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Why do Pregnant Women Crave Pickles? Do Pregnancy Cravings Exist?

Is it hard enough to give up on eating those cheese and crackers during your pregnancy period? Pregnant women are thrust upon with endless notion that circles around for a long time: She must be craving those crispy, salty pickles and tacos. People also link those food cravings–including, but not limited to oatmeal, peanut butter, pickles, and ice cream–to the the weird yearning of their babies in the fetus. Different nations and their cultures experience a diverse range of foods that a women craves during pregnancy. The subject of food craving, whether it’s good to have or not, or what it heralds about the unborn baby, has become controversial among the people.

Pregnancy carving do exist and it’s not anything novice. It’s been around here for hundreds of years but there is not a one-fit-all food that is craved during pregnancy. Women crave pickles during pregnancy but that is not the only food at all. Expectant moms may desire for a lot of other foods, too. Pregnant women in the United States1 have been reported to crave for fruit juices, pickles, Ice cream, and pizza. Other common craved foods among pregnant women include meat, mangoes, yogurt, oranges, plantain, and soft drinks.

Many researchers, and medical doctors have explained why there is a strong inclination toward some foods while an aversion to few others.

Craving sweet foods during pregnancy is considered as a sign of having a baby girl and those savory snacks give sign of a boy. Dr Merriam Stoppard, an MD, Health care expert and Television presenter, debunked this myth of pregnancy craving that lingered around us for a long time. She says, “Cravings are thought to be the body’s response to deficiency in certain minerals and trace elements. Indulge them where reasonable but keep away from the ones that are obviously harmful such as coal.”

Pregnancy Craving May be Psychological:

Another research has been carried out to make the crazy pregnancy craving logical. They suggest that craving could be something on mind with no reasonable relation with the body demand for nutrients. A study conducted by the UAlbany2 , while reviewing the existing data of women collected from blog posts, internet websites and other social media platform, suggested that surprisingly there was no relationship between pregnancy craving and nutritional needs of the body.

Julia Hormes, University at Albany Psychology Department researcher3 , believes that a psychological factor of social norm that is prevalent in the U.S about the pregnant women could be the cause for food craving.

Some other studies suggested that food craving–during pregnancy–may lead to a weight gain.However, it’s not true for other nations. Such as a study carried in Tanzania4 where foods of more than 200 pregnant…

Try These Super Easy Protein Cookies Recipes If You Are On a Diet or A Regular Gym Routine!

Cookies are a perfect snack but people who are on diet find it impossible to satisfy their cookie craving because they are a high-calorie snack. The good news for the cookie lovers is that they do not have shun the delicious cookies just because you are on a diet. All you need to do is to get a little creative and you will be able to enjoy cookies without disturbing your diet.

There are excellent and tasty cookie recipes that are rich in protein and will give you nutrition that your body needs without compromising the diet and calorie count.

Here are some appetizing protein rich cookies recipes that will make a perfect snack.

These cookies a made up of six healthy ingredients and they do not require a lot of time and effort to make. It is an excellent post workout snack.

Ingredients:

• Ripened small banana

• Chia seeds

• Golden flax seeds

• Vanilla protein powder

• Peanut butter flour

• Dairy mini chocolate chips

• The oven should be preheated to 350 degrees F and prepare the baking sheet by using a parchment paper.

• Mash the banana in a hand mixer until it becomes creamy. Add flax seeds and chia and blend until it is thoroughly mixed.

• Add peanut flour and protein powder to the batter and mix until they are completely combined. Be careful while mixing because over mixing can make the batter hard and firm.

• Add chocolate chips and fold them into the batter.

• You can use the ice cream scoop to measure the cookies and put it on the baking sheet. Spread it by using the palm of your hand.

• Bake them for eight to nine minutes until the edges become brown.

• After taking them out of the oven,…

Parents Are Taking The “Exact Instructions Challenge” With Hilarious Results

Everybody knows how to “make” a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, a banana split or a bowl of cereal, but could you write out instructions clear enough to teach someone else how to make them?

Of course you could, or at least it seems easy enough, but kids have a harder time clearly instructing others, and if you follow their instructions exactly things are bound to go wrong.

That’s…