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MoonDragon's Nutrition Information
NUTRITION GUIDE & INFORMATION





  • Proper Nutrition Overview
  • Pregnancy & Lactation Nutrition Information
  • General Nutrition Information
  • Regular & Specialty Diets
  • Healthful Foods For A Healthy Diet Chart


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    PROPER NUTRITION OVERVIEW

    Proper nutrition is the foundation of good health and well-being as early in life as an embryo in the womb forming body parts and organs, through birth, childhood, adulthood and into our senior years. Good nutritional habits should be started early in life and carried throughout a lifetime.

    Pregnancy is a time of creating and developing a new life and is especially important to not only the developing fetus in preventing birth defects, nutritional deficiencies, and sickly, stressed babies during labor and birth... but also to the mother bearing the baby. Proper nutrition will assist her in maintaining her own good health throughout the pregnancy and even later in life as she passes through menopause into her Croning stage of life. Proper nutrition will help her prevent labor and birth complications, make for easier, less stressed and painful labor and births. Her strength will be maintained, maternal-infant bonding will be easier, her breast feeding ability will be nutritionally enhanced and the baby will benefit from her healthy habits.

    Menopause is a time of change for women with altering hormonal activity producing physical, mental, and emotional stresses. It is a time in need of good nutritional habits to prevent many disorders, such as osteoporosis, which accompany menopause and getting older.

    Elderly-senior nutritional needs change with ailments and disorders. As we age, our ability to maintain proper nutrition due to economic changes following retirement (fixed incomes, high food costs, etc), difficulty absorbing nutrients due to body changes, changes in diets because of health issues causing conflict and emotional stresses, physical limitations in meal preparation and food shopping all play a part in our senior health. Nutritional deficiencies, sometimes serious, become commonplace with our senior population. We often find seniors put on specialized diets and health programs. Whether or not our seniors are able to maintain proper nutrition on these diets and programs often fall onto the shoulders of family members, medical providers and the access to nutritional support programs.

    We have included some basic types of diets and nutritional therapies that may be seen in a person's lifetime. Before beginning any nutritional program, consult your health care provider, nutriitonist, or midwife about specific dietary requirements unique to your individual situation. Many of these guidelines can be adapted for other life stages besides pregnancy. The information supplied here is to be used as a guideline only. If you have questions about your nutritional needs, consult with your health care provider or a nutritionist to help you design a guideline speciically for you and your health concerns.




    PREGNANCY & LACTATION

    Pregnancy Nutrition Diet Information

    Facts About Folic Acid

    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Handout - Food Groups
      Vegetable and animal protein foods, serving sizes, and food groups used to assist pregnant clients and their midwives in planning a balanced daily dietary intake of sufficient protein to prevent potential complications of pregnancy.

    MoonDragon's Client Handout - Nutritional Supplemental Information - Page 1
      Information about weight gain in pregnancy; tracking weight gain; food cravings; counting calories; making calories count; meal frequency; nutrients; vitamins.

    MoonDragon's Client Handout - Nutritional Supplemental Information - Page 2
      Information about minerals and prenatal supplements.

    MoonDragon's Client Handout - Calcium Table & Calcium Information
      Information about plant sources of calcium and the absorption of dietary calcium. Calcium from cow's milk is included in this chart.

    MoonDragon's Client Handout - Sample Meal Patterns & Menu
      Sample meal patterns and example menu to assist planning healthy, nutritionally balanced meals and snacks.

    MoonDragon's Client Handout - Vegetarian Food Guide
      Dietary guidelines and information about complimentary plant protein combinations for vegetarian-vegan diets with a description about types of vegetarian diets.

    MoonDragon's Client Handout - Nutritional Profile
      Questions for clients to assess their own eating habits and to assist nutritional counseling by their midwife.

    MoonDragon's Client Handout - Protein Values of Common Foods
      A list of protein foods with quantities needed to assist in assessments of protein intake.

    MoonDragon's Client Handout - Pregnancy Diet Intake Worksheet
      A worksheet we use to assess daily dietary intake of clients. The client uses a sheet to keep track of everything she eats and drinks in a day, quantity consumed along with time and place she ate or drank her nourishment. These sheets are then gathered by the midwife for total nutritional analysis and assessment. Nutritional counseling assists clients in planning healthy dietary habits and preventing anemia, pre-eclampsia or toxemia, and other nutritionally-based problems.




