Foods to avoid during pregnancy

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  • Fish exposed to industrial pollutants

  • Raw or undercooked eggs

  • Raw meat and poultry

  • Raw shellfish

  • Fish containing mercury

  • Deli meats

  • Soft cheeses

  • Unwashed fruits & vegetables

  • Unpasteurized milk

  • Raw sprouts

  • Certain fruits & vegetables like papaya, black grapes, pineapple, cabbage & lettuce, eggplant

  • Foods that cause allergy

  • Excess caffine

  • Restaurant-made salads

  • Unpasteurized juices

  • Herbal teas & supplements

  • Canned foods like fruits, vegetables, sodas, pasta, soup, tuna

  • Nitrate-rich foods like cured sandwich meats, bacon, deli meats, sausages, salami, and hot dogso

  • Sugar-rich foods like desserts, candies, cakes, ice creams, biscuits, chocolates, and sweetened beverages

  • Street foods! Avoid hot dogs, burritos, churros, cotton candy, soft pretzels, etc.

  • Fatty foods like general fast food, processed food, and takeaways like crackers, cookies, frozen pizza, fried foods, margarine, and frosting

  • Artificial sweeteners

  • Homemade goodies - don\'t eat raw cookie dough, and stay away from homemade ice cream

  • Excess of vitamins (best to consult your doc on this)

  • Licorice

  • Smoked Seafood

  • Leftovers - this includes cold foods or foods that have been left at room temperature for more than a couple of hours (they could now contain bacteria)

This checklist was created by kristin87

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