digested (e.g., skins, membranes, seeds, bran). Foods with a high fiber content include whole grain cereals and breads, fruits, vegetables, and legumes (dried peas and beans). Fiber aids digestion and helps prevent constipation. The fiber found in fruits, vegetables, and legumes also helps keep your blood sugar level from becoming too high without requiring extra insulin.

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  • KEEP YOUR DIET LOW IN FAT

    Some fat is needed to help with the absorption of certain vitamins and to provide the essential fatty acids necessary for fetal growth. A diet which is high in fat causes the insulin to react in a less efficient manner, necessitating more insulin to keep blood sugar levels within normal range. Foods high in saturated fats such as fatty meats, butter, bacon, cream (light, coffee, sour cream, etc.), and whole milk cheeses are likely to be high in total fat. Most foods with saturated fat are also high in cholesterol because they are fats from animal origin. However, foods such as crackers made with coconut, palm, or palm kernel oil can be high in saturated fats as well. Read labels carefully. Unsaturated fats are found in foods such as fish, margarine and vegetable oils. Keep your use of salad dressings to a minimum and whenever possible use those prepared with Olive Oil. To help keep the diet lower in fat, avoid adding extra fats such as rich sauces and creamy desserts, and bake or broil foods instead of frying them. Replacing fatty foods with those high in complex carbohydrates is also helpful.

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  • BEDTIME SNACKS

    Women with gestational diabetes have a tendency toward lower than normal blood sugar levels during the night. This causes the body to increase its utilization of fats as a fuel source. As fat is used, ketones are produced as a by-product of the breakdown of fats, and in large amounts, may be harmful to the fetus. This can be prevented by having a bedtime snack that provides protein and complex carbohydrates such as starchy foods. Starch will stabilize your blood sugar level in the early night, while protein acts as a long-acting stabilizer. Examples of a bedtime snacks are:
    • 1 ounce American-processed cheese Plus 5 crackers.
    • 1/2 chicken sandwich on whole wheat bread.
    • 3 cups unbuttered popcorn Plus 1/4 cup nuts.

    If you need to take insulin, a bedtime snack is critical and you should not omit it. When taken by injection, insulin acts to lower blood sugar level, even during the night when meals are not eaten. A bedtime snack is protective against low blood sugars while sleeping or upon arising. If a bedtime snack causes heartburn, sleep with your head raised on pillows, and be careful that you are not eating too large a bedtime snack.





    PLANNING MEALS

    A registered dietitian or qualified nutritionist or your midwife can help you plan a meal pattern that is right for you. Most women with gestational diabetes need three meals and a bedtime snack each day (splitting your meals into 6 smaller meals throughout the day is better for keeping the blood sugar more stable than 3 larger meals). It is unwise for anyone who is pregnant to go long periods of time (greater than 5 hours) without eating, as this will produce ketones. Extra snacks are necessary if your schedule results in a long time between meals. Blood sugars will be easier to keep in the normal range if meal times and amounts (total calories) are evenly spaced. It is more likely that a higher blood sugar will result if the majority of calories are eaten at dinner) than if they are distributed more evenly throughout the day. If insulin injections prove necessary, the time at which meals are eaten and the amounts eaten should be approximately the same from day to day. Do not skip meals and snacks, as this often results in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which may be harmful to the fetus and makes you feel irritable, shaky, or may result in a headache.




    SAMPLE MENU: 2000 Calories

    This diet is planned for women whose normal non-pregnant weight should be 130 to 135 lbs. Your midwife can discuss this and help you make necessary changes.

    BREAKFAST

    1/2 Grapefruit
    3/4 cup Oatmeal, cooked
    1 teaspoon Raisins
    1 Whole Wheat English Muffin
    1 teaspoon Margarine*
    LUNCH

    Salad with:
    1 cup Romaine Lettuce
    1/2 cup Kidney Beans, cooked
    1/2 fresh Tomato
    1 ounce Part-skim Mozzarella Cheese
    2 tablespoons Low-calorie Italian Dressing
    1 Bran Muffin
    1/2 cup Cantaloupe, chunks
    AFTERNOON SNACK

    2 Rice Cakes
    6 ounces Low-fat Yogurt, Plain
    1/2 cup Blueberries
    DINNER

    3/4 cup Vegetable Soup with 1/4 cup Cooked Barley
    3 ounces Chicken, without skin
    1 baked Potato
    1/2 cup cooked Broccoli
    1 piece Whole Wheat Bread
    1 tablespoon Margarine*
    1 fresh Peach
    BEDTIME SNACK

    1 Apple
    2 cups Popcorn, plain
    1/4 cup Peanuts

    *To reduce the fat in your diet, omit margarine, use non-fat salad dressing.





    GAINING TOO MUCH WEIGHT DURING PREGNANCY

    Gaining too much weight during pregnancy will make blood sugar levels higher than normal for women with gestational diabetes. Yet, for many pregnant women it is very difficult to gain weight slowly and still get all of the recommended nutrients. Luckily, fat, which is high in calories (9 calories per gram), is needed in only small amounts during pregnancy. Carbohydrates and protein, in contrast to fat, provide only 4 calories per gram. To cut calories without depriving the fetus of any necessary nutritional factors, it is best to avoid fats and fatty foods.

    Avoid high-fat meats. Choose lean cuts of beef, pork, and lamb. Emphasize more fish and poultry (without the skin).
    Avoid frying meat, fish, or poultry in added oil, shortening, or lard. Bake, broil, or roast instead.
    Avoid foods fried in oil such as chips, French fries, and doughnuts. Substitute pretzels, unbuttered popcorn, or breadsticks instead.
    Avoid using cream sauces and butter sauces, as well as salt pork for seasoning on vegetables. Season with herbs instead.
    Avoid using the fat drippings from meat or poultry for gravy. Use broth or bouillon instead and thicken with cornstarch.
    Avoid using mayonnaise or oil for salads. Use vinegar, lemon juice, or low-calorie salad dressings instead.

    To help reduce calories choose low-fat dairy products. During pregnancy you need 1200 mg calcium daily to build the fetal skeleton without drawing from maternal calcium stores.

    The difference between 600 calories and 340 calories is only 260 calories and may seem insignificant. Yet, if your diet is cut by 260 calories daily for 1 week, your weight gain slows down by approximately 1/2 pound per week. In other words, instead of gaining 1-1/2 pounds per week you will only gain 1 pound per week.

