Pregnant Women: Steer Clear Of These Foods

Females: even when you’re expecting, having your diet consist of unhealthy foods is the quickest way to ruin your body’s long term health. This is because your body becomes too overwhelmed sifting through the junk food to get to the few nutrients your diet does supply. Because of this, your body has a hard time developing a healthier and cleaner environment for baby to grow in for nine months.

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Did you know that foods like dairy and meat are practically dragging toxic waste throughout baby’s home? Your favorite meals may be obstructing your arteries, raising your blood pressure and could be flooding your body with actual sewage: toxins, cholesterol, unnecessary hormones, and more junk that neither you nor your baby need.

Regarding meat, it can stay in mom’s bowels for up to 72 hours. During that time, it’s actually rotting! And although the meat is being dealt with by your digestive system, the time it takes for it to break down gives it plenty of time to give off hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, bacteria and pollutants into your baby’s body, as well as your own. Yuck!

And fish isn’t that great for you during this time, either. When bigger fish eat smaller ones, they are ingesting the unhealthy substances that the smaller fish often eat, like plankton. So in addition to mom’s possibility of ingesting toxic mercury, she can also be at risk for additional harmful substances. And note: these can be a big problem for fertility. Although omega 3 fatty acids can be effective at decreasing the risk of heart disease and aiding blood vessel effectiveness, you can get these same benefits from plant-based foods such as chia, walnuts, flaxseeds and hemp. And this way, you won’t have to worry about all those ambiguous ingredients!

So make sure to take care of yourself and baby during this time and watch what you eat. And definitely don’t underestimate the power your diet has on influencing your baby during your pregnancy. 

 

 

Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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