HomeVideoThe Pregnancy & Carbohydrate Controversy: How Conventional Recommendations Stack Up Against the Evidence | Lily Nichols

The Pregnancy & Carbohydrate Controversy: How Conventional Recommendations Stack Up Against the Evidence | Lily Nichols



Conventional wisdom says that pregnant women should increase their intake of carbohydrates and that failure to do so could put their babies at risk. But where did those guidelines come from and do they have any truth behind them? This session will examine the evidence behind prenatal carbohydrate recommendations, how fuel metabolism changes during pregnancy, the controversy surrounding ketosis in pregnancy, and what we can learn from both ancestral prenatal diets and the modern gestational diabetes epidemic.

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