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    Question Dutch Licorice in Pregnancy??

    Hi Dutch Ladies,

    My Dad has just sent me two huge bags of dutch licorice, (non salty ones) just the brown coins, Katja, beehives, etc, mostly the sweet ones.

    Do you know if it's ok to eat during pregnancy? I'm assuming it is, but want to make sure.
    I am craving it big time.

    Thanks in advance.

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    In case anyone's interested, I have since found out that it is the high sodium content in the dutch licorice which is the main problem, so like anything, a little bit here and there is fine.

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    I love love love dutch licorice. I had a bit during pregnancy. Of course in moderation

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    I love love love dutch licorice. I had a bit during pregnancy. Of course in moderation
    Yes....... moderation is the key!! LOL

    I don't think I've ever seen bags as big as the ones that were sent to me, they have to be 1kg bags each, so hate to think what my Dad paid for them. Tis making it very difficult to eat them in 'moderation' .
    Last edited by Mod-Uniquey; 05-03-2009 at 09:27.

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    I have to get my DH to hide the bags when i get them so i don't go overboard
    They are so hard to resist.

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    i tend to look these things up in google scholar when unsure. i love my dutch liquorish but it's been found to cause lower birth weight and preterm birth too.
    it's also not reccomened for breastfeeding mums. According to the studies i found it's also something to do with the liquorish itself, not just the salt.
    keep the intake down to just one DZ a day.

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    Thanks for the info wocket.
    Thankfully i haven't eaten any while breastfeeding and only had an occasional one while pregnant (with no ill effects).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wocket View Post
    i tend to look these things up in google scholar when unsure. i love my dutch liquorish but it's been found to cause lower birth weight and preterm birth too.
    it's also not reccomened for breastfeeding mums. According to the studies i found it's also something to do with the liquorish itself, not just the salt.
    keep the intake down to just one DZ a day.
    Certainly interesting, I wonder how all the dutch licorice loving pregnant women go in the Netherlands and whether they did these studies from them

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    it was a combo of studies. they found that it's not a problem in other countries but where DL is popular it tends to be eaten to excess (you try stopping at one, dare you!) so you're more "at risk" by living in Holland, Belgium and SE Australia! lol

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    That's the problem, I can't stop at one, especially with 2kgs worth.

    I decided to follow Mothersmilk's lead and get DH to hide them, especially as when my blood sugar level drops I start craving sweet things which I never have before, and then was dipping into the DL!
    The countries at risk were interesting, totally makes sense, as it's definitely an acquired taste.


 

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