Foods To Avoid During Your Pregnancy
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Foods To Avoid When Pregnant
Avoid the following foods during your pregnancy for the safety of you and your new bundle of joy.
You may have heard that you aren’t allowed to consume seafood when you’re pregnant, but that isn’t necessarily true. In fact, some seafood is perfectly fine for you to eat and can even be beneficial. However, there are certain kinds of fish that contain high levels of mercury, which is dangerous to developing fetuses. These types of fish should be avoided:
- Orange roughy
- Mackerel (king)
- Tuna (Ahi, bigeye)
Alcohol can have severe detrimental effects on your developing fetus. While there isn’t an universally agreed upon “safe” amount of alcohol that you can consume during pregnancy, considering the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome, we think it’s best to save those cocktails for after the birth of your child. You don’t have to give up your social life, though! There are some great virgin cocktail recipes out there!
Nearly every woman reaches a point in their pregnancy when ice cream is the only thing she can think about. We know that pregnancy cravings are a force to be reckoned with, and occasional sugary indulgences are completely fine. However, make sure you’re reaching for healthy, natural, sugar-free alternatives when you can’t deny your sweet tooth any longer. Too much sugar during pregnancy can cause excessive weight gain for you and your baby, which increases your risk of developing gestational diabetes.
A cup or two of coffee a day is completely fine for most pregnant women, but you should always consult your doctor first. Excessive caffeine during your pregnancy can increase your risk of miscarriage and birth defects.
As promised, below you’ll find a fun infographic to read concerning foods to eat and avoid. Share with your fellow pregnant ladies, and spread the knowledge! Want to try NutraPre today? Don’t wait, shop now!