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Hydration to exercise: Ways to manage sugar cravings during your pregnancy

Some women feel like eating sugar during pregnancy. Know further ways to reduce sugar cravings during pregnancy.

Sakshi Verma Written By: Sakshi Verma New Delhi Published on: December 05, 2023 19:36 IST
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Image Source : FREEPIK Ways to manage sugar cravings during your pregnancy

Many changes occur in the body of women during pregnancy. Some women feel like eating more sweet things during pregnancy. But, according to doctors, eating sweet things during this period can increase the risk of diabetes in women. If too much sweets are eaten at this time, the problem of diabetes can be transferred to the child also. In such a situation, the woman has to maintain control over her diet. Also, more attention has to be paid to eating nutritious things. Learn about ways to reduce sugar cravings during pregnancy.

How To Stop Sugar Cravings During Pregnancy 

Understand Sugar Cravings: Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, women feel like eating many types of things. Some women feel like eating sour things during this time. Whereas, some women have the desire to eat sweets or ice cream. This is a normal process, but eating too much sweets at this time can cause diabetes in women. In such a situation, women can choose healthy options to avoid sugar cravings. If you feel like eating sweets, you can consume coconut water.

Choose nutrient-rich options: Whenever a woman feels like eating sweets, you can give her things rich in vitamins and minerals. In such a situation, you can give fresh sweet fruits or dry fruits to the woman. Let us tell you that by consuming these things, the woman does not have to face any kind of problem and the child also gets nutrition due to this.

Must have breakfast: To maintain blood sugar levels during pregnancy, you must make changes in your diet. Don't skip breakfast. Eat a balanced diet in the morning. With this, you do not have the desire to eat extra throughout the day and women get relief from sugar cravings. Also, their appetite is controlled.

Stay hydrated: Some women may crave sugar or sweets due to dehydration. During this time, it is important to remain adequately hydrated to maintain the amniotic fluid. To avoid this, you should consume a sufficient amount of water. This reduces sugar cravings.

Do the exercise: To reduce hormonal changes during pregnancy, include exercise in your daily routine. During this period, your hormone levels remain normal through yoga and exercise. Because of this, you do not have the desire to eat unnecessary food.

Also Read: Coffee vs Tea: Which beverage is healthier?

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