    If cheese is a part of your daily diet, use low-fat cheeses such as low-fat cottage cheese, Neufchatel, mozzarella, farmers, and pot cheese. Avoid using cream cheese, as it has little protein and most of its calories come from fat.

    Even though pregnancy can be a very hectic time, with little time for meal preparation, eat less and less often at "fast food" restaurants. Studies have shown that some foods from fast food restaurants average 40 to 60 percent of their calories from fat, and are quite high in calories.* For example, chicken and fish that are coated with batter and deep-fried in fat may contain more fat and calories than a hamburger or roast beef sandwich.


    *Fast Food Facts: Nutritive and Exchange Values for Fast Food Restaurants Marion J. Franz, International Diabetes Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987. 54 pp.




    CALORIE COMPARISONS


    FOOD
    CALORIES

    4 8-ounce glasses whole milk
    4 8-ounce glasses 2% milk
    4 8-ounce glasses skim milk

    600
    480
    340

    2 8-ounce glasses whole milk plus 3 ounces American processed cheese
    2 8-ounce glasses 2% milk plus 3 ounces American processed cheese
    2 8-ounce glasses skim milk plus 3 ounces American processed cheese

    600
    540
    470


    Go lightly when using butter and margarine. Adding only an extra three pats of butter or margarine (same calories) daily could add an extra pound of weight gain next month. It may be better to emphasize the use of foods rich in complex carbohydrates that do not use butter, margarine, or cream sauce to make them palatable. Many people find rice, noodles, and spaghetti tasty without a lot of butter. Use a variety of spices and herbs (such as curry, garlic, and parsley) to flavor rice and tomato sauce to flavor pasta without additional fats.

    It is also a good idea to eat small amounts frequently, thereby keeping the edge off your appetite. This will assist your self-control in avoiding large portions of food that you should not have. Avoid skipping meals or trying to cut back drastically on breakfast or lunch. It will leave you too hungry for the next meal to exercise any control. Your midwife can help you determine how you can cut extra calories.

    You may find it helpful to keep food records of what you eat, as most of us tend to forget or not realize the extent of our snacking. Recording everything you eat or drink tends to be a sobering and instructive experience.

    Be careful to maintain a weight gain of at least 1/2 pound per week, over several weeks, if you are in the second trimester (14 weeks or more of gestation). Cutting back more than this may increase the risk of having a low-birth-weight infant.





    BREASTFEEDING

    Breastfeeding is strongly encouraged. For most women this represents the easiest way back to pre-pregnancy weight after delivery. The body draws on the calories stored during the first part of pregnancy to use in milk production. Approximately 800 calories per day are used during the first 3 months of milk production, and even more during the next 3 months. By 6 weeks after delivery, women who breast-feed usually have lost 4 pounds more than women who bottle-feed. This can be a very important factor, as it is strongly recommended that women with gestational diabetes return to their desirable body weight 4 to 5 months postpartum. As previously mentioned, maintaining a weight appropriate for your height and frame may reduce the risk of developing diabetes later in life.

    In addition, breastfeeding has many advantages for your baby. Protection from infection and allergies are transferred to the baby through breast milk. This milk is also easier to digest than formula, and its minerals are better absorbed than those in formula.




    DIABETES / GESTATIONAL DIABETES-RELATED MOONDRAGON LINKS

    MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Pregnancy - Gestational Diabetes & Diabetes Index
    MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
    MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations
    MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Gestational Diabetes Introduction & Overview
    MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Diabetes Mellitus
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Diabetes
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Information: Diets - Hypoglycemic Diet
    MoonDragon's Birthing Guidelines - Glucosuria




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    Amazon: Heather's Tummy Fiber Acacia Senegal Bulk Kit, 1 lb package, 3 Pouches
    Organic Acacia Senegal for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.


  • Nutrition Basics: Acacia Gum Arabic Information



  • APPLE PECTIN FIBER PRODUCTS

    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Apple Fiber Powder, 1 lb.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Apple Fiber, From Jonathan, Red Delicious & Rome Apples, Now Foods, 12 oz. (85990)
    HerbsPro: Apple Fiber Plus Powder, Yerba Prima, 12 oz. (20260)
    HerbsPro: Apple Pectin USP, Twinlab, 100 Caps (19427)
    HerbsPro: Apple Pectin, Now foods, 700 mg, 120 Caps (67719)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Apple Pectin Powder (Phrus matus), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Apple Pectin (Pyrun malus), Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz: C
    Kalyx: Apple Pectin, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.: C
    Kalyx: Apple Pectin Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Apple (Malus domestica) Pectin Powder, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF


  • Nutrition Basics: Apple Pectin Fiber Information



  • EFA OMEGA COMPLEX SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    NATIVE REMEDIES PRODUCTS

    Native Remedies: NR Essentials Omega Lemonade Smoothie, Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acid Complex
    Native Remedies: NR Essentials Omega Lemonade Smoothie for Kids


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: EFA Blend For Children, Natures Way, 60 Softgels (113574)
    HerbsPro: EFA Blend For Children, Natures Way, 60 Softgels (17717)
    HerbPro: Ultimate Oil, Nature's Secret, 90 Softgels (17696)
    HerbsPro: Complete EFA Omega 3-6-9, Twinlab, 90 Softgels (35840)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 90 Caps (15419)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA, 100% Vegetarian, Health From The Sun, 90 Softgels (84126)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA Junior, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 90 Caps (34002)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA Junior Chewable, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 90 Tabs (88844)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA Double Action, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 90 Caps (67098)
    HerbsPro: EFA Blend For Children, Natures Way, 120 Softgels (17716)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 180 Caps (15418)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA Double Action, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 180 Caps (67099)
    HerbsPro: Borage Oil GLA Bio-EFA, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 300 mg, 30 Caps (15359)
    HerbsPro: Borage Oil GLA Bio-EFA, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 300 mg, 60 Caps (15358)
    HerbsPro: Arctic Pure Pro EFA, Source Naturals, Lemon, 1000 mg, 30 Softgels (20921)
    HerbsPro: Arctic Pure Pro EFA, Source Naturals, Lemon, 1000 mg, 60 Softgels (20922)
    HerbsPro: Arctic Pure Pro EFA, Source Naturals, Lemon, 1000 mg, 120 Softgels (20923)
    HerbsPro: Omega 3-6-9 EFA, Solgar, 1300 mg, 60 Softgels (100254)
    HerbsPro: Omega 3-6-9 EFA, Solgar, 1300 mg, 120 Softgels (100255)
    HerbsPro: Mega EFA Blend, Natures Way, 1350 mg, 90 Softgels (66270)
    HerbsPro: Mega EFA Blend, Natures Way, 1350 mg, 180 Softgels (71845)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA With Fish Oil, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 8 oz. (36112)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA, Organic Veg/Lignan, Health From The Sun, 8 oz. (15422)
    HerbsPro: Royal Coat EFA Express, Ark Naturals, 8 oz. (61139)
    HerbsPro: Primrose EFA Hand/Body Lotion, Jason Natural, 8 fl. oz. (16066)
    HerbsPro: FiProFlax Bio-EFA Flax Seed, Health From The Sun, 15 oz. (15360)
    HerbsPro: Total EFA, Organic Veg/Lignan, Health From The Sun, 16 oz. (15421)


