Are you addicted to Sugar?
It’s National Sugar Awareness Week and the dangers of excessive sugar consumption are being shouted about from the roof tops. We all know too much sugar is not good for us at any time of our lives, but during pregnancy it’s especially important to avoid excess sugar in your diet. Over indulgence can contribute to gestational diabetes, the development of a fatty liver, increase the risk of pre-eclampsia or a pre-term baby and, of course, lead to higher pregnancy weight gain.
Gentle exercise, increased fibre and water in your diet, controlled carbs and smaller portions all lower your blood sugar levels naturally, however making sure you don’t eat more than the equivalent of 7 sugar cubes a day is the best way to control your blood sugar levels.
We’ve found loads of recipes to stave off the hunger whilst keep you healthy and sugar free, Why not check Davina McCall’s new sugar free recipe book ‘How to be Sugar Free’
It’s often those between-meal-snacks that push up sugar levels however. Until recently it’s been hard to find, yummy sugar free nibbles, packed with healthy nutrients for mums-to-be.
The Pregnancy Food Company has changed all that. Started in a tiny kitchen in Dorset, the founder Laura-Jane made it her mission to create honest, organic, nutritious and tasteful snacks for pregnant women. Our faves are the Nourish Balls – they’re simply divine – pregnant or not!
Win a Hello Bump – Pregnancy Package
Compliments of The Pregnancy Food Company we’re offering three lucky customers a free Hello Bump - Pregnancy Package, containing seven of these delicious cacao and orange Nourish balls, plus a delightful box of Hottea ‘Get up and Glow’ pregnancy tea.
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|Offer ends 23:59 Sunday 18th November 2018||click here for terms|
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