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Jul282017

Eat plenty of organic vegetables for a safer pregnancy

Does it matter if you eat organic food when you are pregnant? Yes! Eating organic vegetables reduces the risk of pre-eclampsia, an uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous condition. That's the findings of a large Norwegian study involving over 28,000 women. One in twenty pregnant women suffer from pre-eclampsia (formerly called toxemia). If not treated, pre-eclampsia can lead to eclampsia, which can threaten the lives of both mother and child. Symptoms include high blood pressure and swelling.

Mother and child at farmers market love my curry

Today's post is for:

  • Those of you who may be cooking for someone who is pregnant (maybe even yourself!).
  • Anyone "educated" by the new US government program that will spend three million dollars to convince us that genetically modified crops and the pesticides they were designed to endure are safe.
  • For the couple I overheard at a Target recently and anyone who has a similar conversation. The man told the woman, "Don't buy organic! It's just an expensive piece of paper."

Fortunately, you can lower your risk pre-eclampsia by eating lots of organic vegetables. Rates of pre-eclampsia could drop by ...

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