    KALYZ PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Total EFA, Health From The Sun, 1200 mg. 180 Caps: K
    Health From the Sun's Total EFA formula supplies your daily needs for essential fatty acids in the most beneficial ration of omega-6, omega-3 and omega-9.
    Kalyx: Total EFA Omega 3-6-9, Health From the Sun, 180 Softgels: HF


  • Nutrition Basics: EFA - Essential Fatty Acids Information



  • EVENING PRIMROSE OIL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Evening Primrose Oil, Certified Organic, Bulk Carrier & Vegetable Oils
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Evening Primrose Oil, Certified Organic, Herbal Oils
    Method of extraction: Cold pressed and partially refined. Made from fresh cold pressed Evening Primrose seeds (Oenothera biennis). No other carriers or oils are included, just 100% pure Evening Primrose seed oil. A prized oil for its abundant food, health, cosmetic and medicinal benefits.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Evening Primrose Seeds, Certified Organic, Medicinal Herb Seeds, 200 Seeds Per Packet
    Self-seeding biennial. Scatter seed on surface of disturbed soil in fall or early spring, or start on surface of flat and transplant. Seed requires exposure to light in order to germinate. Drought tolerant. Some women report alleviation of PMS by eating the plant and the seeds. The flowers especially make a tasty addition to salads. 200 seeds per packet.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Evening Primrose Oil (9% GLA), 500 mg, 100 Softgels
    Starwest Botanicals: Evening Primrose Oil (9% GLA), 500 mg, 500 Softgels
    Starwest Botanicals: Evening Primrose Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Evening Primrose Oil, Organic, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Evening Primrose Oil, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Evening Primrose Oil, Organic, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Evening Primrose Oil, 1 gallon.
    Starwest Botanicals: Evening Primrose Oil, Organic (Refined), 1 gallon


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Woodland Publishing, 30 Page Booklet (90511)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Organic, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17172)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Liquid Gold, Hexane-Free, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 2 fl. oz. (15388)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Liquid Gold, Hexane-Free, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 4 fl. oz. (15387)
    HerbsPro: Platinum Evening Primrose Oil, Natures Answer, 4 fl. oz. (66342)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz. (68170)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Jarrow Formulas, 60 Softgels (1289)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Vegetarian, Health From The Sun, 90 Softgels (79655)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Natures Answer, 90 Softgels (35247)
    HerbsPro: Vegan Evening Primrose Oil, Deva Vegan Vitamins, 90 VCaps (75869)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Oregon's Wild Harvest, 100 Softgels (83550)
    Herbs Pro: Evening Primrose Oil, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 30 Softgels (6836)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Thompson Nutritional Products, 500 mg, 30 Softgels (35590)
    Herbs Pro: Evening Primrose Oil, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 Softgels (6837)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Solgar, 500 mg, 60 Softgels (36397)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Country Life, 500 mg, 60 Softgels (37171)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Solgar, 500 mg, 90 Softgels (36398)
    Herbs Pro: Evening Primrose Oil, Olympian Labs, 500 mg, 90 Softgels (74328)
    Herbs Pro: Evening Primrose Oil, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 90 Softgels (6838)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 500 mg, 100 Softgels (100783)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Spectrum Essentials, 500 mg, 100 Caps (29800)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose, Now Foods, 500 mg, 100 Softgels (68167)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Nutricology, 500 mg, 120 Softgels (18274)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Natural Factors, 500 mg, 180 Softgels (84329)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Health From The Sun, 500 mg, 180 Softgels (61556)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Solgar, 500 mg, 180 Softgels (36395)
    Herbs Pro: Evening Primrose Oil, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 180 Softgels (6839)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, American Health, 500 mg, 200 Plus 200 Softgels (13663)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose, Now Foods, 500 mg, 250 Softgels (68168)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Natural Factors, 1000 mg/100 mg, 90 Softgels (84330)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Natural Factors, 1000 mg, 180 Softgels (84331)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Natural Factors, 1000 mg, 240 Softgels (84489)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Solgar, 1300 mg, 30 Softgels (36393)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Bluebonnet Nutritionals, 1300 mg, 30 Softgels (100785)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Seed Oil, Natures Life, 1300 mg, 50 Softgels (90475)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Organic, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 1300 mg, 60 Softgels (69636)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil Deluxe, Health From The Sun Arkopharma, 1300 mg, 60 Softgels (15381)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Olympian Labs, 1.3 g (1300 mg), 60 Softgels (74327)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Cold Pressed, Natures Way, 1300 mg, 60 Softgels (17857)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Solgar, 1300 mg, 60 Softgels (36394)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Bluebonnet Nutritionals, 1300 mg, 60 Softgels (100786)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Super Potency, American Health, 1300 mg, 60 Plus 60 Softgels (34618)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Spectrum Essentials, Organic, 1300 mg, 90 Caps (64189)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose, Bluebonnet Nutritionals, 1300 mg, 90 Softgels (100792)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Seed Oil, Natures Life, 1300 mg, 100 Softgels (90478)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil High Potency Gold, Cold Pressed, Natures Way, 1300 mg, 120 Softgels (17858)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Super Potency, American Health, 1300 mg, 120 Plus 120 Softgels (34616)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Source Naturals, 1350 mg, 30 Softgels (6833)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Source Naturals, 1350 mg, 60 Softgels (6834)
    HerbsPro: Evening Primrose Oil, Source Naturals, 1350 mg, 120 Softgels (6835)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Evening Primrose Oil, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Evening Primrose Oil, 9% GLA, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 100 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Evening Primrose Oil, 9% GLA, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Softgels


