Low GI diet in pregnancy reduces risk of excess weight gain

Researchers in Ireland have found that giving women advice on a healthy low GI diet early in pregnancy can reduce the risk of excess weight gain and improve nutrition.  Compared to women who received usual maternal care, those who were educated on a low GI diet in the first half of pregnancy had a lower energy intake, a higher intake of fibre and protein, and reduced their intake of high GI foods.  They were also less likely to exceed pregnancy weight gain recommendations.  Read more about the study here.

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