Gestational Diabetes Diet

2Eat Low Glycemic Index Foods

Another effective way to control gestational diabetes with a diet is to eat foods with a low glycemic index. This measurement is determined by multiplying the glycemic index or GI of the food by the grams of carbs in a portion of a specific kind of food. The glycemic index will provide a more precise picture of the real impact of a food on your blood sugar. Ingredients with lower glycemic loads can be broken down slower than simple carbs, making it easier to lose weight. Some typical options include non-starchy veggies, completely whole grain cereals, and bread, lentils, beans, chickpeas, and some fruits like peaches, grapefruit, oranges, or apples. [2]

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