How to Make a Good Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan?

Q:

My wife is undergoing a gestational diabetes. I want to do something for her. Maybe I should start with the diet. What should I add in her diet, and which kind of food is good for her?

A:
You are so sweet. Well, you should start from two aspects.

At first, make your wife and your kid receive enough nourishment, so don’t let your wife lose weight during pregnancy.

Next, pay more attention to the following guidelines in your wife’s diet.

Carbohydrate.
Adequate carbohydrate is necessary, and you can choose from oatmeal, brown rice, bran cereal, whole wheat bread, and beans. Besides, fresh vegetables, fruits and milk are good for pregnant women.
In addition, avoid those food in your food preparing: refined sugar, refined starches, fruit juice.
Protein.
Enough protein matters. But if your wife’s kidney is not good, lower the intake.
Fat.
Monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fats comes first.
Fiber.
Get enough fiber each day.
Vitamins and minerals.
Any supplements should be taken under your doctor’s supervision.
Artificial sweeteners.
Saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame K, sucralose, and neotame are safe. But aspartame can be harmful to those with phenylketonuria (PKU).
No caffeine and alcohol.
Herbs.
Use it before doctor’s checking because some herbs may cause premature labor.

In a word, this is only a general guideline, for more accurate diet plan, you should combine it with your wife’s age, weight and other basic healthy infor., of course, under doctor’s direction.

Keywords:
gestational diabetes diet; gestational diabetes diet plan.

 

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