Food restrictions for pregnant women

It’s not always easy to know what you can and what you can’t eat when
of a pregnancy. Here is a brief summary of the foods to avoid.

Meats :
Meat is part of our diet, but it is full of bacteria. These bacteria
can have a negative impact on the health of pregnant women. There are no problems
with meat when it is well cooked, but the consumption of raw meat can
cause listeriosis, a disease that has serious consequences for the fetus.
There are all kinds of meats that are eaten raw, smoked, dried or rare. There is, by
example, foie gras, carpaccio, rib steak, sausage, but also charcuterie (ham
Parma, American, pâtés…). To eliminate the risks, the meat must be cooked to perfection.
Eggs also need to be cooked. Raw egg preparations are not recommended.
Ex: chocolate mousse, tiramisu, carbonara pasta and homemade mayonnaise.

Fish and shellfish.
As with meat, if it’s raw, smoked, dried or semi-cooked, it should not be eaten. What
means that sushi, smoked salmon and oysters should be eliminated from the diet. There is,
unfortunately, it’s not just raw fish and shellfish that should be avoided. The big fish that
live on the seabed are also dangerous. Since the big fish feed
small fish, they ingest a significant amount of mercury which makes these fish
dangerous for pregnant women.
Be careful, if cooking a food kills dangerous bacteria, freezing it only kills them.
fall asleep The food cannot therefore be eaten raw, on the pretext that it has been frozen in

Fruits and vegetables .
Care should be taken with all fruits and vegetables eaten raw. Washing them is not enough, you have to
add a little vinegar to the washing water to eliminate the risk of toxoplasmosis, a
disease that causes malformations in the fetus. As for germs like
radishes, bean sprouts or alfalfa, they can only be eaten cooked.

Dairy products.
Raw or unpasteurized milk is not recommended for pregnant women. Preparations based on
raw milk that is not cooked afterwards so cannot be consumed by women
pregnant. Some cheeses are also bad. Milk-based cheeses should be eliminated
unpasteurized, soft cheeses, but also brie and camembert, soft cheeses
semi-soft, such as Havarti, as well as blue cheeses, Rocquefort and Stilton. In
However, if the cheese or milk is cooked, it can be consumed by pregnant women. The
raclettes and fondues are therefore always allowed.

It is not only alcohol that is prohibited for pregnant women. Unpasteurized juices like
some apple ciders are not good for pregnant women. Caffeine does not pose
no problems in limited quantity. It is recommended not to exceed 300 mg per day.
Which corresponds to about 5 espressos. You have to be careful all the same when you calculate your
amount of caffeine, because coffee is not the only one to contain it. chocolate and cola
also contain. If the herbal teas do not contain theine, they should be consumed with
precaution. Some plants can have a negative impact on pregnancy.
Finally, energy drinks are strongly discouraged. In addition to having a
very high concentration of caffeine, they contain substances such as taurine and
ginseng. Substances whose effects on pregnant women are not known.

Even if the pregnant woman has some prohibitions concerning her diet. All he has left
even a wide choice in food. Among these choices, there are essential
for her health and that of her baby.