Top 5 Reasons You Should Enjoy Carbohydrates While Pregnant

  1. You Need The Energy

Carbohydrates are what the body runs off of for energy. When you take these fuel cells away, your already exhausted body feels depleted.

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Pregnancy is not the time to go low-carb. Carbohydrates give you energy and can be an important source of fiber (you need all you can get right now!) and other nutrients. In fact, about half your calories should come from carbs.

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But all carbs are not created equal. Some carbs, called simple carbs, are quickly converted to sugar in the body. They provide a quick burst of energy, with not much in the way of sticking power. Complex carbs, which include whole-grains such as oatmeal and bulgur, legumes (such as dried beans) and starchy vegetables, take longer to break down in the body and provide energy over time.”

Pregnant women should eat 9 to 11 servings of carbohydrates per day, so read the labels on your food products and see how you are measuring up.

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