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Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy

Foods and Beverages that can be dangerous during pregnancy, Do not eat these foods even by mistake during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, there is a special concept of gastronomy (the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food). The baby growing up in the womb is directly influenced by this gastronomy. So doctors advise to keep a special care of a diet. Here we will tell about some of the things that should be avoided during pregnancy. So to avoid the miscarriage problem.

Below is the list of 11 Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy.

Raw Papaya

Raw Papaya contains lactase which starts uterine contractions in a pregnant woman. so there will be a high risk of earlier labor pain and that may lead to miscarriage also if prolong consumption or Papaya fruit. so it is highly recommended to avoid Papaya fruit during pregnancy.

food that should be avoided in pregnancy

Excessive Salt

As we all know that during pregnancy blood pressure is normally high in most of the pregnant women. you can also notice inflammation on hand, face or legs.  Salt is well known to increase the Blood pressure, so consumption of salt during pregnancy may increase the risk of High blood pressure which can be fatal in many cases.

Excessive Salt : Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy

Chinese Foods

Chinese foods are the rich source of monosodium glutamate.  This substance is highly responsible to stop or decrease the growth of the baby in a fetus. This food also contains Soya sauce which may increase the blood pressure. so it is advised to avoid Chinese food during pregnancy. 

Chinese foods : Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy

Raw Eggs

Raw eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria hence it may be a chance of the infection. Symptoms of Salmonella infections are generally experienced only by the mother and include fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. It also decreases immunity and increases the chances of food poisoning.

Raw Eggs : Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy

Frozen Foods

Frozen foods are not good for overall health as it might lose most vitamins and nutrients. it loses the vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2 as well as other nutrients. so you might experience lack of vitamin and nutrients which is dangerous during pregnancy. so it is highly advised to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

Frozen food that you should avoid during pregnancy


Caffeine mainly found in Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa as well as in many prescribed drugs. It can be absorbed very quickly and passes easily into the placenta and fetus. Unborn baby cant metabolizes this caffeine and hence there may be a chance to restrict a fetal growth. So pregnant women are advised to limit the intake of caffeine-containing foods.

Caffeine Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy

Raw Fish, Meat

Raw fish and meat can highly contaminated with bacteria or parasites, including Toxoplasma, E.coli, Listeria, and Salmonella. Such bacteria and parasites may be a threat to the health of the baby as well as a mother.  so please avoid Raw fish, Raw meat, processed meat, Organ meat, and High-mercury fish.

Raw fish and meat should avoid during pregnancy

Processed Junk Foods

Processed junk foods are generally low in nutrients, vitamins and high in calories, sugar and added fats. so there is a chance of Diabetes, excessive weight gain and many other diseases. Low nutrient can cause vitamin and nutrient deficiency which is dangerous for baby health.

Processed junk foods in pregnancy is dangerous for health

Unpasteurized milk

Unpasteurized milk contains harmful bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, E.coli, and cryptosporidium that may be dangerous to you and your baby. So always use pasteurized milk which is processed at high temperature hence all bacteria and parasites have been already destroyed.

Unpasteurized milk should avoid during pregnancy

Raw sprouts

Do not consume raw sprouts such as clover, alfalfa, mung bean, radish, broccoli, sunflower, onion, soybean, and snow pea sprouts which are highly prone to listeria, salmonella, and E.coli bacteria. This may lead to premature birth, miscarriage, stillbirth, and infections in newborns. 

Raw sprout should avoid during pregnancy


Pregnant women are strictly advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, as it increases the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth. Even a very small amount of alcohol can negatively impact your baby’s brain development. It may also cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which involves facial deformities, heart defects, and mental retardation.

Alcohol must be avoid in pregnancy

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