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What foods should i avoid during pregnancy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

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What type of food should I avoid during pregnancy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Avoid excess salt: This is good advice generally and perhaps your physician will agree and/or add other suggestions. Of course, stuff that folks tend to overeat (greasy stuff, stuff loaded with refined sugar) is best avoided, especially while you're pregnant.
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What foods are to be avoided during pregnancy?

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Pregnancy diet: In general you want to eat a low carbohydrate, vitamin rich diet. So, lots of veggies, lean protein. Avoid too much lake fish and some fatty salt water fish may be an issue, avoid excessive sugar and caffeine. Most OB providers will have a healthy pregnancy diet you can have and online there are lots of resources for pregnancy diets. Its mostly common sense. If you eat healthy so does baby!
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What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Alcohol/uncooked foo: Avoid the following in pregnancy: unpasteurized dairy products/juices, undercooked meats (including poultry/fish), alcohol, excessive fish consumption (no more than twice weekly), taking into account fda recommendations regarding specific fish content in methylmercury (in general avoid large fish). Be careful about fresh fruit/salads - they must be washed thoroughly by someone you trust.
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What is a list of foods I should avoid in pregnancy?

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Too much hype: I think there is too much hype and hysteria about this. Sushi, soft cheeses, hotdogs, lunch meats, fish in general...All are ok to eat. You want to eat fresh food, not heavily processed. Preferably your dairy is pasteurized. You want to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

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