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How Salt Can Prevent Pre-eclampsia

You probably think as a pregnant women you need to limit your salt, but did you know that salt (and protein) can help PREVENT pre-eclampsia!

Pre-eclampsia is a condition in which a woman experiences abnormal development of the placenta, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high levels of protein in the urine (proteinuria) around the last trimester or after the 20-week mark of her pregnancy.

Lets check out how salt can help us ...

Here is a great article on why salt is important to a pregnant women.

Blood volume is reduced in pre-eclampsia, which may explain why eating more salt has been found to help prevent and treat pre-eclampsia in a study of over 2,000 pregnant women.

 

Here is a chart from  The Nurturing Root that will help my visual moms.

Read up and educate yourself Mama! A simple and easy way to prevent this issue.