July 2014 Newsletter
Urinary Tract Infections can affect more women in the summer months due to one preventable cause: DEHYDRATION. So here are some tips to get the 8 (8oz) glasses of water that are recommended daily to prevent thirst, and worse, a UTI:
- Make fun ice cubes! Freeze lemons, limes, or berries in ice cube trays with water to flavor your drinks!
- Freeze coffee in ice cube trays and brew a pot of coffee to keep in the fridge.
- Splurge on a water bottle you really like; you are more likely to use it!
- Peek after you Pee: If your urine is clear and copious then you are drinking enough! If it is yellow/amber/brown, you need more fluids!
- You can also click the pic above or here to check out some other ways to stay cool.
- Gotta love (semi) healthy recipes that only have 4 steps to make!! Click the yummy-looking picture to see the recipe for these sweet and tart muffins, great for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert!
Breastfeeding + Nutrition
You may already know that Breastfeeding is recommended as the healthy way to nourish infants. But did you know that your diet can directly affect how nutritional your breastmilk is for baby?
According to Medela, one of the most trusted sources for Breastfeeding Mama’s, the body requires an extra 300-500 calories a day to maintain and produce a sufficient milk supply.
Good sources of those extra calories include:
- Fresh Fruits and Veggies
- Cold water Fish
- Whole Grains
For some “recipes for two” check out this article from FitPregnancy.
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