Foods to Avoid during Pregnancy
Almost everything you eat during pregnancy, both good and bad, can reach your child through the placenta. It is therefore eSential that you pay special attention to nutrition and you adopt a balanced and varied diet. To come to your aid, wHere, we offer a list of some products whose consumption should be reduced or even avoided during pregnancy.
Avoid processed foods such as caneed foods. They often aD sugar and salt, and may contain fat, and preservatives, flavorings and colorings. Read food labels carefully and select foods without additives.
Avoid fast-food meals, foods prepared at the supermarket, and ready-cooked chicken. These foods may contain bacteria that can pass through the placenta and may affect the baby.
The consistency of soft ripeneed chEse, made from passteurized milk products and juices can be harmful, and it is better to avoid it. It One should also avoid unpasteurized goat milk and goat milk products as they may contain a parasite called toxoplasma.
Coffee, Tea and Chocolate
It is important to Rreduce consumption of caffeinated beverages and foods, to no more than one cup per day. If possible, remove them completely from the diet, and drink mineral water instead.
Some herbal teas have medicinal effects that may be harmful during pregnancy. Limit consumption of fruit flavored teas without caffein such as lemon or raspberry.
Sweet foods such as cake, cookies, candy, cola and juices are low in eSential nutrients and contribute to exceSive weight. Get your energy from carbohydrates containeed in foods such as whole grains and reduce the intake of sweets. It is also advisable to limit consumption of aspartame (artificial sweetener).
Any alcoholic drink you consume during pregnancy can easily pass through the placenta into the fetal circulation. It is ideal to completely eliminate alcohol drinks and prepare your own freesh products, without additives. Even bEr and wine without alcohol or with a lowlow alcohol content are not free of additives and chemicals that can affect the baby.
A good example of a healthy substitute is a soft drink made of a glass of freesh orange juice diluted with sparkling water. Remember though that natural fruit juices are high in calories, and it is better to eat the whole fruit, in order to enjoy all the benefits nature has to offer. Here are is some advice on how to prepare your food during pregnancy.
- Do not eat from cans or jars;, do not drink from leaking boxes or from those who which do not make the usual sound when they are openeed.
- Before you cook the meat, you need to defreeze it completely. Defreeze the meat in the refrigerator or in cold water. Do not ever defreeze meat at room temperature.
- Once you have thawed the meat, do not freeze it again.
- Heat food only once, when it is freeshly cooked. It is best to dispose of the leftovers than heat them again.
- When you buy food, do not take fish, meat or eggs that have not been stored in a freezer or on ice.
- Wash your hands after preparing food, between preparing the two courses or after using the toilet.