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Raw sprouts to papaya: 7 foods you must avoid during pregnancy

Published on May 30, 2024 06:51 PM IST
  • Pregnancy diet must be approached carefully and foods that could increase the risk of infections and those that can harm the baby must be avoided.
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Alcohol can cause congenital disabilities, while excess caffeine is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. Here are foods that you must avoid eating during pregnancy, as suggested by Nutritionist Juhi Kapoor(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 30, 2024 06:51 PM IST

Alcohol can cause congenital disabilities, while excess caffeine is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. Here are foods that you must avoid eating during pregnancy, as suggested by Nutritionist Juhi Kapoor(Shutterstock)

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1. Papaya: Unripe or semi-ripe papaya contains a latex substance and an enzyme called papain, which can cause contractions of the uterus and potentially lead to miscarriage or premature labour. Ripe papaya is considered safer to consume in moderation. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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1. Papaya: Unripe or semi-ripe papaya contains a latex substance and an enzyme called papain, which can cause contractions of the uterus and potentially lead to miscarriage or premature labour. Ripe papaya is considered safer to consume in moderation. (Unsplash)

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2. Pineapple: It contains bromelain, an enzyme that can also cause softening of the cervix and lead to contractions. Bromelain is found in higher concentrations in the stem and core of the pineapple. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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2. Pineapple: It contains bromelain, an enzyme that can also cause softening of the cervix and lead to contractions. Bromelain is found in higher concentrations in the stem and core of the pineapple. (Pexels)

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3. Unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses: Unpasteurized dairy products may contain harmful bacteria like listeria, which can cause listeriosis. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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3. Unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses: Unpasteurized dairy products may contain harmful bacteria like listeria, which can cause listeriosis. (Shutterstock)

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4. MSG: Some studies suggest that excessive MSG consumption may have neurotoxic effects on the developing fetal brain and has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and metabolic disorders in offspring. (Unsplash/Jerome Jome) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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4. MSG: Some studies suggest that excessive MSG consumption may have neurotoxic effects on the developing fetal brain and has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and metabolic disorders in offspring. (Unsplash/Jerome Jome)

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5. Large amounts of caffeine: Excessive caffeine intake (over 200-300 mg per day) has been associated with an increased risk of miscarriage and low birth weight. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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5. Large amounts of caffeine: Excessive caffeine intake (over 200-300 mg per day) has been associated with an increased risk of miscarriage and low birth weight. (Unsplash)

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6. Alcohol: There is no known safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, as it can cause birth defects and developmental problems. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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6. Alcohol: There is no known safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, as it can cause birth defects and developmental problems. (Unsplash)

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7. Raw sprouts: They may harbour salmonella or E. coli bacteria. Also, these are hard to digest, so may cause bloating and discomfort. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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7. Raw sprouts: They may harbour salmonella or E. coli bacteria. Also, these are hard to digest, so may cause bloating and discomfort. (Pinterest)

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