    GENERAL NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

    MoonDragon's Health Information: Nutrition Basics Index
      Nutrition Basics covers vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and other supplements used to maintain proper health and nutrition.

    MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index
      Nutritional therapies, drinks, syrups, tinctures, supplements and more. These can be used for juice diets, blood purification diets, fasting diets, illness recovery, and health problems of all kinds.

    MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index
      Nutritional breakdown of various individual foods found in the various food groups. Included are links to fast food sources for nutritional analysis. Some of the information and graphics are courtesy of Rick Hall, About.com Nutrition Guide nutrition.about.com (Thanks Rick!)

    Fruits
    Vegetables
    Breads, Cereals & Grains
    Dairy, Milk & Cheese
    Nuts & Seeds
    Fast Food


    DietFacts.com: Fast Food Nutrition Facts Database, Diet Facts, Fast Foods, & Restaurants
      A helpful website that can help you find out nutritional value found on labels for store-bought prepared foods as well as some listed prepared restaurant cuisine.

    Choosing The Best Water: Types of Water

    Water or Coke - Which should You drink?

    Nutrition Basics Index
      Description & information about vitamins, minerals, amino acids, supplements, antioxidants, diet & wellness, herbs, and enzymes.

    Food Additives Information Index & Links
      Information about food additives.

    Food Additives Information: Caffeine

    Food Safety Information Links
      Web Links about food safety, food preparation and food storage.

    Food Allergy Links

    Food Functional Foods and Food Technology Links
      Web Links about food technology and functional foods.

    Guidelines From Major Health Organizations
      Web Links from Major Health Organization for children, adults and seniors.

    Dr. Brewer's Pregnancy Diet Webpage
      A resource for information about the Brewer Pregnancy Diet which has helped many thousands of mothers over the past five decades.




    REGULAR & SPECIALTY DIETS

    Nutrition Diet Index
      Adult Regular Healthy Diet
      Allergy & Food Sensitivity Diet
      Bland Diet
      Calcium-Enhanced Osteoporosis Diet
      Cholesterol- & Sodium-Restricted Diet
      Daily Values (DV) Nutrition Information
      Estrogen Reduction Diet
      Fat- & Cholesterol-Restricted Diet
      Fiber-Enhanced Diet
      Gestational Diabetes Diet
      Gluten-Restricted Diet
      Hypoglycemic Diet
      Infant Nutritional Information - Birth to 12 Months
      Lactose-Controlled Diet
      Osteoporosis Diet
      Pregnancy Nutrition Diet
      Rotation Diet
      Sodium-Controlled Diet - 2.0 to 2.5 Grams
      Soft Diet
      Tyramine-Restricted Diet
      Weight Control Suggestions
      Weight-Reduction Diet




    HEALTHFUL FOODS FOR A HEALTHY DIET

    Apples

  • Protects your heart.

  • Prevents constipation.

  • Blocks diarrhea.

  • Improves lung capacity.

  • Cushions joints.
  • Apricots
  • Combats cancer.

  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Saves your eyesight.

  • Shields against Alzheimer's.

  • Slows aging process.
  • Artichokes
  • Aids digestion.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Stabilizes blood sugar.

  • Guards against liver disease.
  • Avocados
  • Battles diabetes.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Helps stops strokes.

  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Smoothes skin.
  • Bananas
  • Protects your heart.

  • Quiets a cough.

  • Strengthens bones.

  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Blocks diarrhea.
  • Beans
  • Prevents constipation.

  • Helps hemorrhoids.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Stabilizes blood sugar.
  • Beets
  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Strengthens bones.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Aids weight loss.
  • Blueberries
  • Combats cancer.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Stabilizes blood sugar.

  • Boosts memory.

  • Prevents constipation.
  • Broccoli
  • Strengthens bones.

  • Saves eyesight.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Controls blood pressure.
  • Cabbage
  • Combats cancer.

  • Prevents constipation.

  • Promotes weight loss.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Helps hemorrhoids.
  • Cantaloupe
  • Saves eyesight.

  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Supports immune system.
  • Carrots
  • Saves eyesight.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Prevents constipation.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Promotes weight loss.
  • Cauliflower
  • Protects against Prostate Cancer.

