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Can I Eat Raw Salad When I'm Pregnant?

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April Lim Peirong answered:

It is best to eat cooked food rather than raw vegetables as it may contain bacteria which may cause you and baby discomfort. I had craving but for the safety of my baby, I decided to stay away throughout my pregnancy. I had steamed, stir fried and boiled vegetables instead.


Arora Valley answered:

When they’re not topped with fattening dressings, salads are generally a smart meal choice during pregnancy because they are packed with the nutrients. However, some of the ingredients commonly found in salads can endanger your baby’s safety. You can eat pre-washed salads during pregnancy, as long as you follow the safety advice on the packaging. It's also important to check that the salad is clean. Unclean raw fruits and vegetables can cause food poisoning, diarrhoea or water-borne diseases such as hepatitis or typhoid. Avoid salads with processed meats, raw fish, raw eggs, smoked seafood and fish with high amounts of mercury. As raw eggs, raw meat and raw sprouts may carry salmonella bacteria, which can cause food poisoning. Some Caesar salad dressings and mayonnaise may be made with raw eggs. Also soft cheeses and uncooked poultry may pose Listeria infection. Raw sprouts like alfalfa can be an e-coli bacteria hazard. Salads with clean greens, nuts, tofu, cooked chicken, turkey or salmon are safe choices to receive your daily servings of protein and vitamins.


Claudine Tan answered:

Yes you can eat raw salads during pregnancy provided they are fresh and properly washed.

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June Soo Woon Woon answered:

Yes, my nutritionist advised me not to eat raw salad as well but I can't resist hence I did eat but I just go to those F&B outlet which is reputable and really clean and thorough in their handling of food.

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Low Yen Chew answered:

Its a gd idea..never cross my mind..but i think organic vegetables are better Maybe shld get those solutiom for rinsing the vegetables too..saw those in NTUC Finest

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Pauline Sim Puay Hiang answered:

Raw vegetables may contain harmful bacteria, I would think it is safer to eat cooked vegetables.

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