  • Nutrition Basics: Evening Primrose Herbal Information
  • Aromatherapy: Evening Primrose Oil Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) Information



  • FLAXSEED HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Flax Seed, Whole (Linum Usitatissimum), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Flax Meal (Linum Usitatissimum), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Brown Flax Seed, Whole, Organic, 1 lb.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Meal, Organic, Now Foods, 12 oz. (86009)
    HerbsPro: Golden Flax Seed Meal, Organic, Now Foods, 12 oz. (86012)
    HerbsPro: Ground Flaxseed With Berries, Organic, Spectrum Essentials, 12 oz. (80473)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed, Organic Dry Roasted, Spectrum Essentials, 12 oz. (71933)
    HerbsPro: Premium Flaxseed, Whole, Organic, Spectrum Essentials, 15 oz. (67119)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Powder, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 16 oz. (79122)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed, Organic, Now Foods, 1 lb. (86008)
    HerbsPro: Golden Flax Seeds, Organic, Now Foods, 1 lb. (86011)
    HerbsPro: Cold Milled Flax Seeds, Omega Nutrition, 17.5 oz. (31594)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Meal, Organic, Now Foods, 22 oz. (86005)
    HerbsPro: Golden Flax Seed Meal, Organic, Now Foods, 22 oz. (86006)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed, Organic, Now Foods, 2 lb. (86007)


  • Nutrition Basics: Flaxseed Herbal Information
  • Nutrition Basics: EFA (Essential Fatty Acids) Supplement Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Fiber Supplement Information
  • Aromatherapy: Flaxseed Oil Information



  • FLAXSEED OIL HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Flax Seed, Whole (Linum Usitatissimum), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Flax Meal (Linum Usitatissimum), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Brown Flax Seed Whole, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Flax Seed Powder, Organic, 1 lb.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 8 fl. oz. (79138)
    HerbsPro: Flax Oil, Organic, Cinnamon, Spectrum Essentials, 8 fl. oz. (30093)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Fresh Pressed, Jarrow Formulas, 12 fl. oz. (3144)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Organic, Now Foods, 12 fl. oz. (68550)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed FiProFlax Bio-EFA, Health From The Sun, 15 fl. oz. (15360)
    HerbsPro: Super Flax Seed FiProFlax Bio-EFA, Health From The Sun, 15 fl. oz. (15417)
    HerbsPro: Earth Source Flaxseed Oil, Organic, Solgar, 16 fl. oz. (100212)
    HerbsPro: Golden Flax Seed Oil Liquid, Unflavored, Natures Life, 16 fl. oz. (90025)
    HerbsPro: Hi Lignan Flax Oil, Omega Nutrition, 16 fl. oz. (31604)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Organic, Now Foods, 24 fl. oz. (68551)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Super Size Liquid, Jarrow Formulas, 32 fl. oz. (36919)
    HerbsPro: Golden Flax Seed Oil Liquid, Unflavored, Natures Life, 32 fl. oz. (90081)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Deva Vegan Vitamins, Organic, 90 VCaps (73135)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Vegetarian, Health From The Sun, 90 Softgels (79654)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Foodscience of Vermont, 90 Caps (50275)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Jarrow Formulas, 100 Softgels (1313)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Jarrow Formulas, 200 Softgels (1314)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Natures Bounty, 1000 mg, 60 Caps (98049)
    HerbsPro: Golden Flax Seed Oil, Natures Life, 1000 mg, 90 Softgels (90018)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Natrol, 1000 mg, 90 Softgels (34407)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Natures Answer, 1000 mg, 90 Softgels (35252)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, High Lignans, Olympian Labs, 1 g (1000 mg), 90 Softgels (74331)
    HerbsPro: Flax Oil, Organic, Natural Factors, 1000 mg, 90 Softgels (84319)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Organic, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 1000 mg, 100 Caps (18275)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 1000 mg, 100 Softgels (100787)
    HerbsPro: Flax Oil, Sundown Naturals, 1000 mg, 100 Softgels (98689)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Natrol, 1000 mg, 120 Caps (82590)
    HerbsPro: Golden Flax Seed Oil, Natures Life, 1000 mg, 180 Softgels (90019)
    HerbsPro: Flax Oil, Organic, Natural Factors, 1000 mg, 180 Softgels (84320)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Natrol, 1000 mg, 200 Softgels (69723)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Vita Plus, 1000 mg, 240 Caps (73889)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed Oil, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 1000 mg, 250 Softgels (100788)
    HerbsPro: Flax Oil, Organic, Natural Factors, 1000 mg, 360 Softgels (84321)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Natures Bounty, 1200 mg, 100 Caps (97154)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Solgar, 1250 mg, 100 Softgels (36410)
    HerbsPro: Flaxseed Oil, Solgar, 1250 mg, 250 Softgels (36411)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed, Natures Way, 1300 mg, 100 Softgels (17880)
    HerbsPro: Flax Seed, Natures Way, 1300 mg, 200 Softgels (17881)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Super Lignan Flax Oil, Organic, EFA Gold, Natures Way, 24 fl. oz.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Flax Omega 3-6-9 Complex Lemon Oil, With Borage, 1000 mg, 60 Softgels: HF
    Kalyx: Flaxseed Oil, Natures Answer, 1,000 mg, 90 Softgels: K
    Kalyx: Flax Seed Oil, Natrol, 1,000 mg, 200 Softgels: K
    Kalyx: Flax Lignan Gold Oil, Organic, Health From The Sun, 16 fl oz: K


  • Nutrition Basics: Flaxseed Herbal Information
  • Nutrition Basics: EFA (Essential Fatty Acids) Supplement Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Fiber Supplement Information
  • Aromatherapy: Flaxseed Oil Information



