The Green Pregnancy Diet provides all the tips and tools a pregnant woman needs to eat an optimal diet without the fuss: simple explanations, guidelines and recipes explain it all. The health and environmental benefits of an organic, vegetarian diet are discussed, with references to the latest studies in science and medicine. Explanations, definitions and tables of the major nutrients needed during pregnancy are included, backed by sources including the most recent United States Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration nutritional guidelines. A basic guide to creating a non-toxic kitchen is given, followed by more than 20 “green” recipes specialized to meet a pregnant woman’s nutritional needs and food cravings without the toxins or refined carbohydrates (“empty carbs”). Finally, a resource section includes the contact information for up-and-coming natural food and chemical-free household products.
“Good nutrition is vital during pregnancy and The Green Pregnancy Diet is a great resource for pregnant women of any age and dietary preference. This book will help them make smart food and cooking choices that will benefit both mom and baby,” said Tara Gidus, RD, American Dietetic Association spokesperson and nutrition editor of The Green Pregnancy Diet.
The Green Pregnancy Diet is now sold in print and e-book format at: www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com, and www.iUniverse.com. It will soon be sold in wider release at more than 1,000 online booksellers and in limited bookstore locations.
About Author and Contributors
Radha McLean has been published in numerous magazines including Diabetes Health, Nurseweek and Pregnancy. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. Tara Gidus, RD, CSSD, LD/N, MS, is a nationally-recognized expert on nutrition, fitness and health promotion. Dr. Thauna Abrin, ND, is a Defeat Autism Now and midwifery-trained naturopathic doctor in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.