Low-Carb Dieting During Pregnancy May Benefit Your Baby!
by: Melissa White
As low-carb dieters change their eating
habits, it is likely that these habits will stay with them. There is no
surprise then that more and more pregnant woman are trying to maintain
their low-carb routine during the months of pregnancy. There are new
studies being done on low-carb dieting that point to the fat that there
may be benefits in the long run for children of low-carb dieters.
Scientists from the Southampton School of
Medicine have used mice to study the benefits of low-carb diets during
gestation. It was found that pups born to mice that are fed a high-unsaturated
protein and fat diet and low In carbohydrates were more likely to have
low liver triglyceride levels than the pups born to mice fed a standard
diet which was high-carb and low-fat. Low-carb pups also had higher
amount of protein that help in burning fat than the pups that were on
the standard diet.
The mother mice were put on either a low-carb diet or
a high-carb/low fat diets six weeks prior to being
impregnated. They stayed on the diets throughout their entire pregnancy as
well as throuigh the duration of nursing. Post weaning all pups were fed the same
high-carb diet, despite this fact, the pups born to the low-carb mothers
were found to have significantly greater levels of the hepatic proteins
CD36, CPT-1 and PPARá, which help with fatty acid oxidation.
The mice on the low-carb diet ate about
21 percent less than the high-carb/low fat diet. These low-carb mothers
also consumed about 57 percent fewer carbs, 23 percent more protein, and
153 percent more fat than the high-carb mothers.
Humans too need to maintain low levels of
liver triglyceride and a good lipid (fat) metabolism. This will help
reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. This disease alone kills
thousands of Americans each year.
If you are pregnant, or planning to get
pregnant, you should contact your physician and Nutritionist and discuss
your planned diet. In general, a low-carb diet may not be appropriate
for you when you are pregnant. Most of the experts recommend a balanced
diet when you are pregnant and note that when you are pregnant, you are
feeding for two; so get professional advice regarding your diet.
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