Healthy Salty Snacks For Gestational Diabetes

Healthy Salty Snacks For Gestational Diabetes

salty snacks for gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes means that you have to be careful about your diet in order to keep your blood sugar levels in check for the safety of your unborn baby. Most people realize that this means limiting your sugar intake, but it is actually more than that. The carbohydrates that you ingest are converted into sugar in your body, so they need to be counted as well. This means that salty snacks need to be monitored just as much as sweet snacks do.

 

Actually all pregnant women, not just those with gestational diabetes, should control their salt intake during pregnancy. This is because excess salt can cause water retention, which is responsible for those painfully swollen ankles. Water retention can cause swelling all over your body, increase blood pressure, and even cause stress on your baby. [Read more…]

How to Plan Gestational Diabetes Friendly Snacks

How to Plan Gestational Diabetes Friendly Snacks

Snacks are an important part of anyone’s healthy diet, but especially when you are eating for more than just yourself. Your gestational diabetes diet includes recommendations as well as restrictions on what you can and should not eat. Planning ahead helps you make the best decisions possible to keep your blood sugar levels balanced.

Know What to Eat

Simply knowing which foods are good options and which foods should be avoided is a major step up for making the best decisions possible. [Read more…]