It is very common to go through food cravings while pregnancy. The food mostly desired by pregnant ladies includes salty and spicy foods and in sweets chocolates and ice creams are most preferred. When the survey was done, according to that around 40% ladies desires sweets, 30% ladies desires snacks and 20% spicy foods and rest 10% demands citrus fruits.
Let us have a look what does these cravings signifies
Cravings for chocolates and sweets signify to the deficiency of Vitamin B. If a pregnant lady desires red meat then it is due to the deficiency of proteins whereas other ladies who crave more for proteins were supposed to fewer intakes of fatty acids. Therefore, to reduce food cravings flax oil is advised to reduce the intake of desired food. On the other hand, some nutritionist says that there is no connection between food cravings and pregnancy diet. Not any study shows the relation between body nutritional diet and food cravings.
How to control the cravings
Healthier and nutritious breakfast on regular basis can reduce food cravings.
Evening and morning walk maintains overall health and keep unnecessary cravings at a bay.
Proper diet during pregnancy may reduce the food cravings. A well balanced diet which includes green leafy vegetables, proteins, vitamins, minerals and whole grains are very much necessary to avoid cravings as well as proper growth and development of the baby.
Try to control your emotions as pregnant ladies have different mood swings, due to which they may feel irritated at times. Therefore, make them easy by eating something healthy or give them emotional support to decrease intensity.
Sometimes the pregnant ladies are occasionally indulged in their favorite foods. Although, before taking it make sure to reduce the portion size of that particular food or beverage whatever she demands except hard drinks and sodas.
You can choose healthy alternatives if food cravings are not reduced after such efforts. Like if you want to eat some juicy and spicy, opt for citrus fruits and fresh mixed fruit juice rather than canned one. Eat frozen yogurt if you desire to eat an ice cream.
Well these cravings are very common and the mood swings of the pregnant ladies may also lead to risks like in the first trimester she feels very sick and suffers from morning sickness and frequent urination which may irritate the pregnant lady. Moreover, food cravings may be quite opposite to that of a pregnancy diet. Therefore, they are advised to go for meditation to take control of such inconveniences.