Scientists find that pregnant women who eat this are less likely to develop pre-eclampsia
Celebrities such as Beyonce and Kim Kardashian have both admitted to suffering from pre-eclampsia throughout their pregnancies.
It’s an extremely serious condition which can cause high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in the urine, and it can appear very quickly.
But now scientists believe they have found a simple way for mums-to-be to avoid it…
How eating more carbs can protect mums from developing pre-eclampsia
Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University found women who eat plant-based fibre throughout pregnancy are less at risk of developing preeclampsia.
These scientists found that mums-to-be who don’t have high levels of acetate, which is a chemical produced by fibre fermenting in the gut, are at risk of developing the condition.
Pre-eclampsia can affect 10 per cent of pregnancies and can also affect a baby’s immune system development and future health. It can be very serious, sometimes fatal, for women and unborn babies.
“More studies are urgently needed to understand how we can best target this system to reduce the growing burden of immune-related diseases in the modern world,” said co-author Peter Vuillermin.