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    Seafood: It’s a strict no-no during pregnancy, because the high mercury-content can affect the baby’s nervous system development. So no shark, no swordfish, no king mackerel, and no tilefish. You could opt for low-mercury fish like shrimp, crab, salmon, pollock, catfish, cod, and tilapia.
  • Yowoto cheese and fruit platter
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    Cheese: Mould-ripened soft cheeses have listeria, a bacterium that can harm the developing baby. While brie, blue brie, camembert, chèvre, Danish blue and gorgonzola are to be avoided at all costs, you can consume hard cheeses like gouda, gruyere, halloumi, lancashire, manchego, orkney, paneer, and parmesan.
  • Yowoto black tea with lemon
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    Coffee: If you’re used to downing multiple cups of coffee, this can be tricky yet necessary, as caffeine constricts blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the placenta, thereby affecting the baby’s development. Phase out your coffee gradually. First, cut down on the number of cups; next, make it milky; and eventually, stop altogether.
  • Yowoto brown eggs with yolk
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    Soft-boiled or raw eggs Homemade ice-creams, mayonnaise, mousse and custards have raw eggs as one of their key ingredients. Avoid them, as raw or undercooked eggs can lead to Salmonella infection, which causes fever, diarrhoea or dehydration. Instead, boil a medium-sized egg for at least 7 minutes before consumption.
  • Yowoto beverage glasses with lemon slices
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    Soft Drinks Most soda drinks contain caffeine, which is diuretic and causes the body to lose water and essential vitamins like calcium. It also consists of artificial flavours, colours, and preservatives. So avoid them, and go for herbal iced tea, peach or lemon tea, coconut water, lime juice, buttermilk, etc.


  • Yowoto piece of meat with peppers and lemon slice
    Jacek Chabraszewski/iStock/Thinkstock
    1/5
    Seafood:: It’s a strict no-no during pregnancy, because the high mercury-content can affect the baby’s nervous system development. So no shark, no swordfish, no king mackerel, and no tilefish. You could opt for low-mercury fish like shrimp, crab, salmon, pollock, catfish, cod, and tilapia.
  • Yowoto cheese and fruit platter
    Jupiterimages/Comstock/Thinkstock
    2/5
    Cheese:: Mould-ripened soft cheeses have listeria, a bacterium that can harm the developing baby. While brie, blue brie, camembert, chèvre, Danish blue and gorgonzola are to be avoided at all costs, you can consume hard cheeses like gouda, gruyere, halloumi, lancashire, manchego, orkney, paneer, and parmesan.
  • Yowoto black tea with lemon
    Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Thinkstock
    3/5
    Coffee:: If you’re used to downing multiple cups of coffee, this can be tricky yet necessary, as caffeine constricts blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the placenta, thereby affecting the baby’s development. Phase out your coffee gradually. First, cut down on the number of cups; next, make it milky; and eventually, stop altogether.
  • Yowoto brown eggs with yolk
    iStockphotos/Thinkstock
    4/5
    Soft-boiled or raw eggs : Homemade ice-creams, mayonnaise, mousse and custards have raw eggs as one of their key ingredients. Avoid them, as raw or undercooked eggs can lead to Salmonella infection, which causes fever, diarrhoea or dehydration. Instead, boil a medium-sized egg for at least 7 minutes before consumption.
  • Yowoto beverage glasses with lemon slices
    Hemera/Thinkstock
    5/5
    Soft Drinks: Most soda drinks contain caffeine, which is diuretic and causes the body to lose water and essential vitamins like calcium. It also consists of artificial flavours, colours, and preservatives. So avoid them, and go for herbal iced tea, peach or lemon tea, coconut water, lime juice, buttermilk, etc.
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Pregnancy Food Cravings And How You Can Satisfy Them Without Cheating (Too Much!)

2013-02-21 13:01:00 +0530

Is cheese becoming the star of all your dreams? Does the sight of coffee make your heart skip a beat? We wish you didn't have to give up some of your favourite foods for those nine months, but here's some help to make the loss a bit bearable

A mom we know is all about animal rights. Even the sight of meat would have her frowning and shaking her head. But while she was pregnant last year, aliens invaded her body and turned her into a carnivore. They say, hell hath no fury like a pregnant woman with an unsatisfied craving. We'd love to be able to tell you to throw caution to the wind and binge on your favourite food, but we won't. Instead we'll give you the best alternatives! 

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Pregnancy Food Cravings And How You Can Satisfy Them Without Cheating (Too Much!)

2013-02-21 13:01:00 +0530

Is cheese becoming the star of all your dreams? Does the sight of coffee make your heart skip a beat? We wish you didn't have to give up some of your favourite foods for those nine months, but here's some help to make the loss a bit bearable

A mom we know is all about animal rights. Even the sight of meat would have her frowning and shaking her head. But while she was pregnant last year, aliens invaded her body and turned her into a carnivore. They say, hell hath no fury like a pregnant woman with an unsatisfied craving. We'd love to be able to tell you to throw caution to the wind and binge on your favourite food, but we won't. Instead we'll give you the best alternatives! 

Click here to view the slideshow.


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Pregnancy Food Cravings And How You Can Satisfy Them Without Cheating (Too Much!)

2013-02-21 13:01:00 +0530

Is cheese becoming the star of all your dreams? Does the sight of coffee make your heart skip a beat? We wish you didn't have to give up some of your favourite foods for those nine months, but here's some help to make the loss a bit bearable

A mom we know is all about animal rights. Even the sight of meat would have her frowning and shaking her head. But while she was pregnant last year, aliens invaded her body and turned her into a carnivore. They say, hell hath no fury like a pregnant woman with an unsatisfied craving. We'd love to be able to tell you to throw caution to the wind and binge on your favourite food, but we won't. Instead we'll give you the best alternatives! 

Click here to view the slideshow.