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What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

Food in pregnancy: Of course avoid alcohol completely. Minimize caffeinated products. Avoid deli meats and unpasteurized cheeses. Minimize fish consumption to twice weekly. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Food to be eaten during menustration?

Food to be eaten during menustration?

Whatever you wish: Consistent with overall healthy eating (enough nutrients, reasonable balance, limit calories, generally avoiding lots of salt & grease). There is much written on "what to eat when by who" and almost all of it is the result of overactive imaginations. ...Read more

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Food that should be eaten by a pregnant woman with o+ blood type?

Food that should be eaten by a pregnant woman with o+ blood type?

See below:: Blood group is irrelevant to the diet. Eat fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products and limited amounts of lean meats. Curtail intake of saturated fats and watch your weight. Exercise regularly about 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have food aversions (fish) during a period?

Could it be healthy to have food aversions (fish) during a period?

No unhealthy: Either. Food aversions are something that we don't understand incredibly well, just like food compulsions. But it's unlikely to be unhealthy if it's only fish and just during your period. This may just be something unique to you and the respective hormone changes that occur during your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided during pregnancy/ttc?

What foods should be avoided during pregnancy/ttc?

Prego foods to avoid: When you are pregnant you should avoid raw or undercooked meat or seafood, unpasteurized dairy, and alcohol. Only have caffeine once a day. Avoid hotdogs (usually undercooked) and heat deli meat. Only eat seafood once or twice a week. ...Read more

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What foods are to be avoided during pregnancy?

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! ...Read more

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Why is bitter melon not advisable to be eaten by pregnant women?

Why is bitter melon not advisable to be eaten by pregnant women?

Possible miscarriage: It is thought that eating a large amount of bitter melon might cause miscarriage or pre-term labor. Many women do have some in pregnancy without ill effects but it might be wise to avoid. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Edition=1;section=2;article=371 ; http://ehealthforum.Com/health/dangers-of-bittergourd-during-pregnancy-t371406-a1.Html. ...Read more

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Should I be eating more fish during pregnancy?

Should I be eating more fish during pregnancy?

Not necessarily: You should have a well balanced diet - that may include fish. You should limit your consumption of large saltwater fish to one serving per week to minimize mercury intake. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Not true: Spicy food does not affect your baby's hair. Foods to avoid during pregnancy are seafood high in mercury, undercooked meat poultry and eggs, unpasteurized milk, unwashed fruits and vegetables and alcohol. ...Read more

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In brief what food should be eaten by pregnant female and what not ?

In brief what food should be eaten by pregnant female and what not ?

Briefly: The most important things to avoid are alcohol, unpasteurized cheeses/dairy, and raw fish. Essentially any raw foods are also to be avoided. The risk of placental infection (Listeria) is why some of these are to be avoided. ...Read more

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Is fruit should be eaten on empty stomach a myth?

Is fruit should be eaten on empty stomach a myth?

Doesn't matter: when or how you eat fruit. Before during or after meals, or as healthy snack between meals. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is yogurt safe to be eaten when you have allergies?

Is yogurt safe to be eaten when you have allergies?

Yes: Unless one has a specific food allergy to yogurt or the components in yogurt, there is no reason not to eat it.Food. ...Read more

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Which fruits should be avoided during pregnancy?

Which fruits should be avoided during pregnancy?

None: As long as the are washed or peeled so infection is not a concern, there are no restrictions on fruit. ...Read more

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Can your unborn baby be allergic to some of the foods you are eating during pregnancy?

Can your unborn baby be allergic to some of the foods you are eating during pregnancy?

Infant food allergy: Infants can show food reactions in the first months/yr even if they have never been offered up to that point. In theory, pre-natal exposure late in pregnancy may have triggered their reaction, even if mom doesn't have a problem with the material. Some infant rxns are major: facial swelling, hives, frothy pink stools or less intense: chronic congestion, recurrent rhino-sinusitis. Testing can confirm. ...Read more

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I would like to know about the food and dietary products that need to be avoided during pregnancy?

Foods: Avoid deli meats & imported soft cheeses (listeria), raw meat (steak tartar), raw fish(sushi), raw shellfish, things made with raw eggs (salmonella), pate & refrigerated smoke seafood that is not subsequently cooked. Avoid alcohol & caffeinated beverages. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna & orange roughy. See v. ...Read more

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Would it be typical for food eaten late at night not to settle well in the stomach?

Would it be typical for food eaten late at night not to settle well in the stomach?

Can happen.: That can happen. It may also make it more difficult for you to fall asleep at night. It is recommended that you eat all meals at least 2 to 3 hours prior to bedtime & that dinner be moderate in size at the most. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant, if you have been eating it 1-2x per week prior to being pregnant?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant, if you have been eating it 1-2x per week prior to being pregnant?

Only if cooked: Raw sushi can contain parasites or bacteria that can make you sick. When pregnant, your immune system is challenged and sometimes can't fight off infections as well as when you're not pregnant. If you have to get your sushi fix, stick with the cooked options. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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