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Eating Too Much Sugar During Pregnancy
Sugar a Huge Driver: Dominant evidence is that ?ed sugar intake, all forms, is a huge driver for type ii dm; also ?ing evidence that ?ed sugar intake ?es the incidence of type i. In both cases, sugar intake compounds the disease, after all dm is defined as ?ed sugar concentrations. Humans can live just fine with zero sugar intake, all needed sugar coming from gluconeogenesis, primarily in the liver. Study dietdoctor. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
No: But be reasonable about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Not in normal conditions. However, if there is a tendency, risk factors (like obesity), familiy history etc, it will certainly make things worse. As health advice, however, eating too much sugar is always bad anyway. A healthy diet is much better choice, including most sugars non refined (natural, from fruits, etc). ...Read more
Difficult: This is a difficult question to answer because many don't know that items such as ketchup and salad dressing have sugar in it, thus saying limiting sugar to 2 teaspoons a day doesn't help unless measuring out for coffee, etc. Fruit has sugar in it, but we recommend fruit and vegetables in pregnancy. Eating healthy foods is best choice, and get screened for diabetes by obstetrician. Exercise, too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limit to 12 oz./week: Authorities advise limiting most seafood to 12 oz per week to minimize mercury exposure, but there are benefits to moderate seafood consumption too. Seafood high in mercury like tuna should be limited even more, while seafood with the lowest mercury like wild salmon & sardines can be eaten more. See http://www.Babycenter.Com/0_eating-fish-during-pregnancy-how-to-avoid-mercury-and-still_10319861.Bc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I doubt it: In decades of looking over such issues, i have never seen any data suggenting a noodle fetish would affect fetal development.As a simple food source, it has no specific toxic element to trigger such a change. If you were downing a few beers at the same time, the beer would be a problem. ...Read more
No: In normal situations, that can not be mantained as a truth. However, in presence of tendency to it, risk factors like obesity, family history, it will certainly contribute to make things worse. On the othr hand, eating healthy and using mostly natural (eg from fruits) sugars, in the right proportions, is a much better idea which might decrease probabilities or acquiring or worsening diabetes. ...Read more
Balanced diet: Imagine your blood stream as the "cafeteria line" for your unborn fetus and how critical it is that the nutrients for growth be present when needed. The acog.Org website( or your ob);has a pamphlet and information about how much to eat during pregnancy and composiiton of the diet.. ...Read more
I was wondering is eating too much cholesterol in food the same thing as eating too much saturated fat?
Diet: You should moderate intake of all kinds of fats and cholesterol. Read this: http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/fats-and-cholesterol/. ...Read more
Yes: All things in moderation. Fruit is a vital part of our diet and should be consumed daily at the rate of several servings per day. It is possible to eat so much fruit that we are not hungry for other vital foods, such as vegetables, carbs, and protein. Also, excess sugars will be converted to fat. Finally, too much fruit/sugar can lead to diarrhea and affect absorption of other nutrients. ...Read more
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