Fact vs. Myth


Pregnancy & UNJURY® Protein: Fact vs. Myth

You want to do what's best for your baby. That includes getting the protein your body needs, and the protein your baby needs for every growing cell.

Help ensure you are maximizing your nutrition by becoming familiar with these common protein myths.

Myth

If I take prenatal vitamins and eat a healthy diet, I'll get enough protein for myself and my baby.

Fact

Prenatal vitamins DO NOT contain protein, and while food gives some protein, pregnant and breast-feeding women need 25 extra grams of protein per day, 50 extra grams if expecting multiples.

Myth

“Eating for two” (or more in the case of multiples) means it’s OK to double my typical meal portions, or eat twice as much food throughout the day.

Fact

Your baby needs nutrients and protein for healthy development. During the first trimester most women won’t need additional calories. During this time you should choose nutritious, protein-rich foods. Most women need an additional 300-350 calories, each day, during the second trimester and an extra 500 calories during the third trimester.

Women having multiples need an additional 50 grams of protein per day and about 300 additional calories, per baby, per day. Of course, each mom is unique, so consult with your dietitian or call 1-800-517-5111 to speak with one of UNJURY’s Registered Dietitians.

Myth

Protein supplements taste awful.

Fact

Often that isn’t a myth. In fact, many supplements do taste awful. UNJURY® is the exact opposite. UNJURY has a clean, fresh taste. There’s no grittiness or aftertaste. UNJURY comes in 6 delicious flavors – all very low in sugar. There are many recipes available as well to satisfy various food preferences.

Myth

There’s nothing you can do for morning sickness.

Fact

Maybe you have heard that saltines can help. That’s true, but newer research says that protein can help with morning sickness. UNJURY Chicken Soup flavor is particularly helpful. It’s a comforting savory alternative that lots of moms choose when they have trouble tolerating other foods and liquids. One serving delivers the same amount of protein as 3 eggs.

Myth

Fruits and vegetables are healthy and eating them will meet my baby’s nutritional needs.

Fact

Fruits and vegetables are good, but they aren’t good sources of protein. Your baby needs protein for every cell as it grows and develops. The protein in UNJURY is whey protein isolate that comes from cow’s milk, and it is trusted and recommended at America’s Top Hospitals. In fact, an experienced Registered Dietitian originally developed it for cancer patients, so we understand the importance of pure, high quality ingredients and provide ONLY the best for you and your baby.