Cravings During Pregnancy: Go Wisely

Sudden hunger attacks during pregnancy are very common but it is good to control what you eat to avoid digestive problems and weight gain.

A healthy and balanced diet during pregnancy represents a rule to be observed with particular care, since the diet provided during gestation should be nutritious and sufficient both to mom, both to the healthy development of the child. In addition, during the nine months of gestation, many mothers suffer from heartburn, nausea and vomiting, so you must not aggravate, and avoid, when possible, to unleash these inconveniences. It is good to avoid nibble between meals, especially fried foods or sweets, sausages, as little healthy but during pregnancy is very common to suffer from sudden hunger pangs.

The cravings during pregnancy are very common but not all that we have in the House is good for mom and baby. It is important to appease the hunger pangs with light and healthy foods that can make you feel satisfies the expectant mother without creating problems with digestion with maternity coats.

Foods preferred:

  • yogurt;
  • seasonal fresh fruit(if eaten with the Peel, remember to wash it thoroughly);
  • vegetableslike cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, celery, fennel;
  • unsalted crackers with low-fat cheese, but do not overdo it in quantity;
  • fruit juices;
  • vegetable smoothies;

Smoothies is preferable to prepare them at home, so that we can check the hygiene of the ingredients and the amount of sugar used. You can enrich the plain yogurt with cereal, fresh fruit and, once a week, with a few drops of dark chocolate or a few nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds.

Foods to avoid:

  • the so-called “light” drinksbecause aspartame content in these products can cause harm to the unborn child;
  • sweets, you should not increase too muchweight in pregnancy and the sweets are, as you know, caloric bombs;
  • coffee and alcohol;
  • raw foods likeeggs, the ham and salami, the latter also very caloric and fat.

The desserts are generally to be avoided because the sugars contained in cookies and snacks they give only a temporary feeling of satiety, but in short you’ll end up going hungry than before!