  • Combats Breast Cancer.

  • Strengthens bones.

  • Banishes bruises.

  • Guards against heart disease.
  • Cherries
  • Protects your heart.

  • Combats Cancer.

  • Ends insomnia.

  • Slows aging process.

  • Shields against Alzheimer's.
  • Chestnuts
  • Promotes weight loss.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Combats Cancer.

  • Controls blood pressure.
  • Chili Peppers
  • Aids digestion.

  • Soothes sore throat.

  • Clears sinuses.

  • Combats Cancer.

  • Boosts immune system.
  • Figs
  • Promotes weight loss.

  • Helps stops strokes.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Combats Cancer.

  • Controls blood pressure.
  • Fish
  • Protects your heart.

  • Boosts memory.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Combats Cancer.

  • Supports immune system.
  • Flax
  • Aids digestion.

  • Battles diabetes.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Improves mental health.

  • Boosts immune system.
  • Garlic
  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Kills bacteria.

  • Fights fungus.
  • Grapefruit
  • Protects against heart attacks.

  • Promotes weight loss.

  • Helps stops strokes.

  • Combats Prostate Cancer.

  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Grapes
  • Saves eyesight.

  • Conquers kidney stones.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Enhances blood flow.

  • Protects your heart.
  • Green Tea
  • Combats cancer.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Helps stops strokes.

  • Promotes Weight loss.

  • Kills bacteria.
  • Honey
  • Heals wounds.

  • Aids digestion.

  • Guards against ulcers.

  • Increases energy.

  • Fights allergies.
  • Lemons
  • Combats cancer.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Smoothes skin.

  • Stops scurvy.
  • Limes
  • Combats cancer.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Smoothes skin.

  • Stops scurvy.
  • Mangoes
  • Combats cancer.

  • Boosts memory.

  • Regulates thyroid.

  • Aids digestion.

  • Shields against Alzheimer's.
  • Mushrooms
  • Controls blood pressure.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Kills bacteria.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Strengthens bones.
  • Oats
  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Battles diabetes.

  • Prevents constipation.

  • Smoothes skin.
  • Olive Oil
  • Protects your heart.

  • Promotes Weight loss.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Battles diabetes.

  • Smoothes skin.
  • Onions
  • Reduce risk of heart attack.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Kills bacteria.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Fights fungus.
  • Oranges
  • Supports immune systems.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Straightens respiration.
  • Peaches
  • Prevents constipation.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Helps stops strokes.

  • Aids digestion.

  • Helps hemorrhoids.
  • Peanuts
  • Protects against heart disease.

  • Promotes Weight loss.

  • Combats Prostate Cancer.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Note: Aggravates Diverticulitis.
  • Pineapple
  • Strengthens bones.

  • Relieves colds.

  • Aids digestion.

  • Dissolves warts.

  • Blocks diarrhea.
  • Prunes
  • Slows aging process.

  • Prevents constipation.

  • Boosts memory.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Protects against heart disease.
  • Rice
  • Protects your heart.

  • Battles diabetes.

  • Conquers kidney stones.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Helps stops strokes.
  • Strawberries
  • Combats cancer.

  • Protects your heart.

  • Boosts memory.

  • Calms stress.
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Saves your eyesight.

  • Lifts mood.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Strengthens bones.
  • Tomatoes
  • Protects prostate.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Protects your heart.
  • Walnuts
  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Boosts memory.

  • Lifts mood.

  • Protects against heart disease.
  • Water
  • Promotes Weight loss.

  • Combats cancer.

  • Conquers kidney stones.

  • Smoothes skin.
  • Watermelon
  • Protects prostate.

  • Promotes Weight loss.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Helps stops strokes.

  • Controls blood pressure.
  • Wheat Germ
  • Combats Colon Cancer.

  • Prevents constipation.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Helps stops strokes.

  • Improves digestion.
  • Wheat Bran
  • Combats Colon Cancer.

  • Prevents constipation.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Helps stops strokes.

  • Improves digestion.
  • Yogurt
  • Guards against ulcers.

  • Strengthens bones.

  • Lowers cholesterol.

  • Supports immune systems.

  • Aids digestion.




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  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary & Cosmetic Supplements Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary Supplements Introduction
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  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Introduction


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