We all know that eating a well-balanced diet is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it’s exceptionally important during pregnancy. As an expecting mother, it’s important to consume foods with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to both you and your developing baby. Some foods you are safe to eat now may be unsafe to eat when you’re pregnant. Here is a list of 17 foods that should be avoided during pregnancy. Lets begin the countdown starting with #17:
#17. Runny or under-cooked eggs
Runny, under-cooked, or raw eggs should be avoided during pregnancy. Whether it’s sunny-side up or scrambled eggs, homemade eggnog, ice cream, custard, or chocolate mousse these all contain raw eggs which can be taxing on your immune system. Additionally, raw cookie dough and cake batter should also be avoided.