Low Glycaemic Index (GI) foods and pregnancy

Women who switch to a low GI diet during pregnancy reduce their chances of excessive weight gain by up to 20%. New research from University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Maternity Hospital, Ireland found that women who remained on their usual diet during pregnancy put on an average 13.7kg while those who changed to a low GI diet (eating more whole grains, brown bread and brown rice) put on an average 12.2kg.

To follow a low GI diet read more about healthy eating guidelines for Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Read more about healthy eating during pregnancy.

Posted: 18/09/2012 12:51:33 by Barbara Whelan


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