Selasa, 29 Maret 2011

Pregnancy Advice

Get ready to write off some food or beverages in the daily menu that you usually consume. For those of you who love adventure in the world of cuisine flavors, a pregnancy may feel like a 'wedge'. The reason, in order to maintain the health of the child, you are 'overwhelmed' advice about what can be consumed and what should really dipantang. Here are the types of foods that need to be subjected to 'yellow light' or even 'red light'. The rest? You are free to combine a variety of foodstuffs, the origin remains nutritionally balanced.



Red light: raw or undercooked foods

Materials raw or undercooked food may be contaminated with disease germs, causing infection. For example, Listeria bacteria (resulting in miscarriage or fetal death in utero), Salmonella (triggering a miscarriage), the parasite Toxoplasma (unconditioned abnormal fetuses), and the bacterium E. coli (intestinal and kidney damage.) Be consumed? It's okay, origin of beef (including processed meat such as sausage or burgers), poultry, and fish cooked until completely cooked. You can still eat sushi, but select vegetarian sushi or cooked meat. To ensure that processed meat is cooked, use a special thermometer for meat.

Avoid: Foodstuffs whatever is not processed until done, such as raw eggs, undercooked meat, raw oysters, sashimi, sushi raw, and others. Also, avoid processed foods from raw eggs, such as dressing for salads and fresh mayonnaise.



Yellow light: Seafood

Protein, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids in seafood can indeed help improve the baby's brain growth. In fact, according to research conducted in the UK, lack of seafood consumption during pregnancy can lead to weak verbal skills, behavioral disorders, and other growth problems in children. However, you still have to be careful, because some types of seafood contain high levels of metallic mercury, which can inhibit the growth of fetal nervous system. Be consumed? You still can eat the salmon (if possible, choose fresh salmon and not farmed), shrimp, anchovies, and snapper maximum 340 grams per week. Limit your tuna consumption to no more than 170 grams a week.

Avoid: Sharks, raw sushi, smoked seafood, as well as any species of fish from sea water or river that has been polluted.

Note: The larger and older fish, the higher the pollution levels in the body.



Caffeine and herbal tea

Caffeine can 'pierce' the placenta, so that will affect heart rate and respiratory system of the fetus. In fact, some studies say, excessive coffee drinking is closely related to low birth weight babies and increase the risk of miscarriage and the fetus died at birth.

Be consumed? During pregnancy, you should consume caffeine to no more than 300 mg per day (approximately 2-3 cups of coffee). Although this amount includes secure, this does not mean that your caffeine consumption will not pose any risk. For comparison: 240 ml of coffee contains 150 mg of caffeine, 350 ml of soft drinks contain 35-50 mg of caffeine, and 240 ml of black tea contains 40 mg of caffeine. Other beverages include safe for you is decaffeinated tea bags are given additional flavorings, such as citrus, ginger, and peppermint.

Avoid: herbal tea mixed with raspberry or rosemary leaves, cause can trigger contractions. Unfortunately, not all bottled tea in detail to include herbal ingredients that are used as a mixture. And though written on the label packaging destined for pregnant women, you should consult your doctor first.



Cheese and other dairy products

Products from raw milk or has not been pasteurized (heated to a temperature of 60 ° C for 30 minutes to kill bacteria) can contain a number of bacteria, namely Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, etc., which cause diseases that are transmitted through food. Be consumed? Can. Among these are milk and yogurt that has been through the process of pasteurization, and hard cheese.

Avoid: Raw milk and soft cheeses such as Brie, Camembert, Feta, Blue Cheese, and Roquefort (unless otherwise stated on the label that has been made from pasteurized milk.)



Artificial sweetener


Although the side effects of sweeteners in addition to the growth and development of the fetus is still not known with certainty, some experts prohibits pregnant women consume artificial sweeteners.

Be consumed? Within reasonable limits, saccharin, aspartame, and Splenda still be consumed.

Avoid: high sugar drinks. You better drink lots of water or fresh fruit juice.

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