  • FIBER COMPLEX SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Fiber Facts, Woodland Publishing, 32 Page Booklet (90203)
    HerbsPro: Fiber Fact Book Complete, Woodland Publishing, 150 Page Booklet (90492)
    HerbsPro: Yummi Bears Fiber, Hero Nutritional Products, 60 Bears (20315)
    All-natural fiber supplements for kids. The next generation of gummi bears. Moms and Dads know how important it is for their kids to get the fiber they need to keep their growing bodies healthy. Good news! These Yummi Bears are the perfect solution, because kids love the tasty fun and moms and dads appreciate the wholesome nutrition. Hero Nutritional Products adds the highest quality ingredients into every Yummi Bear to help your kids get the fiber they need everyday. Yummi Bears Fiber is a tasty and chewy supplement fortified with extra fiber.
    HerbsPro: Fiber Delights, Enzymatic Therapy, Vanilla, 60 Chew Tabs (31288)
    Fiber Delights is formulated with oat bran and enriched inulin fibers, two non-psyllium sources of fiber that gently promote and maintain regularity. Plus, you are supporting a healthy immune system and cardiovascular function with every tasty tablet. Get your daily fiber with convenient, great-tasting and chewable.
    HerbsPro: Fiber Delights, Enzymatic Therapy, Chocolate, 60 Chew Tabs (31287)
    HerbsPro: Ultra Fiber Biotic, Health Plus, (79282)
    HerbsPro: Detox Formula, Herbal Blend Natural Cleansing Supplement, Natures Answer, 90 Caps (35216)
    HerbsPro: Daily Fiber X, Country Life, 90 Caps (37121)
    HerbsPro: Everyday Fiber System, Rainbow Light, 90 Caps (18739)
    HerbsPro: Multiple Fiber Formula, Solgar, 120 VCaps (36631)
    HerbsPro: Fiber Fusion Plus Formula, Enzymatic Therapy, 120 Caps (37795)
    HerbsPro: Ultimate Cleanse, Balanced For Clinical Effectiveness, Natures Secret, 120 Plus 120 Tabs (17689)
    HerbsPro: Cleansing Fiber Formula, Zand, 150 Caps (20333)
    Cleansing Fiber contains a combination of psyllium, apple pectin, bentonite, kaolin clays and herbs, which bind to toxins and help, carry them out of the body while providing soothing and detoxifying effect to the colon. Cleansing Fiber is a proprietary formula developed by Janet Zand. Zand Formulas combine the optimum potency of key ingredients with a blend of supportive herbs to restore and maintain the bodys natural state of balance.
    HerbsPro: Fiber Perfect, Promotes Detoxification & Healthy Bowel Function, Jarrow Formulas, 150 Caps (1165)
    HerbsPro: Daily Fiber Formula, Yerba Prima, 625 mg, 180 Caps (20255)
    HerbsPro: Colon Care Formula, Yerba Prima, 625 mg, 180 Caps (20253)
    HerbsPro: Everyday Fiber System, Rainbow Light, 180 Caps (18738)
    HerbsPro: Soluble Fiber Formula, Yerba Prima, 180 Caps (20273)
    HerbsPro: Fiber Plus, Yerba Prima, 180 Caps (20259)
    HerbsPro: Daily Fiber X, Country Life, 180 Caps (37120)
    HerbsPro: Smooth Move Senna-Fiber, Trask Nutrition Traditional Medicinals Teas, 180 Caps (69844)
    HerbsPro: Fibersol, Natural Bulk-Producing Soluble Dietary Fiber, TwinLab, 200 Caps (19591)
    HerbsPro: Multi Fiber Cleanse, Natures Secret, 275 Tabs (17680)
    Multi Fiber is a non-swelling or gelling formula that sweeps, tones and cleanses the colon, includes Slippery Elm to smooth the intestinal tract and absorb toxins from the bowel- plus Marshmallow root to remove mucus and soothe the intestinal tract.
    HerbsPro: Liquid Fiber-X, Delicious Fruit Flavor, Country Life, 16 fl. oz. (87964)
    HerbsPro: Liquid Fiber, Lemon Lime, Natures Answer, 16 fl. oz. (86555)
    HerbsPro: Rejuv Gentle Daily Fiber, Gaia Herbs, 110 Grams, (91187)
    HerbsPro: Clearly Fiber Powder, FoodScience of Vermont, 176 grams (38510)
    HerbsPro: Super Fiber Blend, Health Plus, 6 oz. (91235)
    HerbsPro: Chia Fresh Daily Fiber, Gaia Herbs, 7.5 oz. (91235)
    HerbsPro: Ultimate Fiber, Natures Secret, 7.9 oz. (17692)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Seed Husk, Country Life, 8 oz. (37412)
    HerbsPro: Daily Essential Fiber, Organic, Spectrum Essentials, 8.5 oz. (29683)
    Daily Essential Flax Fiber provides soluble and insoluble fiber, will not cause abdominal cramping or bloating, stimulates digestion, nourishes healthy intestinal flora, absorbs toxins, reduces intestinal inflammation, supports cellular integrity, and improves intestinal function, and health. The typical American diet does not supply enough fiber due to excessive consumption of processed and refined foods. Use of dietary fiber on a daily basis can help maintain healthy cholesterol, normal blood sugar, reduce risk of colon cancer, relieve constipation, hemorrhoids. Spectrum Essentials Daily Fiber is a unique daily fiber formulawith a combination of flaxseed meal, soothing and supportive herbs, essential amino acids and probiotics to encourage proper digestion and regular waste relief. Daily Essential Fiber product does not contain psyllium that can cause bloating, swelling and discomfort.
    HerbsPro: Everyday Fiber System, Rainbow Light, 8.8 oz. (18740)
    HerbsPro: Rejuv Gentle Daily Fiber, Gaia Herbs, 215 Grams, (91186)
    HerbsPro: Dietary Fiber Cellulose Powder, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 250 grams (46019)
    HerbsPro: Diet Fiber Re:Fresh Herbal Re:Store Powder, Source Naturals, 309 Grams (6771)
    Fiber Re:Fresh powder contains a unique combination of ingredients to help support the body’s natural detoxification process. This special blend combines both soluble and insoluble fiber to promote healthy relief and regularity, and the warming, carminative herbs citrus peel, ginger root and anise seed to support digestion.
    HerbsPro: Totally Fiber Complex Dietary Supplement, All-One (Nutri-Tech), 10.7 oz. (13472)
    Totally Fiber is rich in vitamins, minerals, and a blend of grain, fruit and vegetable fibers that gently cleanse and nourish the colon and promote intestinal health, and may be sprinkled on food, baked goods or mixed into beverages.
    HerbsPro: Daily Fiber Formula, Regular Powder, Yerba Prima, 12 oz. (20257)
    HerbsPro: Soluble Fiber Formula Powder, Yerba Prima, 12 oz. (20274)
    HerbsPro: Fiber Plus Powder, Apple Cinnamon Flavor, Yerba Prima, 12 oz. (20260)
    HerbsPro: Colon Care, Bowel Regulation, GastroIntestinal Health & Cleansing, TwinLab, 13.6 oz. (19520)
    HerbsPro: Daily Fiber Formula, Orange Powder, Yerba Prima, 16 oz. (20256)
    HerbsPro: Organic Fiber-3, Now Foods, 16 oz. (77542)
    Dietary fiber is known for its ability to support and maintain intestinal regularity. Many Americans get considerably less than the optimal recommended amount of fiber from their diets. This is a combination of fibers from certified organic Golden Flax Seed Meal, Acacia, and Inulin that can help you increase your fiber intake. Golden Flax Seed contains both soluble and insoluble fibers as well as lignans that can act as antioxidants. Acacia is rich in soluble fiber that can help to control gas and bloating associated with high fiber intake in some individuals and Inulin acts as a prebiotic, providing food for friendly intestinal bacteria. The properties of the three fiber sources combined work together to support and maintain healthy intestinal flora and regularity.
    HerbsPro: Hemp Protein & Fiber Powder, Natures Way, 16 oz. (66202)
    HerbsPro: Fabulous Fiber, Lewis Labs, 16 oz. (72077)
    HerbsPro: Simply Digestion 2000 Plus, Immunity & Regularity, Dynamic Health Labs, 16 oz. (49605)
    HerbsPro: Hemp Protein Powder, Organic With Fiber, Manitoba Harvest, 16 oz. (72595)
    HerbsPro: Whole Body Cleanse, Lemon Fiber Mix Drink, Enzymatic Therapy, 2 Weeks (76334)
    Whole Body Cleanse is a complete 3-product kit - everything you need for a safe, gentle 2-week cleanse. Whole Body Cleanse eliminates toxins with fiber: Other products do not include fiber - but without it, toxins get reabsorbed in your system. Each supplement in the Cleanse has a purpose: To Cleanse: Super Milk Thistle supplement stimulates toxin-clearing bile flow. To Detoxify: Fiber Fusion daily cleansing fiber binds to toxins so they do not get reabsorbed into your bloodstream. To Rejuvenate: The Laxative Formula gently purges the intestines of built up toxins, makes sure the toxins are carried out of your body for thorough detoxification.
    HerbsPro: Quick Cleanse Internal Program Kit, Zand, 1 Kit (20399)
    HerbsPro: Parastroy Program Kit, Intestinal Parasite Cleanser, Natures Secret, 2 Piece Kit (17682)
    HerbsPro: Women's Renew Internal Cleansing Program, Yerba Prima, 3 Piece Kit (20280)
    HerbsPro: Ultimate Fasting Cleanse Kit, Natures Secret, 5 Piece Kit (17691)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Yummi Bears Fiber, Hero Nutritional, 60 Bears
    Yummi Bears Fiber is from high quality chicory root that, along with a high fiber diet, can help promote optimum health and good bacteria environment in the digestive tract.


