diet rich in fruit and vegetables prevents gestational diabetes of pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a common complication of pregnancy, but the solution may be just a dinner plate away!

Gestational diabetes is a unique kind of diabetes that strikes nondiabetic women during pregnancy. Previous research has shown that certain vitamins can help. Intriguing research has also hinted that diet can help. Research published only last year has shown that women who get enough vitamin C in their diet are less likely to get gestational diabetes.

That study might provide a hint to diet and diabetes during pregnancy. Can diet prevent gestational diabetes? Is the vitamin C part of the clue?

1,026 pregnant women had their diets analyzed and were followed for 17 months. What was discovered is that a diet high in fruit and vegetables significantly reduced the risk of gestational diabetes.

How much do you need to eat each day? The women who ate at least 4.9 servings a day of fruits and vegetables—which is easily doable—had a significant 56% lower risk of gestational diabetes than women who ate only 2.1 servings a day or less.


Vitam Nutr Res 2019;89(1-2):37-44


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