Foods to avoid

When it comes to your diet during pregnancy it’s recommended to eat certain foods and avoid 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? Has it expired? Does it contain too much caffeine? Do these fish contain high-mercury levels?

Here’s a list of things you should AVOID eating or drinking during pregnancy:
•Raw fish or seafood, or fish and seafood with high levels of mercury
•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, mayonnaise, homemade sauces or any other food that contains raw eggs)
•More than 200 mg of caffeine a day
•Alcohol
•Raw sprouts
•Unpasteurized fruit juice
•Pre-cooked salads and foods (they could contain an expired or uncooked ingredient)

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

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