Craving salty or sweet foods during pregnancy.

There are many theories as to why women crave certain foods during pregnancy. There is no scientific explanation for food cravings. It seems logical that hormone levels may play a part just as during a women’s menstrual cycle. It could also be that certain cravings may be due to a shortage of certain vitamins or minerals such as magnesium, essential fatty

acids, iron and protein.

If you are craving sweet foods like, chocolate, ice cream or salty foods such as pickled gherkins, it is generally agreed that cravings can be indulged in moderation. Finding healthier alternatives that still satisfy cravings to sugary or salty foods will help prevent excessive weight gain and bloating. Eating breakfast and small regular meals as well as exercising regularly and having lots of emotional support can all help you maintain a balanced healthy diet.


We at Baby Bump Care, recommend any of the following products as part of your Baby Bump Care routine:  

Schuessler Tissue Salts Nat Mur can be taken for craving salty foods during pregnancy. Tissue salts are micro doses that are suitable for infants and during pregnancy. They are rapidly absorbed and stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

Progurt Magnease Mineral Concentrate is an ionic formula that helps to regulate your blood sugar balance. Simply add 10 drops to a glass of filtered  water to ensure your body’s immune and digestive systems are at optimum health for you to enjoy your pregnancy.

Progurt Prebiotic Sweetner is for those of you who have a sweet tooth or like the idea of eating something sweet that is promoting mineral absorption, digestion and only feeds the good bacteria.  Sounds too good to be true but it really does work and is suitable for diabetics!


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Experiencing non-food cravings (A condition known as Pica) or cravings for potentially harmful things such as alcohol should be discussed with your Midwife or Doctor.