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Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet during pregnancy?

Yes: Vegetarians can have a perfectly normal pregnancy. There are considerations. You should make sure you get enough protein in your diet to accommodate your growing baby. Generally, we recommend talking to a nutritionist early on or before pregnancy to get an idea of the changes you will need to make. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet in pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet in pregnancy?

Yes: A vegetarian diet is perfectly acceptable in pregnancy. You should monitor your diet to make sure you are getting enough protein from other sources like beans, eggs, diary products and nuts. As with nonvegetarians you should take a daily prenatal vitamin and a calcium supplement. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

Yes in newer data: In 2008 some data suggested heavy nut diet in pregnancy might increase childhood asthma in those under 8 years but large danish study contradicted this information.Pregnant moms who ate peanuts regularly had children with 21-34 % reduced rate asthma compared with kids whose mom's had eaten no nuts during pregnancy. Interesting, eh? Eat nuts! less asthma says newest research. ...Read more

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Is it safe to not eat vegetables during the Atkins diet?

Is it safe to not eat vegetables during the Atkins diet?

Atkins diet: Atkins diet is a kerogen edits inducing diet which stands for high fat and high protein with few carbs vegetables are carb rich and not present in the traditional atkins since you are going to just achieve weight loss as long as you donot add root vegetables like potatoes or flour u should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to be vegetarian during pregnancy?

Is it healthy to be vegetarian during pregnancy?

Yes: If you eat a proper diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and maybe also dairy, you are fine. You should be on prenatal vitamins anyway. As a case in point, the majority of indians are vegetarian, including during pregnancy. Apparently, it turned out fine since there's over 1 billion in india. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat flax bread during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat flax bread during pregnancy?

Yes: The rda for carbohydrates in pregnancy is 175 grams daily. Your diet should contain a wide variety of carbs and flax seed can be a healthy part of your daily intake. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Yes: The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of fish. The benefits of dha on fetal brain development was actually observed in women who ate a lot of fish. There has never been any reported case of mercury poisoning from too much fish consumption in the United States. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Yes: Soy eaten in healthy amounts and in the freshest preparation and in moderation is probably fine. It has been listed as a controversial food. So if in doubt, communication with your ob-gyn would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat american cheese during pregnancy?

Yes: Any pasteurized milk cheese is ok. American cheese almost always falls into that category. Check the label. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Yes: Diet during pregnancy should contain lots of fruits and vegetables. These should be washed well to remove pesticides. Organically raised fruits and vegetables are safer. Cabbage is somewhat difficult to digest, and may cause some problems with the gallbladder or intestines. If it doesn't bother you, it is okay. Moderation is important. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat chicken during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat chicken during pregnancy?

Pregnancy ; chicken: Worse case scenario is its association with salmonella . But if you know your source , i think this is not a problem. However my advise would be to decrease the intake of fish due to risk of mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat eggplant during pregnancy?

Yes: In some traditional cultures--haiti & japan- eggplant is not permitted during pregnancy. There is no scientific reason for this & many do eat it. Be sure to eat it cooked as raw eggplant is not very digestible. Do avoid undercooked animal foods, rare meat, raw oysters, clams, sushi, unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, raw cookie or cake dough. These are truly unsafe. ...Read more

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What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most fine in : Moderation. Large amounts of fresh pineapple (contains bromelain) may soften the cervix ; stimulate smooth muscle contraction. However many women eat pineapple through out pregnancy without issues. Passion flower is not recommended by some during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus). ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Looks like it: Maracuya is another name for passionfruit. It's a healthy diet choice, very sweet with a high water content, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Its many varieties are eaten widely in many cultures around the world. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more