Can you eat gu cheesecake when pregnant?

In this article we are going to answer the question: can you eat gu cheesecake when pregnant, what is gu cheesecake, what are its ingredients and if they are healthy, what flavors can you eat, and how to make your healthy cheesecake. 

Can you eat gu cheesecake when pregnant?

Yes, you can eat gu cheesecake when pregnant. All the ingredients are top quality and are pasteurized. You need to eat them in moderation because they are considered high fat, high sugar, and high-calorie food. 

Remember, when pregnant you need to follow a healthy diet and eat gu cheesecake just once in a while to prevent fast weight gain. 

What is gu cheesecake?

Gu is a dessert manufacturing company, whose products are made in the UK  and sold in: 

  • the United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Italy 
  • United States

They have different desserts on the menu:

  • Cheesecakes
  • Hot deserts
  • Mousse
  • Light low-calorie desserts
  • Gu bakery inspirations
  • And moreā€¦ 

What are the ingredients of gu cheesecake?

The ingredients of gu cheese depend on the flavor but they all have the same base ingredients. I am going to take as an example the Peruvian Lime Cheesecakes.

Whipping cream, sugar, biscuit crumb (wheat flour (wheat flour, calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), wholemeal flour (wheat), vegetable oil (palm oil, rapeseed oil), sugar, invert sugar syrup, raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate), salt), full-fat soft cheese (11%) (cream, water, milk protein powder, modified starch, culture, sea salt, preservative (potassium sorbate)), mascarpone cheese (11%) (cream, milk protein powder, acidity regulator (citric acid)), unsalted butter, lime juice (7%), pasteurized whole egg, coconut palm sugar with ginger (4%), vegetable oil (palm oil, rapeseed oil), demerara sugar, pasteurized egg yolk, water, beef gelatine, modified starch, preservative (potassium sorbate), acidity regulator (citric acid). 

Nutrition FactPer Pud
Calories293 cal
Fat20 gSaturated fats 11.5 g
Carbohydrates25.1 g
Fibre0.5 g
Protein2.6 g
Salt 190 mg

All their ingredients are pasteurized. 

Is it healthy to eat gu cheesecake when pregnant?

No, it is not healthy. You can have a treat once in a while but as listed above, they are high fat, high sugar, and high caloric content food. 

In general, when pregnant you should follow a healthy diet. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. A few nutrients need special attention during pregnancy, like folic acid, calcium, vitamin D, and omega 3 fatty acids. 

  • Ideally, 2 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables every day
  • Increase your intake of whole grains and cereal foods. Choose high fiber options
  • Milk, hard cheese, and yogurt are great options because they are high calcium foods.
  • Choose low-fat options and good fats: fats from vegetable sources like almonds, olive oil, and avocado. 
  • Choose lean proteins and choose low mercury fish options. 
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Always stay active
  • Stay away as possible from high-calorie, high-sugar, and high-fat food. 

If you gain too much weight during pregnancy there are several complications mom and baby can suffer.

  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Complications during birth
  • Baby health 

Gestational Diabetes

You can develop gestational diabetes, you may need to take medication and the mother can develop diabetes even after the baby is born. 

High Blood pressure

You can develop eclampsia and preeclampsia. Both can lead to mother and baby complications and even death. 

Complications during birth 

If you gain too much weight it’s more likely that you end up in cesarean because vaginal birth tends to be more difficult with excess weight. Also, babies of mothers who gain too much weight are usually bigger. 

Baby health 

Moms that gain too much weight tend to have babies with high birth weight and these babies have more risk of being obese and developing diabetes when older. 

How can I make healthy cheesecake?

You have two options, you can choose gu cheesecake light options but they are still pretty high in calories and sugar, or make your cheesecake. 

My tip is to bake them in individual jars and enjoy your cheesecake. 

If you have any questions, please ask me! 

Conclusion

In this article we answered the question: can you eat gu cheesecake when pregnant, what is gu cheesecake, what are its ingredients and if they are healthy, what flavors can you eat, and how to make your healthy cheesecake. 

Citation

https://www.gupuds.com/

https://topcookingstories.com/library/lecture/read/98457-is-gu-cheesecake-safe-during-pregnancy#0

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.