  • Nutrition Basics: Fiber Supplement Information



  • GRAPEFRUIT FIBER - PECTIN PRODUCTS

    Pure Grapefruit Fiber is a good source of Dietary Fiber. Food surveys have shown that the fiber content of the American diet is typically half of government recommended levels. Grapefruit fiber powder can be a convenient way to increase the intake of fiber.

    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Grapefruit Peel, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Modified Citrus Pectin Powder, Promotes Good Health, Source Naturals, 400 Grams
    HerbsPro: Grapefruit Pectin Powder, Source Naturals, 16 oz.
    HerbsPro: Grapefruit Pectin, Vegetarian, Now Foods, 500 mg, 120 VCaps.
    HerbsPro: Grapefruit Pectin, Soluble Fiber, Source Naturals, 1000 mg, 240 Tabs


  • Nutrition Basics: Grapefruit Pectin Herbal Information



  • OLIVE HERBAL OIL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, Certified Organic, Organic & Non-Organic Bulk Carrier Oils
    Olea europaea) - Method of extraction: Cold Pressed/Unrefined (Extra Virgin). Olive oil is by far the most universal oils used for a multitude of purposes including cosmetics, as a carrier oil, for hair care solutions, and in cooking. It has a rich, full bodied flavor with a strong aroma and is golden brown in color. Has a great conditioning effect in body care recipes and can be used in almost all applications because of its stable nature. The line of Olive oil offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is 100% pure cold pressed and extra virgin from the highest quality Olives from Spain with no other oils added to it.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), Extra Virgin, Certified Organic Epicurean Oils
    (Olea europaea) - Method of extraction: Cold Pressed / Unrefined (Extra Virgin). Homer proclaimed this enchanting oil as "liquid gold” of the Mediterranean. This pure extra virgin Olive Oil is cold pressed from perfectly ripened organic Picual and Hojiblanca olives grown in the Spanish region of Andalusia. Luxurious and rich, this fine oil boasts a complex and fruity flavor profile with a slight astringent "bite" that is truly irresistible. The perfect complement to almost any dish - though its dynamic flavor may be best experienced unaccompanied. Drizzle generously on garden greens, fresh baked artisan bread, or garlic kissed pasta; this oil is also very suitable for high-heat cooking and frying.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, Organic, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, Organic, 1 gallon
    Starwest Botanicals: Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, 1 gallon
    Starwest Botanicals: Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, 5 gallons


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Pure Olive Squalane Oil, Life-Flo, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Carrier Oil Olive, Extra Virgin, Natures Alchemy, 4 fl. oz. (35160)
    HerbsPro: Oil Olive, Extra Virgin, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (85943)
    HerbsPro: Oil Olive, Heritage Products, 32 fl. oz. (106111)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Olive Squalane Oil, Pure, Life-Flo, 2 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Good Food, 16 fl. oz. (Case of 12): GR
    Kalyx: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Good Food, 32 fl. oz. (Case of 12): GR
    Kalyx: Olive Carrier & Cooking Oil, Starwest Botanicals, 1 Gallon: C
    Kalyx: Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 Gallon: C
    Kalyx: Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, Starwest Botanicals, 5 Gallons: C


    AMAZON PRODUCTS



  • Nutrition Basics: Olive Leaf & Oil Herbal Information
  • Aromatherapy: Olive Herbal Oil Information



  • PSYLLIUM (FIBER) HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Psyllium Husk (Plantago ovata), Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Psyllium Husk Powder (Plantago ovata), Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Psyllium Seed, Whole (Plantago ovata), Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Psyllium Seed Powder (Plantago ovata), Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Psyllium Seed Capsules (Plantago psyllium), 620 mg, 100 Caps, Organic Herbal Capsules


