Top 10 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy


Did you know there are certain foods you should avoid during pregnancy? Let's take a look together


Fish with high levels of mercury - Mercury in high amounts can be toxic to the nervous system - it's especially dangerous for growing babies and children as their nervous systems are not fully developed.


Raw/Uncooked Fish - These are at a high risk of causing viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections, such as norovirus, Vibrio, Salmonella, and Listeria. Pregnant people are at a higher risk of these infections vs nonpregnant people.


Undercooked/Raw Meat - Again we are looking at bacteria infections such as Toxoplasma, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella, and potential parasites.


Raw Eggs + Raw Sprouts - These are a high risk for salmonella


Organ Meat - Ordinarily these are high and rich in healthy vitamins, especially vitamin A. However too much vitamin A can be toxic