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10 Foods You Should Strictly Avoid During Pregnancy


Food and drink has to be taken care of in pregnancy. The slightest carelessness can cause great harm to a child. It is strictly prohibited to eat certain things during pregnancy, while it is advisable to eat some things in very limited quantities. Let's know about these things.

1. Fish with high mercury

Mercury is very toxic element which is not considered safe. It is found in polluted water. An excess amount of mercury spoils the immune system, kidneys and nervous system. A small amount of this can have a serious impact on the development of the child. Therefore, pregnant and breast feeding women should not eat fish with mercury. Fishes with higher mercury include swordfish, shark, marlin, king mackerel, tuna and orange rophée.

2. Undercooked or shellfish fish

Never should eat undercooked or shellfish fish during pregnancy. Eating shellfish can cause many types of bacterial or viruses infections. Some of these infections can seriously harm your child. Listeria infection occurs easily in pregnant women. These bacteria are found in contaminated water and wet soil or plants, and shellfish easily reach fish. These bacteria can reach the child through placenta. This can also lead to miscarriage or premature delivery.

3. Undercooked and Processed Meat

Undercooked meat is also harmful for pregnant women. Eating it can lead to many types of bacterial infections such as Salmonella, Toxoplasma and Listeria. They can harm the child. This can cause severe serious neurological disease to the child. Most bacteria are found on top of meat while some are inside meats. These meats should never be eaten raw or undercooked. Avoid eating processed meats with patties and burgers. Many types of infections occur during storage.

4. Raw eggs

Salmonella bacteria are found in raw eggs. Eating them can cause fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. In some cases this infection can cause uterine cramps, which can lead to premature birth of a child. Foods that eat raw eggs include scrambled egg and poached egg. Raw eggs are found in many products of the market. Please read their label before purchasing.

5. Caffeine

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Most people like to drink coffee but pregnant women are advised to consume caffeine in very small amounts. According to health experts around the world, women should take less than 200 mg of caffeine a day during pregnancy. Caffeine dissolves very quickly in the body and can reach the placenta. Metabolism enzyme is not present in the unborn child, which can cause harm to the child. Taking too much caffeine in pregnancy can stop a child's weight and growth.

6. Raw Sprouts

Eating sprouts is very beneficial for the body but it is advisable not to eat raw sprouts sprouts. Raw sprouts containing sprouted moong may increase Salmonella bacteria. These bacteria remain in sprouts even after washing. It would be better that you cook and eat them in pregnancy.

7. Unwashed items

There are many types of bacteria on the peels of vegetables and fruits. The most dangerous of these is Toxoplasma bacteria. When you eat vegetables and fruits without peeling and washing, these bacteria go into your stomach. Some people do not show any symptoms while some people have been complaining of flu. Due to this bacteria in pregnancy, the eyes of the child can get problem and its growth can also be stopped. Pregnant women should eat vegetables thoroughly, peel and cook them. The fruits should also be washed properly.

8. Unpasteurized Milk, Cheese and Juice

Many harmful bacteria like E. coli and Campylobacter are found in raw milk and unpasteurized cheese. These bacteria are also found in unpasteurized juice. Infections caused by these cause serious damage to the body. To eliminate bacteria from these things, their pasteurization is necessary. Pregnant women should consume only pasteurized milk, cheese and juice.

9. Junk food

For the development of a child in pregnancy, only nutritious foods should be eaten. Make a distance from junk food at this time. Junk food does not contain nutrients and is rich in fat, calories and sugar. Eating junk food increases weight very quickly and can cause many serious problems at the time of delivery. During pregnancy, include lots of fruits, green vegetables, protein, folate and iron in your diet.

© 2021 Deepak Mahtoliya


surabhi likhare on February 27, 2021:

May be its alcohol that u strictly avoid

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