Food cravings during pregnancy are well documented and extremely common. In some cases, they can be entirely random, but sometimes when we crave certain foods, it is for a reason.
Cravings can be a way of our body asking for certain vitamins, nutrients and minerals that we may be lacking in. This means cravings can become heightened during pregnancy to ensure that the growing baby is getting the nutrients it needs. It is important you maintain a healthy diet and eat the right foods for every stage of pregnancy.
Health and fitness app Lifesum polled its users to find out what ladies most commonly craved while pregnant. Lovisa Nilsson, Lifesum’s in-house nutrition and fitness expert, helps explain the underlying causes of all those pregnancy cravings and also tells us how we can use exercise after birth to help shift post-baby weight if we have indulged in any of those not so healthy pregnancy cravings...
Pregnancy cravings and what they mean:
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