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Doctor insights on: Can You Eat Spicy Foods While Pregnant

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How unhealthy is it to eat spicy foods?

How unhealthy is it to eat spicy foods?

Tolerance/Habit: It is not harmful if you have grown up eating spicy food which is in some cultures, like indian, other asian like thiland, srilanka ad many others for those who are not used to it, it may be too much and may cause gastrointestinal symptoms like heartburn, cramps, diarrhea, burning when passing stools and hemorroids. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Is it okay to eat spicy foods with nash?

Is it okay to eat spicy foods with nash?

Fat & alcohol bad...: Spicy foods don't cause nash. Alcohol, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity cause nash. Moderate your dietary fat and calorie intake, drop weight, control diabetes (if present), and lose the booze. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat when pregnant?

What are the best foods to eat when pregnant?

Healthy natural food: A woman should eat healthy, natural foods before, during, and after pregnancy. Healthy usually means low in fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, and a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar). Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. Salt may increase water retention or swelling. Hot sauce may worsen heartburn. ...Read more

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What types of food should my pregnant wife eat?

What types of food should my pregnant wife eat?

Diet: All healthy foods and a balanced diet. No alcohol and only medications recommended by your MD. Prenatal vitamins daily. Foods to include vegetables, fruit and meat. Regular prenatal check ups to follow your weight, BP, urine and the growth and activity of your baby. ...Read more

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What foods to eat while pregnant for healthy children?

What foods to eat while pregnant for healthy children?

Well balanced diet: Eat a well balanced diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables, plenty of fluids, a source of protein and iron, and calcium. Limit caffeine and drink no alcohol. ...Read more

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What foods aren't you supposed to eat when you're pregnant?

What foods aren't you supposed to eat when you're pregnant?

A balanced diet: Back in early elementary school most of the students were taught the essentials of a balanced diet in a "nutrition" class. This included intake from the four basic food groups, fruits and vegetables, dairy, meats, grain (bread, cereals, etc.) The serving doses have now been weighted to fruits & vegetables as most important. Your developing fetus benefits from the above, and minimize fast foods. ...Read more

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What are foods I should avoid and foods I should eat more of while pregnant?

What are foods I should avoid and foods I should eat more of while pregnant?

Avoid salt: Basic diet with balance of protein, fat & carbs - lots of fresh fruits and veggies avoid salt, canned or preserved foods - diet that allows for max weight gain of 20 lbs do not skip meals -. ...Read more

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Is spicry food ok to eat in pregnancy?

Is spicry food ok to eat in pregnancy?

Yes: Spicy food during pregnancy can aggravate heartburn, particularly as the pregnancy progresses. Heartburn can be a problem in pregnancy and certain foods can make that worse. Spicy foods will not harm the baby. ...Read more

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What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

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What are healthy foods to eat while pregnant?

What are healthy foods to eat while pregnant?

Specific Needs: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Food: I don't know of any food in moderation besides salt which would be dangerous. Alcohol is not a good choice. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat during early pregnancy?

What are the best foods to eat during early pregnancy?

See this link: Here is a link to the ACOG patient info page on nutrition in pregnancy: http://www. Acog. Org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq001.pdf? Dmc=1&ts=20140528T0843536016 ...Read more

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What are the foods to eat most in 5th week of pregnancy?

What are the foods to eat most in 5th week of pregnancy?

"A balanced diet": As it turns out, the embryo can get everything it needs very easily even if the mother's diet is poor. In general plenty of milk, protein in the form of eggs, salmon. Fresh meat, or cheese, a variety of vegetables, and grains, and fresh fruit for dessert is best. More importantly, don't smoke, drink alcohol or sugared drinks., including juice. Stay away from chips, crackers, and preserved meats. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat spicy food while pregnant if im craving it...?

Is it okay to eat spicy food while pregnant if im craving it...?

Yes...: As long as you feel well and not having much reflux etc, spicey foods should not pose problems. The indonesians/thai/asians in general, eat quite a bit of spicey foods and I think the children are ok... So, enjoy! Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you eat junk food and pregnant?

Could you tell me what happens if you eat junk food and pregnant?

Bad for you and your: Baby. You will gain more weight than in healthy, the salt in junk food will cause you to retain water and may elevate your blood pressure and cause edema and more... ...Read more

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What healthy food to eat while pregnant & what work outs can I do?

Healthy diet: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more