Thursday, February 11, 2010

You're pregnant? Avoid these foods

PREGNANCY will weaken the immune system. As a result, you are susceptible to disease from food, which at once will harm your baby. Therefore, it is better to avoid some foods that can interfere with pregnancy. What food? Here's the description for you.

1. Raw meat and seafood, including sushi. Meat and seafood that has not been cooked at high risk trigger listeria (Listeria monocytogenes bacterial infection) and salmonella poisoning. Although all people at risk of infection, most people do not feel any symptoms. However, the immune system is weakened making pregnant women more at risk. Listeria during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery or miscarriage.

2. Processed meats including hot dogs. All types of processed meats contaminated with the bacteria listeria risk, which can trigger a miscarriage or the baby died at birth.

3. Smoked seafood that has been saved in the refrigerator. Food is also contaminated with listeria risk. But usually safe if put in cooked food.

4. Raw eggs. Raw eggs contain salmonella risk. In addition to raw eggs, it's worth choosing carefully salad dressing, mayonnaise or ice cream are generally made from raw eggs. There is a good idea to ask the restaurant staff. If in doubt, better avoided.

5. Fish with high mercury content. Avoid mercury-rich fish such as shark, swordfish and king mackerel. Also, keep the fish intake of no more than 2 drinks per week. Drug regulatory authorities and American food (FDA) recommends that pregnant women consume no more than 12 ounces of fish per week.

6. Soft cheese. Avoid soft cheeses such as Feta, Brie, and Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses, queso blanco, queso fresco and Panela. This type of safe to eat if labeled purified written.

7. Heart. Liver is rich in iron. However, the liver is also high vitamin A. Vitamin A in large numbers endanger the safety of the fetus.

8. Milk and juice that has not been purified. Dairy products are not contaminated with listeria risk purified.

9. Alcohol. Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is bad for the health of the fetus. This can cause problems such as miscarriage, the baby died at birth, and brain development disorders. During pregnancy, there is no safe dose, you should avoid alcohol completely.


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