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Eating Avocado In Pregnancy
Not recommended: I would avoid it as there have been contaminates such as mercury that has been found in raw rice. That, along with possible gastrointestinal infections, i would avoid it, but that's more personal opinion rather than outright, proven rule. If you do eat raw rice, cleanse and rinse very well. I hope this helps and best of luck with the pregnancy! ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Guava: Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more
Occ.,get safer types: Good question. Tuna is relatively high in mercury which can be dangerous for developing babies so authorities advise limiting albacore to 6 ounces per week.However,other types of tuna like skipjack/ chuck light have less mercury. I recommend everyone who eats canned tuna get Safe Catch brand which is certified to have relatively low mercury.See https://safecatch.com and http://tinyurl.com/jmm9ur6 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It expands: Eating raw rice is probably not the cleanest idea and since the cooking process kills off germs. Also it expands a lot when it absorbs water in your stomach and could make you feel quite ill. I recommend cooking it first. ...Read more
Can gas be a sign of food poisoning in pregnancy? Ate pancakes breakfast, avocado and chicken at lunch, and plantains with stew for dinner clif bar
Sure, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause (like pregnancy), infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
Yes: Sushi should be avoided because of the risk of bacterial infection. It may be relatively uncommon but why risk it. ...Read more
Try other ways+types: Not many with option of eating cooked rice would eat raw rice and risk breaking teeth etc:/ steamed rice is healthful, but consumers need to be aware of the coating on some rice cookers. Boiling rice is ok , but boiling bags might allow plastic chemicals to leech into the food. Heating in microwave has the same risks. For family health, select the right pan and the right rice--try brown, red etc. ...Read more
Polycystic ovaries not pcos. ate quinoa with tuna and tomato in morning. almonds& chicken in afternoon, banana and peach smoothie . Is it helping?
What are the benefits of eating a beet everyday? Is eating a raw beet healthier as compared to boiled in plain unsalted water?
It depends,,: Beets have unrefined, natural sugar, which may be healthier than artificial sweeteners and refined sugar in sweets. As to if it's better boiled vs. Raw, it depends on if the raw one has come into contact with anything that could contaminate it like bacteria and cause you sickness. Generally it's better to wash vegetables before they're eaten. ...Read more
If eating healthy shouldn't you still adhere to portions? Is eating a whole cantaloupe and a whole honeydew melon in one sitting for a meal excessive?
Med. melon 186 cal: If you adhere to a 2000 cal per day plan, one medium melon as a meal is not excessive. Be mindful, your body may like the water and sweetness of the melon and want more at your next meal. Consider the melon as your early morning option then plan a large midday meal followed by a short walk and engaging afternoon tasks. Finish with salad, soup and fruit shared with family/friends at evening. ...Read more
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No: Methi leaves (AKA fenugreek) is sometimes used to stimulate labor and help with breast milk production. So, first trimester use would not be recommended. In addition Methi leaves can low your blood sugar and again that's not advisable. No one has studied Methi leaf safety in pregnancy, so you are only likely to read positive info in non medical websites. ...Read more
Yes: Tree nuts, like cashews, are great sources of healthy oil, protein and calcium. All of those are nutrients you need right now. They do not raise blood sugar levels and blunt to blood sugar raising effects of other foods. People who eat nuts are, on average 10 lbs lighter than other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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