Food To Avoid When Pregnant

Food To Avoid When Pregnant

In a pregnant state, your developing unborn child shares everything you eat. While some foods and even some forms of food poisoning might not damage you, they might harm your infant.

2 Sep, 2022

 In a pregnant state, your developing unborn child shares everything you eat. While some foods and even some forms of food poisoning might not damage you, they might harm your infant. Aim to keep food out of the refrigerator for no longer than two hours before eating it to prevent food poisoning. For your safety, avoid these foods as well while you are pregnant.

 Raw or partially cooked eggs

Ensure that the whites and yolks of the eggs are completely cooked. This lowers the chance of getting salmonella food poisoning. Avoid consuming products like homemade mayonnaise that include raw or undercooked eggs. If you want to serve dishes with raw or undercooked eggs, think about using pasteurized liquid eggs. Use only clean, undamaged eggs.

Raw or undercooked meat

To the point of being boiling hot and devoid of any pink or blood, thoroughly cook all meat and poultry. Exercise extra caution when eating meat minced products, including burgers, pork, chicken, and sausage. Stay away from rare meat. A parasite that can be found in meat, soil, cat waste, and untreated water is the cause of toxoplasmosis, an ailment. However, it's important to keep in mind that toxoplasmosis during pregnancy is extremely uncommon. If you are pregnant, the infection could harm your unborn child. Talk to your doctor if you think you may have been in danger. There is toxoplasmosis treatment if you contract the disease while you are pregnant.

 Undercooked seafood

Avoid raw or undercooked seafood. They have a higher risk of listeria contamination. 

Unpasteurised milk

You should only consume pasteurized milk if you absolutely have it. If that is the only option available, boil the milk first. Eat nothing manufactured from raw goat or sheep milk, including soft goat cheese, and never drink raw goat or sheep milk. Due to the increased risk of listeria contamination, avoid eating soft-serve ice cream while pregnant.

 Caffeinated drinks

Put a stop to your intake of caffeine because caffeine causes frequent urination, which in turn causes dehydration. Caffeine also increases blood pressure, which is dangerous for you and your child.