Foods You Need to Avoid While Pregnant

Keeping a nutritious diet is important for maintaining optimal health and wellness throughout life. It is always essential to observe what we eat, most especially if you are pregnant. Eating well and knowing what foods you need to avoid to promote healthy birth. 



Here are the foods which pregnant women need to avoid to make sure your baby gets the best start possible


Raw Meats
Eating raw meats and raw eggs should be prevented because of the possibility of contamination with coliform viruses, and salmonella.

Listeria
Listeriosis is a serious infection that you can get by eating food like unpasteurized milk, refrigerated, smoked seafood, or/and deli meats. Symptoms in expectant mothers include mild flu-like signs, complications, muscle aches, high temperature, nausea or throwing up, and throwing up. 

Caffeine
Although in some studies, taking caffeine is fine while pregnant, moderation is always essential. Keep in mind, caffeine get rid of fluids from the body which can result to calcium reduction. Drinking juice or milk is most likely to be safe and healthy than coffee. 

Alcohol
Everyone knows that drinking alcohol is prohibited all trough out your pregnancy. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy expose your baby to birth defects and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. There are some cases the child dies because of  mommies taking alcohol especially during first trimester. 

Unwashed Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are healthy that is why it is highly recommended to pregnant mommies. But of course, you have to make sure everything you take is clean. Always keep your fruits and vegetables fresh and washed to prevent from any form of contamination.




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About Leilani Gamboa

Lai is mommy to two boys. A breastfeeding advocate, a part time blogger, and works as Virtual Assistant since 2013. Coffeeholic, make-up enthusiast, planner junkie.
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