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Is it ok to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Sure: Mothers in all cultures eat the food native to their countries. I don't think those in mexico, greece, or thailand are eliminating anything from their diet. We know what a mom eats during breastfeeding flavors her milk to help the baby become accustomed to their native food. Some children can be fussy after certain foods, but mom's diet is blamed too much for a baby's fussiness. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sugar-free foods while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat sugar-free foods while pregnant?

Safe: Sugar free foods are safe in pregnancy and with breastfeeding. As with many dietary concerns - moderation is key. You should have a well balanced diet through-out your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat exceptionally spicy foods while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to eat exceptionally spicy foods while I am pregnant?

Yes: During pregnancy, hormones relax the GI tract and make reflux more common; even in women who didn't have heartburn prior to pregnancy. If you are able to tolerate spicy food without adverse side effects, it's fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Doesn't hurt: Eating spicy foods will not harm baby. Might cause wicked heart burn though :) might want to be careful if breast feeding spicy food might cause baby issues. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat really spicy chips when pregnant?

Yes: Studies have shown that spicy foods are in the mouth of the beholder. The sensation of spicy is due to an enzyme. This is a genetic thing. Spicy foods don't burn your stomach or affect the baby. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat hot chips while pregnant?

Is it ok to eat hot chips while pregnant?

Occasionally: As with all things in life, do everything in moderation. If a woman enjoys hot chips, having a few hot chips here and there won't cause problems in a pregnancy. ...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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Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Msg: Msg is considered safe to add in food products as per fda, however some people have reactions to msg including fast heartrate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat really spicy food when pregnant?

Sure : Other than giving you heartburn spicy food is fine. Your baby is not sharing the food you eat with you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods while pregnant?

Of course....: People have been getting pregnant ant successfully delivering healthy babies long before foods specifically marketed as "organic" we're popular. You need a balanced diet with caloric intake adequate to nourish you and your child. Follow the advice of your OB regarding diet, calories and multivitamin/supplements. Preparing your meals at home, with the occasional meals out is just fine. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat iron-fortified foods while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to eat iron-fortified foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: During breastfeeding, your baby takes all sort of nutrition out of you body and iron is one of them. To keep your iron stores good for your baby and breastfeeding, it is good to eat iron fortified foods. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat candy while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat candy while pregnant?

Yes: In moderation. Preg metabolism is slow and weight easy to gain hard to loose. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat cayenne chillies while pregnant?

Is it okay to eat cayenne chillies while pregnant?

You may: increase your chances of heartburn or reflux, but otherwise should be ok unless excessive. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat bananas while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat bananas while pregnant?

Yes: No concerns whatsoever with bananas unless you have had problems with excessive weight gain or gestational diabetes. Bananas have a high glycemic index, so they stimulate Insulin more than other fruits and veggies. Otherwise, enjoy! ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to eat fried foods while trying to gain muscle?

Is it ok to eat fried foods while trying to gain muscle?

You can but...: Much better to eat sauteed, grilled, or baked! less breading and fat. This is an overall health issue, not just gaining muscle. ...Read more