By Prerana Sharma,
Pregnancy Food To Avoid
Pregnancy is a beautiful experience in a womanâ€™s life, and during this, proper nutrition is one thing that is taken care of the most. Our friends, mom, grand-ma and neighbors always keeps telling us what all we should eat, but what not to eat is rarely told. So I thought to share some of my knowledge in this topic that what food to avoid during pregnancy
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Raw Meats and Seafood including sushi – Uncooked and raw meats, seafood should be avoided due to high risk of listeria (a bacteria) and salmonella poisoning.
Frozen/Preserved/Deli meats including hot dogs – these meats might be contaminated with listeria bacteria which may result in miscarriage or even a stillbirth. But people eat deli meats after reheating them until steaming hot.
Alcohol – I know Indian women are very honest to their unborn baby and they will never take alcohol in pregnancy but still I had to mention this point. many documented fetal abnormalities and birth defects have been associated with alcohol use during pregnancy.
Raw Shellfish – Should be completely avoided during pregnancy.
Caffeine – Surprising? I know, women who are addicted to coffee will be sad but caffeine consumption can put the pregnant woman to the risk of miscarriage and premature birth.
Unwashed Vegetables – If we are not pregnant then also we should always wash veggies properly before cooking but preggy women should take an extra care.
Refrigerated smoked seafood – same reason of listeria contamination.
Raw eggs – Raw eggs may contain salmonella. Some Caesar salad dressings, mayonnaise, homemade ice cream and custards may be made with raw eggs. It is best to check first; if in doubt, it is better to avoid it.
Fish high in mercury – high-mercury fish such as Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel and Tilefish should be avoided. I think before u eat a fish, consult your doc whether it has got high mercury or not.
Soft cheese – you know how cheese is made right? So try to avoid soft cheese. They are safe to eat if they are labelled pasteurized.
Liver – liver contains high level of Vitamin A. Large amounts of Vitamin A can be harmful to the baby. Same goes for Papaya too. (u must have seen it a lot in TV, not to eat papita)
Til Til is considered to be hot and heat the body. This heat is not good for baby.
Kesar kasar can be taken in little quantity (2-3 strands in a glass of warm milk) but high amount of kesar is bad, like til it is also known to heat up body.
Unpasteurized milk and juices.
So do you know any other thing that a preggy women should avoid? Share with usâ€¦
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