9 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

9 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

9 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy
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As your immune system is weak during pregnancy, you and your unborn baby are more susceptible to the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause food-borne illness. Avoid eating the following 9 foods to ensure that you and your unborn baby stay healthy and safe.

  1. Unpasteurized milk, as it may contain bacteria such as Campylobacter, E. coli, Listeria, or Salmonella.
  2. Soft cheeses made from unpasteurized milk, including Brie, feta, Camembert, Roquefort, queso blanco, and queso fresco. These foods may contain E. coli or Listeria.
  3. Unpasteurized juice or cider (including fresh squeezed), as this may contain E. coli.
  4. Fish containing high levels of mercury, aush as king mackerel, marlin, orange roughy, shark, swordfish, tilefish (Gulf of Mexico), and tuna (big eye).
  5. Raw shellfish, such as oysters and clams, as these may contain Vibrio bacteria.
  6. Raw or undercooked fish (sushi), as it may contain parasites or bacteria.
  7. Raw cookie dough, or cake batter, as this may contain Salmonella.
  8. Raw or undercooked sprouts, such as alfalfa, clover, mung bean, and radish, because these may contain E. coli or Salmonella.
  9. Salads made in a store, such as ham salad, chicken salad, and seafood salad, as these may contain Listeria

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