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Husks Whole, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Husk Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Husks Whole, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Husks Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Seed Whole, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Seed Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Seed Whole, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Seed Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Husk Capsules (Plantago ovata), Organic, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Psyllium Husk Capsules (Plantago ovata), Organic, 500 mg, 500 VCaps


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Colon Cleanse Regular, Psyllium Husk Soluble Fiber, Health Plus, 6 oz. (15437)
    HerbsPro: Psyllim Seed Husk, Country Life, 8 oz. (37412)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks Fiber Powder, Solgar, 10 oz. (36709)
    HerbsPro: Apple Psyllium Fiber, Now Foods, 12 oz. (67720)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Powder, Now Foods, 12 oz. (82080)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks Powder, Now Foods, 12 oz. (68638)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Whole, Now Foods, 12 oz. (82081)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Whole, Now Foods, 12 oz. Cannister (68640)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk, Orange Flavor, Now Foods, 12 oz. (68637)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks, Organic, Organic India, 12 oz. Cannister (72896)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks, 100% Pure, Health Plus, 12 oz. Plastic Bag (15432)
    HerbsPro: Super Colon Cleanse, Body's Internal Detox & Relief, Health Plus, 12 oz. (15460)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Powder, Source Naturals, 12 oz. (1916)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Whole Husks, Colon Cleanser, Yerba Prima, 12 oz. (20272)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Whole, Now Foods, 1 lb. (68639)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks, 100% Pure, Health Plus, 24 oz. (15431)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Powder, Now Foods, 24 oz. (82082)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Whole, Now Foods, 24 oz. (68641)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Whole, Now Foods, 10 lbs. (85993)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk Powder, Now Foods, 12 lbs. (85992)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Herbal Combination Intestinal Cleanser, Perfect 7, 75 Grams (86572)
    HerbsPro: Perfect 7 Psyllium-Herbal Combination Powder, Perfect 7, 300 grams (64568)
    HerbsPro: Perfect 7 Psyllium-Herbal Combination Powder, Intestinal Cleanser, Perfect 7, 600 grams (64569)
    Perfect 7 is a 100% natural way to gently purify the colon from toxins generated by the consumption of fibre-less processed foods. Perfect 7 can help ease the constipation and promote healthy intestinal function when used in conjunction with a high fiber diet such as whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Remember it has probably taken years to clog up your colon, it will take time to clean a toxic colon even with a good fiber supplement, so patience combined with the desire to reach the goal of good colon health is a must. Ask your health care provided about the benefit of fiber in your diet. (5 grams fiber per serving)
    HerbsPro: Superior GI Cleanse With Psyllium Husks, Nutricology-Allergy Research Group, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk, Natures Herbs, 100 Caps (17612)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks, Natures Way, 100 Caps (18049)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Seed, Natures Way, 100 Caps (18050)
    HerbsPro: Natural Psyllium Fiber, Konsyl Ez-Caps, 100 Caps (102979)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Herbal Combination, Perfect 7, 100 Caps (64570)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk, Thompson Nutritional Products, 120 Caps (70313)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks, Yerba Prima, 180 Caps (20269)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks, Yerba Prima, 180 VCaps (20271)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks (Plantago ovata), Natures Way, 180 VCaps (62670)
    HerbsPro: Smooth Move Senna Fiber Psyllium, Trask Nutrition, 180 Caps (69844)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Herbal Combination, Perfect 7, 400 Caps (64571)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks, Now Foods, 500 mg, 200 Caps (68634)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks Fiber, Solgar, 500 mg, 200 VCaps (36707)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks Fiber, Solgar, 500 mg, 500 VCaps (36708)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husk, Now Foods, 500 mg, 500 Caps (68635)
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Seed (Plantago ovata), Natures Way, 610 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Colon Cleanse Regular, 100% Psyllium Husk, Health Plus, 625 mg, 200 Caps
    HerbsPro: Psyllium Husks With Pectin, Now Foods, 700 mg, 180 Caps (68636)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Psyllium Husk Whole, Plantago ovata, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Psyllium Husk Powder, Organic, Plantago ovata, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Psyllium Seed, Plantago ovata, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Psyllium Seed Powder, Plantago ovata, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Psyllium Seed Powder, Organic, Plantago ovata, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Psyllium Husk, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Psyllium Husk, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Psyllium Husk, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 580 mg, 100 VCaps: C
    Kalyx: Psyllium Husk, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 580 mg, 500 VCaps: C
    Kalyx: Psyllium Husks Powder, Certified Organic Plantago Ovata, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Trumans Fiber, 16 oz: HH


    RICHTERS SEEDS PRODUCTS


    Indian Psyllium (Plantago ovata) Seeds


  • Nutrition Basics: Psyllium Herbal Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Fiber Supplement Information



