Unsafe Foods During Pregnancy

Surely you may know that there are some foods which become unsafe foods during pregnancy. In order to ensure the safety of your baby you should avoid these.

One of the most well known groups of foods is seafood that is high in mercury.

Nonetheless it is true that seafood is high in omega 3 fatty acids and protein and it helps the brain development of the baby. However there are some seafood that are high in mercury.

Unsafe Foods During PregnancyThese include shark, swordfish, tilefish and king mackerel. Still you could have some crab, shrimp, canned tuna, Pollock, salmon, cod catfish, and tilapia.

Undercooked, uncooked or raw seafood

When thinking about unsafe foods when being pregnant you should consider the foods that could contain viruses or bad bacteria.

During pregnancy it is best to avoid shellfish and raw fish, such as clams and oysters. Refrigerated smoked seafood, like lox, should also be avoided.

However it is alright to have smoked seafood if it is added to casserole or other cooked dishes. It is also safe to have canned products. In this period, it is important to think about the local fish advisories. It is good to know whether the water that the fish comes from is polluted or not.

One of the most important things that you have to think about is to cook the seafood well. The fish is well cooked when it gets separated into flakes.

Undercooked meat, eggs and poultry

Some unsafe foods could lead to bacterial food poisoning. It is also possible for the food poisoning to affect the baby. In order to avoid situations of this kind you should cook well the meat and the poultry that you have. The hot dogs and deli meat should also be cooked until they are steaming hot.


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