Ice cravings could mean iron deficiency

Ice cravings could mean iron deficiency

Weird cravings during pregnancy could point towards an underlying vitamin or mineral deficiency in your diet.

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A recent survey found mums-to-be are craving ice, pickles, and even raw onions, toothpaste and soap! 18 per cent of women reporting having cravings for ice in the survey, which some experts do believe may be a sign of an iron deficiency.

Almost two thirds of mums-to-be experience some form of food cravings, and iron deficiency is especially common in mums carrying twins, vegetarians or if you are having pregnancies close together – and your iron requirement can increase dramatically in your second and third trimester.

Natural liquid iron supplement Spatone is available from Boots, Holland & Barrett and Tesco, and online on the Spatone website.

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