  • STEVIA LEAF HERBAL SUGAR SUBSTITUTE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Stevia is one of a family of plants that are native to South America and have been used for centuries to sweeten drinks and foods. Stevia leaves are said to be from 30 to 300 times sweeter than sugar * though the amount of sweetness varies from leaf to leaf and plant to plant. It is touted as a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners. To date, chemical analysis and studies show that the leaf adds no calories, has no harmful side effects and is more palatable with less aftertaste than any artificial, chemical sweetener to date. Stevia has been in wide use in South America for centuries, and in Japan since the government banned the use of artificial sweeteners. To date, no harmful side effects have come to light, making stevia one of the most promising sugar alternatives available. Stevoside, made from stevia, is approved as a food additive in Korea, and is widely available throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia. In China, tea made from stevia leaves are touted as anti-aging and weight reduction aids. Stevia Sweetener an all natural, no calories, no carbs, no bitter aftertaste, with endless uses sweetener.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Stevia Leaf (Stevia Rebaudiana), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Stevia Leaf Powder. Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Stevia leaves are one of the sweetest substances known in nature, with a sweetness rating of up to 300 times the sweetening power of sugar. They have been called a "super-sweetener", and are the source of stevioside, a widely available tabletop sweetener in many Asian countries. With no calories and very little bitter aftertaste, stevia is an excellent alternative sweetener to sugar for teas and other recipes that call for sugar. PLEASE NOTE: Most commercial Stevia which is a white crystalline color is actually the dried powdered extract of Stevia and is not the whole leaf. The material offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is whole leaf material.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Stevia Leaf, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Stevia Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Stevia Leaf, Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Stevia Leaf, Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: White Stevia, Standardized Extract Powder, 1 lb.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Stevia, 2nd Edition, Woodland Publishing, 32 Page Booklet (75322)
    HerbsPro: Sweetleaf Stevia Concentrate Liquid, Travel Size, Wisdom Natural, 6 ml (20194)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Liquid Concentrate, Planetary Herbals, 1 fl. oz. (2458)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Clear Liquid, Stevita, 1.35 oz. (43909)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Liquid Concentrate, Planetary Herbals, 2 fl. oz. (2692)
    HerbsPro: Sweetleaf Stevia Concentrate, Wisdom Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (20193)
    HerbsPro: Stevia, Organic Liquid, Now Foods, 2 fl. oz. (76367)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Glycerite, Now Foods, 2 fl. oz. (68765)
    HerbsPro: Better Stevia Liquid Extract Original, Now Foods, 2 fl. oz. (68770)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Extract, Alcohol Free, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz. (17334)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Clear Liquid, Stevita, 3.3 fl. oz. (43964)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Liquid Extract, Now Foods, 8 fl. oz. (68771)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Liquid Extract, Organic, Now Foods, 8 fl. oz. (77543)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Glycerite, Now Foods, 8 fl. oz. (68766)
    HerbsPro: Sweetleaf Stevia Extract, Wisdom Natural, 100 Tabs (35932)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Instant Tabs, Now Foods, 200 Tabs (68769)
    HerbsPro: Stevia White Extract Powder, Now Foods, 1 oz. (68773)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Extract Powder, Only Natural, 1 oz. (65148)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Spoonable, Stevita, 2.8 oz. (89214)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Supreme, No Maltodextrin, Stevita, 5.4 oz. (65424)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Spoonable, Stevita, 16 oz. (43965)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Extract, Now Foods, 1 lb. (86055)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Supreme, No Maltodextrin, Stevita, 50 Packets (43911)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Spoonable Packets, Stevita, 50 Packets (43948)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Organic Packets, Now Foods, 75 Packets (76366)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Balance Packets, Now Foods, 100 Packets (68762)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Extract, Now Foods, 100 Packets (68763)
    HerbsPro: Stevia Extract, Now Foods, 1000 Packets (91428)


    STEVIA LIQUID EXTRACTS: ASSORTED FLAVORS

  • Vanilla Cream (2 fl. oz.)
  • French Vanilla (2 fl. oz.)
  • Root Beer (2 fl. oz.)
  • Peppermint (2 fl. oz.)
  • Grape (2 fl. oz.)
  • Chocolate (2 fl. oz.)
  • Dark Chocolate (2 fl. oz.)
  • Chocolate Raspberry (2 fl. oz.)
  • Cinnamon (2 fl. oz.)
  • Toffee (2 fl. oz.)
  • Lemon (2 fl. oz.)
  • Lemon Twist (2 fl. oz.)

  • Orange (2 fl. oz.)
  • Hazelnut (2 fl. oz.)
  • Cola (2 fl. oz.)
  • Watermelon (2 fl. oz.)
  • Berry (2 fl. oz.)
  • Strawberry (1.35 fl. oz.)
  • Toffee (1.35 fl. oz.)
  • Cinnamon (1.35 fl. oz.)
  • Chocolate (1.35 fl. oz.)
  • Peach (1.35 fl. oz.)
  • Vanilla (1.35 fl. oz.)
  • Peppermint (1.35 fl. oz.)


  • KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Stevia Tablets, Wisdom Herbs, 100 Tabs: GR
    Stevia plant, which has been used for hundreds of years as a natural sweetener and is found in South America, can be up to 30 times sweeter than regular sugar. Stevia sweetener product undergoes a refining process that produces a pure, high quality Stevioside, which comes from the Stevia plant. This no calorie, zero-glycemic sweetener and all-natural, is a proven generally recognized safe (GRAS) product. This produce can be used as a substitute for sugar in any beverage. Each case consists of 100 count tablets.
    Kalyx: Sweet Leaf Stevia Tabs, SweetLeaf, 100 Tablets: HF
    Kalyx: Sweetleaf Steviam Wisdom Herbs, 35 Packets, Case of 12: GR
    Kalyx: Stevia Extract White Powder (Stevia rebaudiana), Health & Herbs, 1 oz: HH
    Kalyx: Stevia Plus Fiber Powder, Wisdom Herbs, 4 oz: GR
    Kalyx: Stevia Extract Powder, 85% Steviasides (Stevia rebaudiana), Frontier, 1/4 lb: K
    Kalyx: Stevia Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic (Stevia rebaudiana), Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz: C
    Kalyx: Stevita Stevia Supreme, Stevita, 5.4 oz: HF
    Kalyx: Stevia Extract White Powder (Stevia rebaudiana), Health & Herbs, 8 oz: HH
    Kalyx: Stevia Green Leaf Powder (Stevia rebaudiana), Health & Herbs, 8 oz: HH
    Kalyx: Stevia Extract Powder, 90% Steviasides (Stevia rebaudiana), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Stevia Leaf, Cut & Sifted (Stevia rebaudiana), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Stevia Leaf Powder (Stevia rebaudiana), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Stevia Leaf Powder Certified Organic (Stevia rebaudiana), Frontier, 1 lb: K
    Kalyx: Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Stevia Liquid, Bottle With Dropper, Wisdom Herbs, 2 fl oz: GR
    Kalyx: Liquid Stevia, SteviaClear, SweetLeaf, 2 fl oz: K
    Kalyx: Stevia Green Leaf Liquid Extract (Stevia rebaudiana), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Stevia Liquid Bottle With Dropper, Wisdom Herbs, 4 fl. oz.: GR
    Kalyx: Liquid Stevia, SteviaClear, SweetLeaf, 4 fl oz: K
    Kalyx: Liquid Stevia, SweetLeaf, 6 ml: HF
    SteviaClear brings pure Stevia extract to liquid form. With 60 servings per bottle youre definitely getting your moneys worth. Just two drops of SteviaClear is as sweet as 1 teaspoon of sugar. Drop this pure Stevia extract into your hot or iced coffee or tea. You will love getting sweet without paying for it in calories or chemicals. Convenient and economical to use Zero calories zero carbs. Absolutely no chemicals alcohol or glycerin. Pure Stevia extract in water. Can be used in cooking baking hot or cold beverages and many more uses.


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Stevia Sweetener Products
    Amazon: Sweet Leaf Sweetener Products


  • Nutrition Basics: Stevia Herbal Information
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