5 Foods to Avoid for Pregnant Women

1. Packaged Ramen Noodles

Read the label: These quick-cooking noodles are packed with salt, fat, and little else.

2. Soda Pop

If you fill up on empty calories and sugar, you won’t have any room for more nutritious drinks.

Low-fat milk, water, and juice are better choices.

3. Shelf-stable Commercial Lunches

Sure, they’re a quick fix for hunger pangs, but preservatives, salt, and fat make most of them a poor choice. There are some okay packaged lunch options out there, though, so check the labels!

4. Frozen Dinners

There are some good choices out there, but many have astronomical amounts of salt and fat. Instead, pop a potato in the microwave, then top it with cheese and steamed broccoli for a fast, healthy meal. If you can’t avoid the occasional frozen meal, look for organic brands that are low in salt and fat.

5. Iceberg Lettuce

When it comes to lettuce, choose greens, such as romaine, that are full of fiber, A and C vitamins, folic acid, calcium, and potassium.

Iceberg lettuce has only trace amounts of these nutrients.

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Published in: on August 6, 2012 at 5:23 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. This is really fantastic material! Have you thought of putting this information within a PDF
    and distribute it online or publish it as an ebook somehow?


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