Foods to avoid

When it comes to your diet during pregnancy it’s recommended to eat certain foods and eliminate others, since their consumption could have repercussions on your baby’s development. It’s important that during your pregnancy you pay close attention to the food you eat or plan on eating.

Some questions you could ask yourself as a cautionary measure are: Is this food prepared with clean hands and instruments? Is it well cooked? Is it in good condition? Is it expired? Does it contain too much caffeine? Do these fish contain high mercury levels?

Here’s a listing of things you should AVOID eating or drinking during pregnancy:

•Raw fish or meat, fish or meat that has been exposed to high mercury levels, or that is unpasteurized
•Raw meat or raw poultry, for example, sausage, salami, pork sausage, cured ham and turkey
•Unpasteurized cheese or milk
•Raw egg (be it cake batter, mayo, homemade salsa or any other food that contains raw egg)
•More than 200mg of caffeine a day
•Alcohol
•Unpasteurized fruit juice
•Pre-cooked salads and foods (they could contain an expired ingredient)

Don’t forget to talk to your doctor if you have any questions!

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