Fruit Juice & Other Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy


Pregnant women are usually told to eat a lot of food because they are eating for two. That’s good and all, but you should always be careful about what you consume. Otherwise, some food may cause you and your unborn child to get sick. Here are some foods to avoid during pregnancy.

 

 

Fruit juice

According to science, fruits are supposed to be good for you and the baby. However, unpasteurized fruit juice isn’t. This is because the chopping and juicing process may lead to a lot of cross contamination with harmful bacteria such as E.coli getting into your bloodstream. This may have life-threatening consequences for your unborn baby, so leave the fruit juices at the local fruit stand for now.

 

Fruit Juice & Other Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

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Raw or undercooked eggs

This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t consider this as foods to avoid during pregnancy. Raw eggs may contain Salmonella, which has been shown to increase the risk of premature birth or stillbirth. In addition, you should also avoid foods that contain raw eggs, including cake fillings and homemade ice cream. When eating eggs, you should also ensure that they are thoroughly cooked.

 

Processed meats

Processed anything is kind of a no-no when it comes to foods to avoid during pregnancy. However, processed meats come with the additional risk of contracting the dangerous Listeria bacteria, which may cause miscarriage. It’s best to stay away from these, but if you have to eat processed meat, make sure it’s thoroughly cooked even if you’d normally eat it cold.

 

Fruit Juice & Other Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

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Raw or undercooked greens

Leave your salads alone for now and put them under the foods to avoid during pregnancy. While greens have a lot of benefits for you and your unborn baby, you should always make sure that they are fully cooked before eating. This is because raw and undercooked may contain bacteria, like Salmonella and E.coli, that can cause infection that may affect the baby.

 

Coffee

If you need a cup or two of coffee to really wake up in the morning, it’s time to look for a better wake up call while pregnant. The coffee you consume passes on to the fetus, who is not equipped to process it. This may cause some adverse effects, so why not just add it to the foods to avoid during pregnancy?

 

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