One of the most common questions pregnant women about their diet is: What foods can I eat in peace and what I have to avoid? The foods that a woman ingests during pregnancy have a direct effect on the development and growth of the fetus, and some can cause malformations in the baby, so it is importa
One of the most common questions pregnant women about their diet is: What foods can I eat in peace and what I have to avoid? The foods that a woman ingests during pregnancy have a direct effect on the development and growth of the fetus, and some can cause malformations in the baby, so it is important that you know the foods that you should avoid during the nine months of pregnancy.
Foods that you should not eat during pregnancy
Uncooked meats: Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that cats can transmit and that is sometimes present in the flesh of some animals. If, for any reason, you get this parasite, you will not have any symptoms, but it will producefetal malformations and may even cause abortion. To avoid getting this bacterium, during the whole pregnancy you must eat very well-prepared meats and avoid products of animal origin that are not cooked or raw. You should not consume: sausages, sushi, raw meats, pâtés or smoked salmon.
Raw eggs: Salmonella is a bacteria present in the egg. To avoid contracting it consumes eggs always cooked. Therefore mayonnaise, raw eggs, eggnog or desserts made with undercooked eggs are other los foods that you should avoid throughout pregnancy. Unpasteurized Dairy:
Listeria is a bacterium found in raw milk that causes severe malformations in the fetus. This bacterium dies when the dairy products have been subjected to a heating process. Therefore avoid taking raw milk, no unpasteurized cheeses such as Brie, Camembert, fresh cheeses or those with a healing of less than 3 months and, in general, any product that you doubt your treatment. Raw fish: Do not take smoked, raw or marinated fish or shellfish, they may also contain listeria. On the other hand, swordfish, shark or tuna, have a high content of mercury that can be harmful to the fetus, therefore avoid these foods in your diet as pregnant.
Alcohol: the fetus has a tolerance 0 to alcohol and will reach the placenta through everything you consume. Alcohol can cause malformations or mental delays in babies, it can even cause abortion.
What you should avoid eating during pregnancy There are other foods that in large quantities are harmful to the baby but consumed in moderation will not cause harm. You should reduce the consumption of some foods such as caffeine. You can take caffeine throughout pregnancy as long as its amount does not exceed 300 mg, a soft drink or a couple of small coffees will not hurt you but keep in mind that caffeine is also present in chocolate or medications.
Some types of tea
can also be harmful such as arnica, eucalyptus, myrrh, pennyroyal, red cinchona or yours, since they can stimulate contractions of the uterus or stimulate bleeding.