Food hygiene during pregnancy

Food hygiene during pregnancy

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At any time of life you have to follow a healthy and healthy diet, and also, be aware of proper hygiene when handling food. However, pregnancy is a stage for women in which they must be extremely careful with all issues related to health and nutrition. Knowing how to handle food and avoid certain products in your diet will be beneficial for you and your baby.

It is not only important that you are aware of a healthy and balanced diet throughout the entire pregnancy. In addition, there are a series of easy and useful tips that you can adopt as a routine when cooking your pregnancy menus to have perfect hygiene with food:

- If you are going to cook food, both of animal and vegetable origin, wash your hands before and after to manipulate them.

- Always keep clean the counter or work table wherever you are cooking the food and maintain scrupulous cleanliness when you finish cooking.

- Clean kitchen utensils well with which you have been cooking.

- If you are going to prepare a salad, wash with abundant water all the ingredients to maintain the hygiene of the products you consume pregnant.

- Store safely in the refrigerator all cooked food that you are not going to consume immediately and, if you are not sure that they are in good condition, throw them away.

- When you do the shopping in the supermarket, make sure that the products you buy have a correct process of preparation and packaging.

- If you prefer to take the fruit with its skin, worry about washing it well, in this way you ensure the correct hygiene of the food you eat.

Not all foods are beneficial during pregnancy, it is better to eliminate them from your diet as soon as possible to prevent possible malformations in the baby:

- If you are going to eat out, do not eat salads or raw vegetables if you are not sure that they comply with all the necessary hygiene standards.

- Avoid any product from the animal that is not cooked. If your toxoplasmosis test is negative, be careful not to eat raw pâté, meat and fish and cold cuts.

- Eliminate from your pregnant diet all those unpasteurized products like certain cheeses or dairy as they contain a bacteria called listeria that could be harmful to the baby.

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