Our modern diets are rife with added sugar. Candies, cupcakes, ice cream, soft drinks, fruit juices - all delicious, yet loaded with sugar that is potentially damaging to the health. Excess sugar consumption is linked to weight gain and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.1,2,3
In addition, during pregnancy, sugar may pose extra threats to both you and your baby. Potential hazards for mothers include an exacerbation of pregnancy symptoms such as vomiting and heartburn, as well as fatigue, weight gain, and preeclampsia. For your baby, the dangers lie in nutritional deficiency along with the possibility of being born with an unhealthy craving for sugar.
Furthermore, according to a large, multiethnic clinical study, scientists conclude that if pregnant women have gestational diabetes diagnosed by the 26th week of pregnancy, they are 42% more likely to have a child diagnosed later with autism.4
Even if one is aware of these risks, it may remain difficult to limit sugar intake due to pregnancy cravings. Moreover, notwithstanding conscious efforts to consume only low-sugar foods, excess sugar intake can still prove challenging to circumvent for another reason - while many foods contain minimal amounts of sugar on their own, it can be easy to lose track of how much you are eating when the main goal during pregnancy is to provide enough food and nutrition for you and the baby. As a result, when all added up, the total quantity of sugar in your diet may turn out to be surprisingly high.
One such source of sugar flying under the radar is gummy vitamins. While vitamins make it easy to obtain essential prenatal nutrients that cannot be acquired from food alone, they also pack a punch in terms of sugar content.
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1 Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Apr;89(4):1037-42
2 Hypertension. 2005 May;45(5):1012-8
3 Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Nov;84(5):1171-6
4 JAMA. 2015;313(14):1425-1434
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