How much protein do you need? Breaking down what's needed during pregnancy.
Many women aren't getting enough protein during pregnancy. Optimal protein intake can help prevent pregnancy conditions like pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, swelling, and more. Discover easy ways to boost your protein intake.read more
We tested the Omega-3 levels of 250 healthy women. Here's what we found.
We tested the Omega-3 DHA+EPA levels of nearly 250 healthy women and found that 96% are deficient in Omega-3, and 41% are chronically deficient. Even the most nutritionally-aware among us struggle to get enough Omega-3 from food alone. As mamas and mamas-to-be, we need to properly supplement with an Omega-3...read more
Food and anxiety: when the pursuit of health impairs broader nourishment
Food anxiety is an especially important topic for mamas and mamas to be, given the changes to normal eating patterns many experience in pregnancy, as well as pregnancy and postpartum body changes. Hear from our expert community how to cope with orthorexia and other eating disorders along the pregnancy journey....read more
Part Three: How to Quickly Scan and Understand a Scientific Research Paper
The nutrition space can be extremely noisy. At Needed, we are committed to highlighting nutrition fundamentals over fads, and we want to empower you to do the same. Today, we are sharing the last of three articles on Finding, Evaluating, and Understanding Scientific Research. In this post, we share five easy...read more