We also highlighted why some
of the cravings occur since it is not always bad to have them; at times it is just your body
telling you what it needs for edification.
You can read this article
about food cravings during pregnancy first before continuing with learning about natural ways to
curb food cravings during pregnancy.
it is argued by some that food
cravings are all in your head while others say it is the body's way of demanding certain nutrients
the body need during your pregnancy. What ever the case, we know you have some food cravings and
this article is meant to provide some natural ways to help you curb food
Eat food that doesn't have too much glucose to
be absorbed by your body.
This means you must eat food
that does not increase your blood sugar levels. This way you will be able to stabilize your energy
and remain at a constant level, which is good for your mood of course.
The cravings for spices is not
unnatural for pregnant woman but we recommend that you add only natural spices to your
:Green tea can help reduce
food cravings. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and is said to have the highest
concentration of powerful antioxidants. These are known as polyphenols. It is at least 100 more
times more effective than vitamin C.
complex or B vitamins
To curb food cravings during pregnancy and maintain your
stamina you should consider taking vitamins, more specifically b-vitamin complex (B vitamins).
These are essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates into the simple sugar glucose . The
B-complex vitamins can be found in liver, nuts, leafy green vegetables, rice, milk, eggs, meats,
fish and whole-grain cereals fruits. There are more other foods but these should be enough to get
Drink soy milk during pregnancy
Soy milk is a great supplement
to your oatmeal or breakfast, and the extra calcium will also help with healthy teeth, nail, and
bones. Calcium will help reduce common dairy cravings like ice cream cravings.
These can exacerbate an array of cravings, and
many diet foods are filled with them. Look for natural or organic processed foods if you must have
Drink spring water
Drinking water is generally
good for your body since it flushes out toxins, it can also help manage bloating; as a result of
drinking water you are more likely to control the constant food craving cycle for salty and sweet
Cut back on energy
: caffeine is known for "restoring" energy and zest in our bodies and it
can be necessary at times. The flip side of caffeine is that it can cause some serious food
cravings especially if your blood sugar levels are out of balance. As mentioned earlier, drink
herbal teas like green tea and also make it a habit to drink pure fruit juices.
Cook real food! avoid processed food
avoid processed food that provide little nutrition and extra ingredients your diet doesn't
need. Eating healthy often involves preparing fresh food at home.
These are just a few of
many natural ways to curb food cravings during
pregnancy. Remember that your
food cravings during
pregnancy are not a serious problem if they don't cause some kind
of imbalance in your diet. Ensure that the food cravings do not cause you to replace good food with
junk food. Try not to miss breakfast as going without it may heighten your food
Be patient as the food cravings will get better as your pregnancy progresses. If they don't
go away, don't fret just watch what you indulge your self in.