Unhealthy Food During Pregnancy: It is generally advised to eat healthy things during pregnancy. Doctors also recommend focusing on nutritious food during pregnancy for the mother and the future child. But during this time the mother has a craving to taste many things and during this time she tries to eat her favorite food. Due to cravings, it is okay to eat your favorite food during pregnancy, but ultra-processed and fast food should be avoided during this period. Especially during this period one should avoid eating canned and processed food. Let us know which things should be thought twice before eating during pregnancy.
What does the study say?
A study published in Environmental International Research states that pregnant women should think twice before eating cheese burgers and pastries that come packed in boxes. The report says that foods that are processed and come in plastic packaging can harm pregnant women. Research has said that the food which is wrapped and packed in plastic, causes harm to the body by coming in contact with the chemical phthalate found in plastic. Even the plastic gloves worn by the person delivering the food can react with the food, which can pose a threat to the health of the mother and the unborn child. Once this chemical reaches the body, it reaches the blood cells and through the placenta, it gets mixed into the blood of the baby in the womb.
Harm to mother as well as child
This dangerous chemical found in plastic causes great harm to the body. It dissolves in the blood of the mother and also in the blood of the child and gives rise to oxidative stress. This has a very bad effect on the development of the fetus growing in the stomach. If it gets mixed in the blood of the fetus, it can result in low birth weight, premature delivery and mental development of the child. This can lead to the risk of mental health disorders like autism and ADHD. Let us tell you that this is the first study in which the risks of ultra-processed food for pregnant women have been described and these risks are related to exposure to phthalate chemicals.
Disclaimer: Before implementing the method, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, please consult a doctor or related expert.
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