Saturday, November 13, 2010

What Not to Eat When Pregnant

My younger sister and few friends are actually pregnant and since pregnancy is a blessing, it however requires due care and attention to make sure that pregnancy is healthy from conception to birth.

So, one of the things to be avoided are food that cause unwanted illness or discomfort. I gather the list below as the foods that you must avoid.

1. Uncooked meat – raw meat from fish, pork, beef or chicken may actually contain toxoplasmosis, Salmonella and bacteria that can actually cause contaminations. So, require all your meat to be well done or fully cooked;

2. Raw eggs – While eggs are rich in protein, uncooked eggs can contain Salmonella too. And if affected, you may experience discomforts like diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

3. Deli Meats – foods like hotdogs, turkey/ chicken or ham sandwiches may also contain another form of bacteria, called Listeria which may cause still births, pregnancy complications or health damages. As remedy, you can reheat your deli food.
4. Fish with High Mercury Level – Carnivorous fish like tuna, shark, and swordfish may contain high level of mercury that can lead to permanent brain damages among others to your kid.



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