Top 10 Foods to avoid When Pregnant

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6.  CAFFEINE :-

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Well, Health organizations still have not clear that how much caffeine is safe for you during pregnancy, however most recommend to consume not more than 200 – /350 mg daily during pregnancy.  According to a study in 2008, women  who consumes more than 200 mg were at high risk of having miscarriage and another study shows that if you intake more than 100 mg then it will affect  the growth of your baby. If you want to be safe, then do not intake caffeine more than 100 mg per day.

7.  FISH :-

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You should avoid big fishes which are longer – living including king mackerel, tile – fish, swordfish and shark as they  contains higher level of methyl  mercury and it can harm the immune system of your baby. According to the FDA, you should not have more than two ounces of low – mercury fish which includes salmon,  canned light tuna, shrimp and catfish  a week.  If you wants to eat fish then make sure it is well – cooked, avoid eating raw fish as they are more prone to contain parasites or bacteria which can cause gastrointestinal distress.

8. SOFT CHEESES :

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– Soft cheese which is made from unpasteurized milk could contain listeria bacteria so you should avoid soft cheese if you are expecting a baby. Cheeses which fall into this “category” includes camembert, feta, bleu cheese, mexican style and brie cheese.

9. DELI MEATS INCLUDING HOT DOGS :-

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These deli meats may be adulterated with the listeria bacteria which also may result in miscarriage or still birth. However it is safe to eat deli meats if you re-heat them. If not handled and prepared properly then deli salads ( especially those which contains protein like chicken, ham, egg and sea food ) might be adulterated with listeria. These includes home made salads and salads from store.

10. UNDERCOOKED MEAT AND EGGS :-

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Well, you should always remember this phrase. Having under – cooked meat and eggs increase the chances of having number of food – borne illnesses as they can negatively affect the health of your baby. Make sure that the meat is steaming hot and there is no trace of blood or pink color especially in the case of pork, paultry,  sausages. Also make sure that the eggs you are going to eat, is cooked thoroughly and the yolks and whites are solid enough in order to prevent the risk of having salmonella food poisoning.

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